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Economic sanctions are not an alternative to war. They are an act of war, and they are devastating Iranian civilians.
The military budget for 2021 must involve a tougher negotiation that results in real changes to Pentagon and presidential war powers.
The United States spent over 800 billion dollars on the war in Iraq, while social services and infrastructure crumbled at home.
As we spiral toward a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran, it’s worth reflecting on the failures to rein in U.S. aggression along the way.
The current crisis might be averted, but the longer U.S. war with Iran continues.
A deep into the growing crisis following the U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the third most powerful Iranian leader.
Understanding Trump’s decision to assassinate Soleimani, what retaliation from Iran might look like, and how it got to this point.
Phyllis Bennis says Congress must stop Trump from taking the U.S. to war without any justification or provocation.
As long as the top executives of our privatized war economy can reap unlimited rewards, the profit motive for war in Iran, or anywhere, will persist.