World Politics

Who Profits when Iran and America Fight?

January 13, 2020

We spoke to Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin after Thursday’s War Powers resolution vote. Whose interests are driving the narrative around conflict with Iran?

Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

January 10, 2020

RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy.

The Liars that Led Us to War

January 10, 2020

Two Iraq war veterans explain why Congress has failed to stop the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and say the United States needs to learn from its imperialist history if anything is going to change.

International Criminal Court Prepares to Try Israelis over War Crimes

January 9, 2020

Shawan Jabarin of the Al-Haq human rights organization discusses the International Criminal Court decision to prepare a lawsuit against the state of Israel regarding war crimes committed against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities are already panicking.

Australian Wildfires Prove Denying Climate Change Won’t Save You From It

January 9, 2020

Climate scientist Michael Mann is in Australia, where the bushfire crisis is unfolding in real time. He says voters there need to look for ‘climate hawks’ who can counteract the climate-denying policies of politicians like current prime minister Scott Morrison.

Trump Announces Additional ‘Punishing’ Sanctions on Iran

January 8, 2020

The president’s statement addressed the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the Iran nuclear agreement, and the role of NATO.

The Trump Administration Is Repeating Iraq War Talking Points

January 8, 2020

Administration officials are repeating ideas that sound eerily similar to the justification used for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Will Soleimani’s Assassination Set Back Iraq’s October Revolution?

January 7, 2020

Soleimani’s killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.

How Soleimani’s Assassination Violates International Law and Puts Peace Further Out of Reach

January 6, 2020

Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.

Soleimani’s Assassination Brings US Closer to War with Iran

January 6, 2020

Trump threatens Iran with more war crimes as Democrats move to invoke the War Powers Act.