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Pentagon Admits Presence of US Troops in Yemen as Cholera Cases Top One Million

By Bill Van Auken on December 23, 2017

The Pentagon admitted for the first time this week that it has “conducted multiple ground operations” in Yemen, the impoverished and war-ravaged country on the Arabian Peninsula, while conducting more than 120 air strikes there this year, triple the number in 2016. (more…)

‘Devastating’: Israeli Tear Gas’ Effect on Palestinians

By Ibrahim Husseini & Liam O’Hare on December 28, 2017

Aida refugee camp, occupied West Bank – A Palestinian refugee camp in the occupied West Bank may be the most exposed place to tear gas in the world, according to the author of a new study. (more…)

Ahed is Only 16, and no Father is Prouder of his Daughter than Me

Bassem Tamimi Dec 29, 2017

This night too, like all the nights since dozens of soldiers raided our home in the middle of the night, my wife Nariman, my 16-year-old daughter Ahed and Ahed’s cousin Nur will spend behind bars. (more…)

For Children All Over The World, 2017 Was Defined by War

By Vijay Prashad on December 27, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

War is defined by noise. It is earthshattering. The sounds of exploding bombs and gunfire, of screams and pain: these are the aural coordinates of battlefields. The modern battlefield is not defined by remoteness. (more…)

2018: A Toast for Those Who Struggle and Resist

December 2018

Dear Compañeros

Photo: Bill Hackwell

2017 has been an extremely difficult year for our peoples fighting for a better world. We have seen how social protest has been criminalized, with many imprisoned and murdered. (more…)

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