The US has a sordid history of betraying minority groups that do its fighting

Sure Trump is ‘Betraying the Kurds!’ but What’s New about That?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attacking President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, where they’ve been engaging in an illegal and bloody war against the Syrian government and its military for at least five years (not counting the three prior years when the US was providing arms and training to Syrian rebels, …

An interview by Dave Marash on the NPR-syndicated 'Here and There' program

Dave Lindorff Tells about Finding Himself on the US Government’s Terrorist Watch List

Dave Marash: For the first time ever, I am turning over the writing of much of this introduction to our guest today, investigative reporter Dave Lindorff –- which is to say, I’m simply going to read to you excerpts from his piece in the August, 22 edition of The Nation. Dave and his wife were …

Patrolling a newly ice-free Arctic Ocean from a home port doomed by rising seas

The US Navy Has a Water Problem

  The United States Navy has a big problem, one quite peculiar for such a huge seagoing organization: too much water. The problem isn’t the water itself; the Navy knows how to handle water. The problem is that global warming is putting too much water in the wrong places. of those places is Naval Station …

Applause meter gives it to Sanders at union gathering

Faux ‘Working Man’s’ Candidate Biden Looking Like a Loser after Philly AFL-CIO Presidential Summit

  Philadelphia — At a packed ‘Presidential Summit’ on Tuesday organized and sponsored by this city’s AFL-CIO Labor Council, former Delaware Senator and Vice-President and repeat Democratic presidential primary contender Joe Biden’s oft-touted claim to be the “working-class,” or alternatively “middle-class” favorite looked pretty exaggerated. Assigned pole position as the first candidate to get 30 …

Hell No! We can’t go!:

Why on Earth Would the US Go to War with Iran over an Attack on Saudi Oil Refineries?

President Bone Spur, backed by his war-mongering Secretary of State Mike “Armageddon” Pompeo, tweeted yesterday that the US military is “locked and loaded,” ready to attack (bomb) Iran if it can be proven that Iran was behind a drone bomb attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries. There are plenty of news media in the US …

Really remembering 9-11

Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America’s Endless ‘War on Terror’

Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it’s time we gave a thought to the dead who were ignored. According …

The media war-machine is kicking in:

US Media Keep Saying Iran is ‘In Violation’ of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From

Yes, Iran is increasing the number of centrifuges it is using to refine nuclear fuel, and yes, it is refining that fuel to a higher percentage of U-235, the isotope that allows the uranium to begin a chain reaction necessary for both fueling a nuclear reactor and for creating an atomic bomb. But in taking …