US post-9/11 wars caused 4.5 million deaths, displaced 38-60 million people, study shows

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 — Geopolitical Economy

Wars the US waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan following September 11, 2001 caused4.5 million deaths and displaced 38 to 60 million people, with 7.6 million children starving today

The wars the United States waged and fueled in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Pakistan following September 11, 2001 caused at least 4.5 million deaths, according to a report by Brown University.

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‘They’ve got money for wars but can’t feed the poor’ – Tupac

Friday, 3 March 2023 — MintPress News

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Since the proxy war in Ukraine began, the Biden administration and Congress have directed more than $100 billion in assistance to their proxy forces fighting Russia in Ukraine. MintPress Senior Staff Writer Alan MacLeod asks why all of that money is going to Ukraine while Europe and the United States neglect their own populations.

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Entrenched Mentalities

Friday, 3 March 2023 — The van says…

A century has passed, but faraway leaders still leave the common soldier to face the consequences of their decisions.


It is always interesting to look back upon history if only to draw parallels with the present, and a review of British operations during the First World War caused the author to reflect upon mistakes made in the past and to compare them with the policies of today. This shorter article will examine the similarities between the trenches of the Somme and the truths of today. Before we examine the analogies between the past and present, we have to take a look at what went before.
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Quoth the Vultures “Evermore”

Monday, 27 February 2023 — Ed Curtin

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On the short roof outside the bedroom window, two black vultures sit, staring in.  They have come to remind me of something.  I put my book down and peer back  at these strange looking creatures. The book: Our War: What We Did in Vietnam And What It Did to Us by David Harris.  I had read it when it was first published in 1996 and it has stuck with me, as has the utterly savage U.S. war against Vietnam that killed so many millions, what the Vietnamese call The American War.

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DIANA JOHNSTONE: Demonstrate Together

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 — Consortium News

If the Feb. 19 rally to end the war in Ukraine fails it will not be a success for other antiwar organizations that disagree with the Libertarian Party. It will only show that internal divisions can unravel every hope.

Winter sun over Lincoln Memorial, planned focal point of the Feb. 19, 2023, Rage Against the War Machine rally for ending the war in Ukraine. (Tim Brown/GPA Photo Archive, Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

By Diana Johnstone
in Paris
Special to Consortium News

A bunch of people who disagree with each other on a lot of things have actually gotten together to organize a big antiwar rally in Washington next Sunday.  I say, Bravo!

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Watch: Live at 3PM EST w/Jimmy Dore, plus the latest OPCW faceplant

Friday, 10 February 2023 — The Grayzone

The Grayzone is joined by Jimmy Dore to discuss the upcoming February 19 Rage Against the War Machine rally at Washington DC’s Lincoln Memorial.

Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate will also cover Sy Hersh’s bombshell report on the US destruction of Nord Stream pipelines, how Western sanctions have prevented earthquake relief efforts in Syria, and much more.

Why we oppose today’s planned UK space launch

Monday, 9 January 2023 — Drone Wars

Protestors gathered at Newquay ‘Spaceport’ in October 2022 to oppose UK space launch

Tonight’s planned space launch from Newquay ‘spaceport’ is the latest step in a new era of expansion into space by the military with the UK wholeheartedly joining a space arms race which will inevitably lead to greater risk of instability and conflict.

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Nuclear Bomb Connection in United States Fusion Breakthrough

Friday, 23 December 2022 — Newsclick

Prabir Purkayastha

Neither clean energy nor lower temperatures, the latest scientific breakthrough is about testing the condition of the nuclear stockpiles of the United States.

NUCLEAR FUSIONImage Courtesy: Science.Org

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s advance in achieving fusion energy using lasers has been splashed as a huge success worldwide. So what is the success all about? The joint press release of the United States Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration says this experiment “will pave the way for advancements in national defence and the future of clean power”. In other words, there is a weapons component to the fusion experiment. The Department of Defence is the Department of War.

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Of Mud, Massacre and Madness

Thursday, 1 December 2022 — The van says…

The cold hard reality of living in the hell that trenches invariably are


As well as watching happenings in Eastern Europe, the author frequently sees parallels between events of the past and those of today. A post on Intel Republic caused a pause for thought, this reflection comparing the misery suffered by the Ukrainians in the trenches today with the same scenario seen in France a little over a century ago. This article will examine the likenesses between the two conflicts and investigate what advances, if any, have been made over the last hundred years.
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NATO Had Plans for a Preemptive Strike on Russia Using the Cover of a French-Led Naval Exercise in the Mediterranean

Sunday, 30 October, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Sonja Van den Ende

New U.S. Army command in Wiesbaden to coordinate war support for Ukraine. [Source:]

Revelations further underscore mendacity behind Biden administration claim that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked

POLARIS 21 was a large-scale French naval exercise in the Mediterranean that took place from November 18 to December 3, 2021, off the island of Corsica between France and Spain.

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Drones. Death and Data

Tuesday, 18 October 2022 — The Van Says…

It might not look much, but the impact drones are making is causing a revolution on the battlefield.


We have all become familiar with the drones and UAVs that have been used by the US over recent years that have caused such death and hardship across the Middle East and elsewhere, but current hostilities in the Ukraine have highlighted the value of smaller aircraft and brought the advent of a new form of warfare. This article will examine what these new drones are and how they will impact both this conflict as well as warfare in general.
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The U.S, is leading the World into the Abyss

Sunday, 9 October 2022 — Edward Curtin

A few years after WW I, the poet T.S. Eliot opened his famous poem “The Wasteland” with these words: “April is the cruelest month … “  I think he may be wrong, for this October may be the cruelest month of all, followed by November.  Unprecedented.  You can hear the clicking and grating of spades if your antennae are attuned.

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The Most Dangerous Situation That Humanity Has Ever Faced: The Fortieth Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 6 October 2022 — The Tricontinental

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Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

Since 1947, the Doomsday Clock has measured the likelihood of a human-made catastrophe, namely to warn the world against the possibility of a nuclear holocaust. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who attend to this clock, originally set the device at seven minutes to midnight, with midnight being, essentially, the end of the world. The farthest that the clock has been from midnight was in 1991, when it was set at 17 minutes from midnight. The closest to midnight that the clock has been is now. Since 2020, the clock has sat at ‘doom’s doorstep’ – 100 seconds from midnight. The motivation for this alarming setting was the unilateral withdrawal by the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019. This is the ‘most dangerous situation that humanity has faced’, said former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson.

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Only Adult Children Still Believe U.S. Propaganda

Friday, 30 September 2022 — Ed Curtin

It should now be quite clear to any reasonable person that the Biden administration is hell-bent on destroying Russia and will risk nuclear war in doing so.  It has already started World War III with its use of Ukraine to light the final match.  The problem is that reasonable people are in very short supply, and, as Ray McGovern recently wrote in “Brainwashed for War with Russia, the Biden administration and their media lackeys
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Brainwashed for war with Russia

Monday, 26 September 2022 — MROnline

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By Ray McGovern

Originally published: on September 22, 2022

Thanks to Establishment media, the sorcerer apprentices advising President Joe Biden—I refer to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, national security adviser Jacob Sullivan, and China specialist Kurt Campbell—will have no trouble rallying Americans for the widest war in 77 years, starting in Ukraine, and maybe spreading to China. And, shockingly, under false pretenses.

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UK’s Truss ‘ready’ to use nukes

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 — RT (the source may or may not be accessible due to censorship)

Liz Truss said she was prepared to unleash nuclear destruction during a Conservative leadership debate

Liz Truss feels “ready” to launch Trident nuclear weapons, the frontrunner for Conservative leadership declared at Tuesday’s hustings in Birmingham, UK, saying that making decisions like this is an “important duty of the prime minister.”

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