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Islamophobia and more | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Ed. note: At the end of this blog post, sign up for webinars on Challenging Islamophobia sponsored by United for Peace and Justice, which is partnering with the Muslim Justice League, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR], and the American Friends Service Committee. Seventy years ago on 9 April 1948, my mother’s friend Hayah Balbisi in school (both at ...

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Britain’s imperial echoes have led it to a ruinous decade of wars | Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

Over this last decade Britain’s national sovereignty has not been remotely threatened by any other state, yet its government has adopted a stance of hectoring and often open belligerence towards much of the Muslim world. British forces have been sent to ill-judged and ineptly fought wars that have left British cities in a state of perpetual terrorist alert. It is ...

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Obama Raises the Military Stakes: Confrontation on the Borders with China and Russia | Global Research

After suffering major military and political defeats in bloody ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, failing to buttress long-standing clients in Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia and witnessing the disintegration of puppet regimes in Somalia and South Sudan, the Obama regime has learned nothing: Instead he has turned toward greater military confrontation with global powers, namely Russia and China. Obama has ...

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Against the Grain: The New-Model Interventionists | Counterpunch

The West is omnipresent overseas: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan; Egypt, Libya, the Gulf monarchies and emirates; Nigeria, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia, Ivory Coast. The principle of intervention trumps that of sovereignty; and the essence of civil war is redefined to be an incumbent government’s enforcement of law and order with loss of life as nothing short of the perpetration of a ...

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Egypt: Victory Achieved, but the Struggle Against Imperialism Continues

February 12, 2011 On February 11, 2011, the heroic and united people of Egypt spearheaded by the deeply disenchanted youth of that country — dealt a serious blow to the interests and policies of the imperialist powers, especially that of the United States, in Africa and the Middle East. With this victory, Hosni Mubarak joined the rest of the deposed ...

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Fair Warning | A review of Engelhardt’s book via The Nation

At the beginning of his book, “The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s” (Haymarket; $16.95), Engelhardt, a Nation Institute fellow, writes, “And peace itself? Simply put, there’s no money in it.” The collection is a culling of essays published on Engelhardt’s TomDispatch website since 2004, and the same note is struck in piece after piece after piece: ...

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