Month In Review Archives

2014

Hands up. Don't shoot.

Washington's Wars and Occupations:
Month in Review #112/August 31, 2014

Faced with Two Societies, Separate and Unequal, mass rebellion sweeps Ferguson and resonates nationwide. Michael Reagan reports.   

BURY MY HEART IN GAZA

We thrash, curse for air
As our strangler declares, look
How violent the Arab

– Haiku for the Headlocked, by Zein El-Amine

Gary Hicks calls for urgent action to prevent U.S. re-intervention in Iraq while stressing the need to keep the long view and global picture in mind.

Re-energizing the U.S. peace movement requires both responding to immediate crises and pursuing a long-haul strategy.  

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Despite the Memorial Day “celebrations,” claims that the Afghanistan War is coming to an end, and talk of “humanitarian” military deployments to Nigeria, the naked violence of the U.S. role in the world showed through the verbal fog this month. President Obama tried to argue that an indefinite military presence is "how war ends in the 21st...

The jockeying for position between Russian and U.S. governments in Ukraine has dominated headlines since the fall of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in late February. In the writing to follow Nathan Paulsen highlights recent events and places them in a broader context of...

Rebecca Tumposky reports on the high stakes battle in Washington over the Iran negotiations as the P5+1-Iran interim agreement takes effect, stressing that further diplomatic progress is crucial for de-escalating conflict throughout the Middle East and dealing a blow to the...