US Military
Civilian deaths in US operations US military says it killed 12 civilians abroad in 2021; rights groups claim under-reporting

The US military’s claims have been disputed by various groups who claim that the number of civilian casualties has been deliberately underreported to avoid criticism and accountability 

Assange extradition UK Home Secretary authorizes extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Assange’s legal team will now have 14 days to appeal against the decision in the High Court. The move has been widely condemned as a“dark day for press freedom”

Iwakuni residents fight back against US military presence

Residents of Iwakuni, which hosts one of the largest US foreign bases, recently announced that they will file a lawsuit that could have wider implications for foreign military bases in Japan

Assange US extradition case goes to UK Home Secretary, appeals remain and other stories

Today we look at the formal extradition order issued against Julian Assange, police repression of protests amid the crisis in Sri Lanka, and more

Crackdown in El Salvador, toxic contamination at US base in Seoul and other stories

Today we look at the state of emergency in El Salvador after a surge in killings, soil and water contamination at a US base in South Korea, and more

Giuliano Brunetti: “Our struggle against NATO is a struggle against occupying forces”

The offensive military alliance has been at the heart of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which has led many to question the alliance itself and what it means to be part of it. Giuliano Brunetti of Potere al Popolo talks about the Italian left’s perspective

US to close Red Hill facility that poisoned Hawaii’s water supply and other stories

Today we look at a missile attack by Israeli on Syria, the Pentagon’s decision to shut down the Red Hill tank farm in Hawai’i, and more

Nepal ratifies $500M Millennium Challenge Corp. pact amid protests and other stories

Today we look at the Millennium Challenge Corporation pact ratified by Nepal, racism against African refugees trying to flee the war in Ukraine, and more

20 years after it opened, Guantanamo Bay continues to be a symbol of injustice

In these 20 years of operations, only 12 detainees have been charged and just 2 convicted of any crimes by the Military Commissions.

What role does the military play in climate change?

A gaping hole in the COP26 official agenda was the oversized role of the military industrial complex in environmental devastation. The US is a global leader on this front with the Pentagon being a bigger polluter than 140 countries combined

Biden brings lip service with minimal concrete action to COP26

The scale of US policy on climate change fails to match up with its contributions to the global climate catastrophe

The return of the Taliban 20 years later

Vijay Prashad explains the Taliban’s defeat of the US-backed government in Afghanistan following the US troop withdrawal