War and Antiwar

  • The "alternative facts" that led to war on Iraq

    Trump isn't the first president to prefer "alternative facts." Fifteen years ago, George W. Bush paved the road to war with lies.

  • Against amnesia: The empire under Obama

    The U.S. empire under Barack Obama has been a catastrophe for the world--we can never forget nor excuse his two terms of American violence.

  • Veterans on an antiwar mission to Japan

    A speaking tour by two U.S. veterans opposed to war intersected with the efforts of Japanese activists challenging militarism.

  • 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.