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News Releases

IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
2010-04-06
International Federation of Journalists
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
Peace Activist Spends Last Days Resisting War, Supporting Kim Rivera
2012-09-13
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
In the last days of her life, wheelchair bound and terminally ill, peace activist and author Shirley Farlinger will be in Nathan Phillips Square to hold a sign in support of Kim Rivera, the Iraq war r...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
2015-12-23
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...

Sources Select Resources

Are US Troops Targeting Journalists?
Incidents Raise Suspicions on Motive
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is dangerous in the extreme to be a journalist covering America’s wars, at least beginning with Vietnam.
Connexions Library: USA Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the United States of America.
Death of a Hero
The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims
Cromwell, David
Article
2013
MediaLens
If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it ...
Drone Strikes and the Sanitization of Violence
Van Dongen,Teun
Article
2015
Toward Freedom
Van Dongen discusses the terminology that the drone campaign employs, in which the CIA and the Obama administration gloss over death and destruction of drones in Pakistan, Afganistan and Yemen.
Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
Kone, Jason
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one ...
The Fog of Intelligence
Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
TomDispatch.com
The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog ...
'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute
Raimondo, Justin
Article
2015
Antiwar.com
There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stand...
The Fun of Empire: Fighting on All Sides of a War in Syria
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
The Intercept
Now the Obama administration and American political class is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the failed “Bomb Assad!” campaign by starting a new campaign to bomb those fighting against Assad –...
Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2015
CounterPunch
After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run h...
How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security
Postol, Theodore A.
Article
2014
The Nation
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administ...
IFJ Demands Probe into Iraq Media Deaths After US Army Film Exposes Killing of Unarmed civilians and Journalists
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
Call for an investigation into the actions of the United States army which has been implicated in killings of journalists in Iraq following the release of a shocking video film of a helicopter gunship...
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
Article
2015
The Washington Post
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
Kill Anything That Moves
The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Metropolitan Books
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
Turse, Nick
Article
2016
TomDispatch.com
One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pul...
Lying to Ourselves About the Air War
The Killers
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Most US citizens have never been subjected to an air raid. They have never heard the roar of planes flying high above them while an air raid siren wails, its whine competing with the planes’ roar and ...
A Marxist History of the World part 104: 2001: 9/11, the War on Terror, and the New Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Al-Qaida terror attacks allowed the great powers to justify new imperialist wars to safeguard the interests of global capital.
Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2015
Ecologist
How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. ...
The modern US army: unfit for service?
Kennard, Matt
Article
2012
The Guardian
Gone are the days of the all-American army hero. These days, the US military is as likely to be a sanctuary for racists, gang members and the chronically unfit.
NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
Schreiner, Ben
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors...
The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
Hymns to the Silence
Floyd, Chris
Article
2012
CounterPunch
It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides ...
The Okinawa missiles of October
Tovish, Aaron
Article
2015
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, whic...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a produ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Pentagon rewrites 'Law of War' declaring 'belligerent' journalists as legitimate targets
Article
2015
RT
The Pentagon has released a book of instructions on the "law of war," detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy. The manual also states that journalists can be labeled "unprivileged belligerents,...
The Pentagon's Half-Billion-Dollar Drone Boondoggle
Weignberge, Sharon
Article
2015
The Intercept
Rivalry between the Army and Air Force over Predator drones may have cost the Pentagon over $500 million in wasteful spending, according to a report released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Politics of Terror and Scandal
Article
1998
Against the Current
SCENARIO: AGAINST THE background of a depression in Japan, the economic collapse of Russia and stock market crashes on three continents, a United States president facing imminent expulsion from office...
The Prosecution and Persecution of Bradley Manning
Setting An Example
ROHRICHT,ALYSSA
Article
2013
counterpunch
The desire to strip Manning of careful intent has been a tactic of the government that is prosecuting him and the mainstream media who parrot their propaganda from the start.
Remembering a Vietnam Veteran
The Death of Sgt. Van Dale Todd
Borgstrom, Daniel
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres
Mahmood, Mona; O'Kane, Maggie; Madlena, Chavala; Smith, Teresa
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the "dirty wars" in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurg...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
Article
2015
The National Security Archive - George Washington University
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
A Secret War in 135 Countries
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
TomDispatch
Turse discusses the U.S. global engagement strategy of covert operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica.
A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
Schwarz, Jon
Article
2015
The Intercept
The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
Currier, Cora
Article
2015
The Intercept
Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolve...
The Sociopath as Hero
Clint Eastwood's War Prayer
Edwards, Paul
Article
2015
CounterPunch
American movie audiences have long loved violent heroes. Edwards discusses the box office hit of the moment, 'American Sniper', and the implications of the Hollywood War Porn industry.
Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
Lazare, Sarah
Article
2015
Common Dreams
Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legi...
Target Africa
The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula
Turse, Nick
Article
2015
The Intercept
The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the co...
31 Years After the U.S. Invasion of Grenada
A Lovely Piece of Real Estate
Z, Mickey
Article
2014
Counterpunch.org
As I'm sure everyone knows, we're fast approaching the 31st anniversary of a truly momentous American victory — a crucial military operation that not only warmed Ronald Raygun's cold, cold heart but w...
The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
Axe, David
Article
2015
War Is Boring
For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explo...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Sources News Release
Article
2015
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
Hussain, Murtaza; Currier, Cora
Article
2016
The Intercept
A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified n...
US Intimidated by Its Own Mercenaries
A Silence on Atrocities
Pollak, Norman
Article
2014
Counterpunch
So much for transparency, civil liberties, and prosecuting the crimes of a predecessor (the cardinal rule of presidents, at least this one, cover-up WAR CRIMES past and present, a solemn command of th...
US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy"
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2012
Countercurrents
Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with ...
US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
Article
2011
The Guardian
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
TomDispatch.com
When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial...
A War on Wikileaks?
Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
Goodman, Mel
Article
2015
CounterPunch
The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administ...
Watching the Pentagon Channel
The New Socialist Realism
Young, Charles M.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capit...
When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2016
FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?
War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)
Englehardt, Tom
Article
2015
The Unz Review
Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood...

Sources Bookshelf

The Arms Trade Revealed
A Guide for Investigators and Activists
Lumpe, Lora; Donarki, Jeff
Book
1998
This is a guide for researchers and activists interested in learning more about the US arms export and trade programs; US policy making, campaign strategies and research techniques.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Press for Conversion #51
May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...


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