In films like American Sniper and The Interview, Americans are the heroes and “furriners” are the targets: an undifferentiated group of people so alien that they’re practically subhuman.
Phyllis Bennis and filmmaker Amir Amirani discuss the largest mobilization of people in human history — the 2003 protest against the invasion of Iraq — and its relevance to today.
Phyllis Bennis addresses the Westchester Peace Action Coalition on crises such as Ebola, ISIS, and renewed wars in the Middle East.
The Obama administration’s war plans in Iraq and Syria are illegal, ill-conceived, and destined to fail. Here’s what the U.S.—and you—can do instead.
Obama is more than willing to stand up against the Islamic State. Too bad he wasn’t willing to stand up to his hawkish critics.
Phyllis Bennis responds to President Obama’s announcement that there will be possible airstrikes in Iraq on Democracy Now!
Five steps the U.S. can take in Iraq without going back to war.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the possibility of a renewed Cold War, longstanding tragedies in the Middle East, and the decline of Israeli influence.
On the 11th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq the Institute for Policy Studies, Iraqi Veterans Against the War, and many others co-sponsor this compelling reflection, moderated by Phil Donahue, creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show and Co-Director and Co-Producer of the film “Body of War.”
Obama’s declaration that “America must move off a permanent war footing” wasn’t the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address.
President Obama’s decision to ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Syria set the stage for a resurgent anti-war movement that cohered quickly – and won an extraordinary, unforeseen victory.
July was the deadliest month since 2008 in Iraq.
How can the United States afford to keep proving that it’s bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?
Why start another body count in a Middle East conflict with no direct relationship to U.S. security?