Opposing Both Israeli and Hamas Killing Is a Model for All Wars

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, June 18, 2024

Of course, millions of people all over the world and in the United States support either Israeli or Hamas warmaking — warmaking which (one must point out the obvious because the very topic of warmaking renders so many people mentally dull) is on a very different scale and of a very different type, one from the other. At the moment, I’m not writing to any of those war supporters.

What interests me is that for a huge number of people, for several read more

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Cassandra Redux

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Recently, glancing at one of my bookshelves, I noticed an old book I had been involved in creating and, almost 15 years after its publication, had basically forgotten. Back in 2010, at the moment when President Barack Obama was dispatching thousands more American troops to Afghanistan and expanding that war in a myriad of ways, Nick Turse put together a bluntly entitled volume, read more

Tomgram: Norman Solomon, How Daniel Ellsberg’s Moral Power Remains Alive

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Strange to think that, without Daniel Ellsberg, Watergate might never have happened, Richard Nixon might have remained president, and the war in Vietnam might have taken even longer to end. So many decades later, it’s easy to forget how, in June 1971, when Ellsberg released those secret government documents that came to be known as read more

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Making War on Planet Earth

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The Enemy Is Us (And I’m Not Just Thinking About Donald Trump) By

Honestly, doesn’t it befuddle you?

I mean, don’t you think we humans are kinda mad? And worse yet, at some deep level, we simply can’t seem to stop. All too often, we just can’t curb our urge to destroy.

Looking back, the desire to make war and obliterate our “enemies” is a deeply ingrained and repetitive pattern in our history. Each individual example can, of course, read more

Tomgram: David Vine and Theresa Arriola, Dropping the MIC

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War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Or so the song lyrics go anyway.

But in the case of this country, war, it turns out, has been good for plenty of high-class Americans, especially our weapons makers. As TomDispatch regular David Vine and Theresa Arriola report today, read more

Natural Gas Is Methane

Methane (CH4) is a horrible destroyer of the Earth — with 86 times the heat-trapping power of CO2 over 20 years.

But natural gas is natural, almost not really gas, actually the green solution brought to us by Guy-Who-Was-Not-Trump Barack Obama.

So the fact that 97% of so-called natural gas is nothing other than methane is odd.

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