Phyllis Bennis: The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control outcome of civil war.
Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, says that a growing push for war in Syria should remind U.S. citizens of the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
In the echoing words of the late Susan Sontag: "Let's by all means grieve together, but let's not be stupid together." It applies maybe quadruple after the Boston bombings -- and to us as well.
Since the "Arab Spring" democracy struggles that began in 2011 Stephen Harper's government has gotten down right scary, apparently supporting the divine right of kings over rule by the people.
The damning facts about Canadian complicity in Saudi Arabia's repression against Bahrain's popular movement are well known. Will anyone ask Baird about this?
Prisoners on hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay are now being denied water among other abuses as prison guards attempt to force them off the strike, the prisoners' lawyers said Wednesday.
The Iraq war was not the first time that popular movements forced the hand of foreign policy decision-makers.
No individual has done more to push back against what Martin Luther King Jr. called "the madness of militarism" than Bradley Manning.
Harper and other Western leaders' reaction to Chavez and his legacy is an important revelation regarding their visceral hostility to using state power in the interests of the poor.
Iraqi-Canadian Riadh Muslih and U.S. war resister Rodney Watson Jr., living in sanctuary in a Vancouver church to avoid deportation, reflect on the Iraq War ten years later.