War and Antiwar

  • Standing against barbarism

    Those loyal to the hopes created by the Arab Spring revolts must condemn the terror falling from the sky, whatever its source.

  • Opposing war means opposing dictatorship

    An "antiwar" alliance has formed to protest the U.S. empire, but it excuses the crimes of the Syrian regime and its Russian backer.

  • Will the left hear the cries from Aleppo?

    In the face of a humanitarian horror, a part of the U.S. left wants to absolve Assad and Russia of their crimes in Syria--and blame only the U.S.

  • A nightmare in the making for Mosul

    The looming assault by U.S. and Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from ISIS forces will have dire humanitarian consequences.

  • The cease-fire that will increase war in Syria

    The U.S. and Russian cease-fire agreement in Syria--if it holds--is a plan to escalate violence and repression, not achieve peace or justice.

  • The "war on terror" 15 years on

    Fifteen years after 9/11, the people of the Middle East are still paying a terrible price for the U.S. drive to dominate the region.

  • Anti-imperialism and the Syrian Revolution

    The Arab Spring uprising in Syria has tested the left by posing a blunt question: Are you on the side of a dictator--or that of a popular uprising?

  • The myth of the nobility of war

    The Battle of the Somme is a stark example of the horror of war for a generation fed a false narrative about patriotic commitment.

  • Who will end this Guantánamo nightmare?

    The story of "war on terror" detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi is a reminder of how the rule of law has been bent and broken.

  • The untold toll of Obama's war on ISIS

    The U.S. and its de facto allies like Russia may achieve a military victory over ISIS, but it will lead to more violence, repression and suffering.

  • How the Syrian revolution transformed me

    I viewed the world through the lens of the Palestinian struggle, but Syria's rebellion has taught all of us a lesson in solidarity.

  • What is driving Iraq back to the brink?

    An award-winning journalist looks at the course of the U.S. war against ISIS--and explains the roots of the political crisis that is shaking Iraq.

  • Obama's pretend plan to close Guantánamo

    Barack Obama is ending his second term where he began his first--with a promise to close the Guantánamo prison camp that won't be kept.

  • War from thousands of miles away

    A documentary about drone warfare shows that when it comes to terrorism, nobody is more effective than the U.S. military.

  • Obama's drone crimes

    A host of leaked government documents detail the lies that we're being fed to justify the Obama administration's drone war around the world.

  • The old city of Jerusalem is like a ghost town

    Very few Palestinians dare to walk the streets of Jerusalem--while right-wing settlers are everywhere, confident and jubilant.

  • Appeasement, peace or neither?

    The anti-Iran hardliners are denouncing the Obama administration's nuclear agreement, but that doesn't make it a victory for peace.

  • One of history's worst war crimes

    Obama's snub of an invitation by Japanese activists to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki is as much about the present as the past.

  • A treaty to keep the nukes for the empire only

    The U.S. agreement with Iran on its nuclear program isn't a victory for peace and justice, but for the world's main imperial power.

  • The fiction of "balance" in Israel's war on Gaza

    A United Nations report on war crimes committed during Israel's assault on Gaza seeks "balance" where there is none.

  • The end of Iraq?

    An eyewitness to Iraq's suffering describes the conditions as the country is torn apart by a sectarian conflict for which the U.S. is to blame.

  • How I snuck into an Israeli weapons expo

    It was the perfect juxtaposition: herded through a West Bank checkpoint to arrive two hours and four buses later at a Tel Aviv weapons expo.

  • Why did Ramadi fall to ISIS?

    Just as the U.S. government was claiming a supposed string of successes, ISIS fighters have conquered an important city in western Iraq.

  • Don't thank me on Memorial Day

    I am not proud of my so-called "service" to the flailing dinosaur of an empire that calls itself the U.S. of A.

  • Is ISIS winning the Facebook war?

    U.S. officials and the mainstream media are reeling from the revelation that militant groups like ISIS...use the Internet.