Truthout Stories http://www.truth-out.org Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:44:01 -0400 en-gb White House OKs Underwater Torture Chamber http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25145-white-house-oks-underwater-torture-chamber http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25145-white-house-oks-underwater-torture-chamber ]]> News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:27:59 -0400 Is This US Coal Giant Funding Violent Union Intimidation in Colombia? http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25144-is-this-us-coal-giant-funding-violent-union-intimidation-in-colombia http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25144-is-this-us-coal-giant-funding-violent-union-intimidation-in-colombia ]]> News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 -0400 Detroit Water Shut-Offs Are on Hold, But for How Long? http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25142-detroit-water-shut-offs-are-on-hold-but-for-how-long http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25142-detroit-water-shut-offs-are-on-hold-but-for-how-long ]]> News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:58:41 -0400 Prof. William I. Robinson: Global Capitalism is in the Midst of its Most Severe Crisis http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25141-prof-william-i-robinson-global-capitalism-is-in-the-midst-of-its-most-severe-crisis http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25141-prof-william-i-robinson-global-capitalism-is-in-the-midst-of-its-most-severe-crisis ]]> Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:41:53 -0400 A Letter From Doctor Mads Gilbert in Gaza http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25139-a-letter-from-doctor-mads-gilbert-in-gaza http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25139-a-letter-from-doctor-mads-gilbert-in-gaza ]]> Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:11:53 -0400 Eye for Eye http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/25138-eye-for-eye http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/25138-eye-for-eye ]]> Art Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:13:57 -0400 Obama’s New Iraq Strategy http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/25137-obama’s-new-iraq-strategy http://www.truth-out.org/art/item/25137-obama’s-new-iraq-strategy ]]> Art Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:04:57 -0400 Killing Machines and the Madness of Militarism: From Gaza to Afghanistan http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25136-killing-machines-and-the-madness-of-militarism-from-gaza-to-afghanistan http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25136-killing-machines-and-the-madness-of-militarism-from-gaza-to-afghanistan

2014 724 mil fwLeft, an Israeli man waves the Israeli flag as he stands with soldiers on top of an armored personnel carrier near the Israel and Gaza border, July 23, 2014. Right, a villager covers his face to block dust kicked up by a U.S. Special Forces patrol in Afghanistan's Parwan province, June 26, 2014. (Photo: Uriel Sinai and Diego Ibarra Sanchez / The New York Times)

While neoliberal governments invoke phrases like "collateral damage" or "military necessity" to absolve them of the horrors inflicted by their drones, jets and missiles, we need to develop a new political language and a new understanding of democratic governance.

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Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:55 -0400
Military Commissions: Deferring the Inevitable at Guantanamo http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25135-military-commissions-deferring-the-inevitable-at-guantanamo http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25135-military-commissions-deferring-the-inevitable-at-guantanamo

A court vacated support for terrorism charges but upheld a conspiracy conviction for a Guantánamo prisoner, providing a modicum of hope for some former prisoners appealing convictions while also illustrating the persistent injustices of an irreparable system.  

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News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:35:50 -0400
The Rise of the Bankster Landlord http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25132-the-rise-of-the-bankster-landlord http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25132-the-rise-of-the-bankster-landlord ]]> Opinion Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:21:29 -0400