(3000) words Robert Parry:Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground,
From War is a Crime Understanding the Suffering War Brings Posted on April 25, 2015 by DavidSwanson Remarks at Houston Peace and Justice Center Conference on April 25, 2015. I hope to be brief enough to leave lots of time for questions after I talk. I know that most of you are probably exceptions to what I’m about to say, because I suspect that most of you came here voluntarily. If you’re here on duty for the FBI, raise your hand. You may all be the exceptions, but most people in the United States have no idea of the suffering that war brings. War brings suffering first through the wasting of some $2 trillion every year, roughly half of it by the U.S. government alone, but much of the weaponry purchased with the other $1 trillion, spent by other governments, is U.S.-made weaponry. Never mind what the money is spent on. It could be dumped in a hole and burned and we’d all be better off, but the most suffering is caused by what it’s …
Obama apologizes for killing two western hostages
The Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) told Reuters that more than 4.8 million people in Vietnam have been exposed to the herbicide and over 3 million of them have been suffering from deadly diseases.
(1000words) A Muslim Holocaust. During the three decades of US imposed war on Afghanistan and Iraq, 5-6 million Muslims have been killed.
Greenwald: Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country.
The suit, is based on constitutional rights in Germany ….to stop the use of German territory for illegal actions by the U.S. in Yemen.”
(576 words) ALEC, a major source of “climate change denial” legislation is threatening to sue various news agencies for accusing ALEC of denying climate change!!
Nearly 800 plaintiffs have launched a billion-dollar lawsuit against Johns Hopkins University over its alleged role in the deliberate infection of hundreds of vulnerable Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis and gonorrhoea, during a medical experiment programme in the 1940s and 1950s.
(925 words) Jon Schwartz of “the Intercept” takes down the factually challenged NYT op-ed by former UN Ambassador Bolton titled “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.”