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Articles by: Nicolas J S Davies

Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption

Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption

Iraqis are mourning 60 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been killed since hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets at the beginning of October. Human rights groups have described the crisis in Iraq as a “bloodbath,” Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi has announced he will resign, and Sweden has opened an investigation against Iraqi Defense[Read More…]

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

Why aren’t Americans rising up like the people of Chile and Lebanon?

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies The waves of protests breaking out in country after country around the world beg the question: Why aren’t Americans rising up in peaceful protest like our neighbors? We live at the very heart of this neoliberal system that is force-feeding the systemic injustice and inequality of 19th century laissez-faire capitalism to[Read More…]

 Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan

 Counting the Dead Through the Fog of War in Afghanistan

During one week in late September, U.S.-led forces killed at least 70 civilians in two incidents in Afghanistan. A U.S. drone strike on September 19th killed at least 30 farmers harvesting pine nuts in Nangarhar province. Then on September 23rd, at least 40 civilians, including women and children, were reported killed in a combined U.S.-Afghan attack on a village in Taliban-controlled territory[Read More…]

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