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Sunday, June 3,2012
Commentary

After Houla massacre, it’s clear Assad has chosen civil war

By Gwynne Dyer
"There is no doubt that the (Syrian) government used artillery and tanks (in Houla)," said Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday – but then he added: "There is also no doubt that many bodies have been found with injuries from firearms received at point-blank range. We are dealing with a situation where both sides participated in the killings of innocent civilians."  
Sunday, June 3,2012
Commentary

WikiLeaks, war crimes and the Pinochet Principle

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's protracted effort to fight extradition to Sweden suffered a body blow this week. Britain's Supreme Court upheld the arrest warrant, issued in December 2010.
Monday, May 28,2012
Commentary

Honor the dead, heal the wounded, stop the wars

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Gen. John Allen, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, spoke Wednesday at the Pentagon, four stars on each shoulder, his chest bedecked with medals. Allen said the NATO summit in Chicago, which left him feeling "heartened," "was a powerful signal of international support for the Afghan-led process of reconciliation."
Sunday, May 20,2012
Commentary

Iraq-Afghanistan vets are saying no to NATO in Chicago

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman

Veterans of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are now challenging the occupation of Chicago. This week, NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is holding the largest meeting in its 63-year history there.

Wednesday, May 16,2012
Commentary

Getting included on bin Laden’s ‘list’ is a signal honor

By Gwynne Dyer
I wanted you to be the first to know. It has just been revealed by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Military Academy in the United States that I am on a very short list of journalists (eight in Western countries and seven others in India, Pakistan and Arab countries) to whom Osama bin Laden wanted to send "special media material" on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. To what do I owe this honor?
Sunday, May 13,2012
Commentary

Coal, foreclosures, banks

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
Shareholder meetings can be routine, unless you are Bank of America, in which case it may be declared an "extraordinary event." That is what the city of Charlotte, N.C., called th
Sunday, May 6,2012
Commentary

The real mad men: Follow money behind TV political ads

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
May Day, Murdoch and the murder of Milly Dowler. What do they have to do with the 2012 U.S. general election? This year's election will undoubtedly be the most expensive in U.S. history, with some projections topping $5 billion.
Sunday, April 29,2012
Commentary

The National Security Agency is watching you

By Amy Goodman
Three targeted Americans: A career government intelligence official, a filmmaker and a hacker. None of these U.S. citizens was charged with a crime, but they have been tracked, surveilled, detained — sometimes at gunpoint — and interrogated, with no access to a lawyer. Each remains resolute in standing up to the increasing government crackdown on dissent.
Sunday, April 22,2012
Commentary

Obama’s policies: The real scandal in Cartagena, Colombia

Breaking the Sound Barrier

By Amy Goodman
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign launched its first Spanish-language ads this week, just after returning from the Summit of the Americas. He spent three days in Colombia, longer than any president in U.S. history.
Wednesday, April 18,2012
Commentary

The sooner we admit Afghan war can’t be won, the better

By Gwynne Dyer
In the midst of the Taliban attacks in central Kabul on Sunday, a journalist called the British embassy for a comment. "I really don't know why they are doing this," said the exasperated diplomat who answered the phone. "We'll be out of here in two years' time. All they have to do is wait."
 
 
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