Barack Obama
Guantanamo bay and the legacy of global “War on Terror”

The failure of the successive governments in the US to shut Gitmo in which the majority of the detainees, past and present, were never charged with any crime formally, even after spending years in prison and suffering inhuman acts of torture, exposes their complete disregard to human rights.

How has the US changed since 9/11?

20 years after the September 11 attacks, what has the United States turned into? What has been the impact of the forever wars domestically, and what kind of political and economic crises have beset the country? Eugene Puryear analyzes the US today

Bush Obama 9/11 How can the US wake up from its post-9/11 nightmare?

The only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.

Daniel Hale sentenced to prison for exposing war crimes

Documents released by Daniel Hale exposed that during one five-month period of the operation, civilian casualties constituted over 90% of the victims of drone strikes.

Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months for exposing US drones program and kill list

Daniel Hale released a total of 17 documents which revealed that civilian casualties constituted over 90% of the victims of drone strikes

As Daniel Hale awaits sentencing, US military-industrial complex faces scrutiny

Hale and his supporters have argued that his actions were justified as it exposed atrocities committed through the US drone warfare, as he faces what could be the longest prison term for a whistleblower

400+ former heads of state, politicians, artists, and intellectuals call on US president Biden to “Let Cuba Live”

An open letter signed by over 400 personalities calls on US president Joe Biden to lift the 243 unilateral sanctions imposed on Cuba during the administration of Donald Trump which have greatly aggravated the economic situation on the island

How Denmark helped the US spying program

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkyastha talks about the recent news of Danish intelligence having aided the US in spying on European political leaders during 2012-14

The Capitol raid and pandemic can help us empathize with Venezuelans

The people of Venezuela have been living under a stage of siege, and enduring attacks on their sovereignty under successive US administrations. These assaults intensified during the Trump era

As US loses its edge, game of cyber chicken could have deadly consequences

Cybersecurity threats are emerging as one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. The US and its NATO allies have turned down every attempt within the UN framework for banning cyber weapons

US drone strikes Nine years after family members were killed in US drone strikes, Yemeni men seek justice in Germany

Ahmed and Khalid bin Ali Jaber filed an appeal in the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany in a case dealing with the death of two of their family members in a US drone strike in August 2012 that was launched from a base in Germany

It’s easy to fix inequality: Tax the rich

There is no better time than now to address the ridiculous levels of wealth and income inequality in the United States. It can be done with ease through aggressive taxation of the wealthiest handfuls of individuals

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