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

    By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed

    A Palestinian boy walks through the rubble near a mosque destroyed in an Israeli airstrike the night before in Gaza City, July 23, 2014. (Photo: Wissam Nassar / The New York Times) A Palestinian boy walks through the rubble near a mosque destroyed in an Israeli airstrike the night before in Gaza City, July 23, 2014. (Photo: Wissam Nassar / The New York Times)

    Militarism is like a lethal virus that takes as its first victim both historical memory and any sense of moral and social responsibility. In the United States and Israel, at the present moment, it is no longer one strain of ideology that permeates these societies; it is a general condition that gives meaning to almost all aspects of life.

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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, The New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One

    In Gaza-Israel Coverage, The 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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