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By Tom H. Hastings Is Donald Trump a Hitler nouveau? Probably not. Still, in this time of preparing a switch from mild, articulate, scandal-free Obama to Wall Them Out Shut Them Out Kick Them Out Trump, it might be worth a historical review of German Martin Niemöller (1892–1984), a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as […]

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Victims of US Foreign Policy Deserve Our Votes

By Erin Niemela The 2014 general elections are around the corner and candidates are walking political tightropes in hopes of earning our votes. But, what if candidates had to earn the votes of all the people whose lives would be directly impacted by their appointment? Imagine the speech Sen. Lindsey Graham would need to give […]

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Pull the E-Brake on Perpetual US War in the Middle East

By Mel Gurtov The New York Times editorial board has finally awakened to Obama’s “strategy” in the “war” (as it is officially called now) against ISIS. It is essentially the same strategy that has guided literally hundreds of US military operations abroad since World War II: achieve the maximum objective with the minimum commitment of US power […]

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Rise of ISIS Highlights Irony of U.S. Foreign Policy

By Stephen Zunes At the start of classes one year ago, I had to explain to my students why the United States appeared to be on the verge of going to war against the Syrian government. At the beginning of this semester, exactly one year later, I’m having to explain to my students why the […]

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The Lone Ranger Rides Again – America’s Return to Iraq

By Mel Gurtov In an interview with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times on August 8, President Obama stressed that the US was only fighting the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS) in Iraq as a partner, not as Iraq’s or the Kurds’ air force. Obama claims his officials are reminding everyone, “We will be your partners, […]

Congress, Beware of Secret Briefings

Congress, Beware of Secret Briefings

Editor’s note: John Repp offers a direct experience with bad intelligence producing completely unnecessary war, suffering, and high costs on everyone. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By John M. Repp Our Congressional Representatives and Senators were called back last week and briefed before the […]

Letter to President Obama from a Loyal Supporter

Letter to President Obama from a Loyal Supporter

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to our president by an Illinois peace professor and long-time supporter of Obama. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Ellen Lindeen Dear President Obama, I supported you in both elections, with my vote and financial giving.  […]

The Unproven Necessity of Unlawful War on Syria

The Unproven Necessity of Unlawful War on Syria

Editor’s note: The following is a discussion framing the legal/illegal aspects of the proposed attack on Syria. John LaForge has been researching, writing about, and engaged in nonviolent activism in opposition to weapons and war for more than 30 years. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media […]

The Syrian Problem – and an International Solution

The Syrian Problem – and an International Solution

Editor’s note: Dr. Lawrence S. Wittner, renowned historian, , presents a nonmilitary solution to the vexing Syrian problem.The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Lawrence S. Wittner Let us consider the worst: that, in violation of the 1925 Geneva Protocol and the subsequent Chemical Weapons […]

The Missing Choice on Preventing the Further Use of Chemical Weapons

The Missing Choice on Preventing the Further Use of Chemical Weapons

Editor’s note: The following is a commentary and analysis of the failure of our public officials and major media to discuss nonmilitary action to thwart further use of chemical weapons anywhere, including Syria. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By David R. Andersen-Rodgers There is […]

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