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  • Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed

    2014 724 mil fwLeft, an Israeli man waves the Israeli flag as he stands with soldiers on top of an armored personnel carrier near the Israel and Gaza border, July 23, 2014. Right, a villager covers his face to block dust kicked up by a U.S. Special Forces patrol in Afghanistan's Parwan province, June 26, 2014. (Photo: Uriel Sinai and Diego Ibarra Sanchez / The New York Times)

    While neoliberal governments invoke phrases like "collateral damage" or "military necessity" to absolve them of the horrors inflicted by their drones, jets and missiles, we need to develop a new political language and a new understanding of democratic governance.

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  • Morocco: Crossroads in the Conflict Between Future Paths

    Morocco: Crossroads in the Conflict Between Future Paths

    By Chris Williams, Truthout | News Analysis

    In many ways, Morocco exemplifies the cultural possibilities of a freer humanity. A cradle of cultural intermixing, Morocco sits at the crossroads of empires, past and present. Unfortunately, seldom have Moroccans been able or allowed to decide their own destiny, despite formal independence from the French in 1956. But now, despite efforts to economically colonize the ancient cultures and peoples that populate Morocco, a strong resistance movement is fighting back.

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  • In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One

    In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One

    By James Marc Leas, Truthout | Op-Ed

    The July 23 article "Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza" by New York Times reporter Anne Barnard wrongly states, "When Hamas sent a barrage of rockets into Israel, simmering hostilities, and back and forth strikes, erupted into war." That statement about the war's origin is pro-war propaganda. The statement contradicts the report issued by the "Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center," an Israeli think tank.

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