Military and War - 9

The Fourth World War

The Fourth World War

We walked and these moments changed us. We saw the buildings burning and the pain in our neighbor's eyes. We rushed bayonets in the mountain and lines of police in the city. We were touched by too much death. We loved and felt alive. We heard the echo of our word in other voices. We watched...

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Flying the Flag: Arming the World

Flying the Flag - Arming the World

Britain is still a world leader. Indeed it has twenty percent of a world market, second only to the United States. And this industry is considered so important by the government that it consumes almost half of all research and development funds. Strangely it produces not consumer goods that...

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USS Liberty Dead in the Water

USS Liberty Dead in the Water

On June 8, 1967, US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was suddenly and brutally attacked on the high seas in international waters by the air and naval forces of Israel. The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that this was an American ship and lied about it. Survivors have been...

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The Killing Zone

Dispatches: The Killing Zone

Palestinian civilians live under the threat of Israeli Defence Force attacks that do not discriminate between militants and children. Israeli settlers live in fear of suicide attacks. But it is not only Palestinians and Israelis who are dying. Since the Gulf war, three Westerners have come...

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Fighting the Taliban

Dispatches: Fighting The Taliban

Fighting The Taliban is the exclusive first-hand account of one of the longest battles fought by British soldiers in Afghanistan. When John Reid dispatched British forces to Helmand province on a peace keeping mission he expected them to achieve their goals without firing a shot. Dispatches...

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Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death

Afghan Massacre - The Convoy of Death

In the middle of June when we first revealed the small parts of our story about the mass graves here at Dasht-i-Leili, the Pentagon effectively denied that the atrocity had taken place at all. They also denied that American soldiers were anywhere near the vicinity nor did any American personal...

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The Killing of Kashmir

The Killing of Kashmir

I would soon learn the security forces and the militants take who they want, they torture, and they kill. Caught in the middle are the people of Kashmir. More than 60,000 people, mostly innocent civilians, have died in the 15-year conflict. Half a million Indian troops are stationed in...

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Rachel: An American Conscience

Rachel: An American Conscience

I’ve been here for about a month and half now and this is definitely the most difficult situation that I have ever seen. In the time that I have been here, children have been shot and killed. On the 30th of January, the Israeli military bulldozed the two largest water wells, destroying over...

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Palestine is Still the Issue

Palestine Is Still The Issue

This is a huge bluff of the Israeli establishment, that every criticism of its' policy is anti-semitism. In 1977, the award-winning journalist and film-maker, John Pilger, made a documentary called Palestine Is Still The Issue (1977). He told how almost a million Palestinians had been forced...

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War Made Easy

War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death

In real time, officials have explained and justified these military operations to the American people by withholding crucial information about the actual reasons and potential costs of military action again and again, choosing to present an easier version of war's reality; a steady and...

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