Truthout Stories http://www.truth-out.org Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:06 -0400 en-gb 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 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
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 Making Sense of Gaza: An Interview With Ilan Pappe http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25131-making-sense-of-gaza-an-interview-with-ilan-pappé http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25131-making-sense-of-gaza-an-interview-with-ilan-pappé

Dissident Israeli historian Ilan Pappé discusses current events in Gaza in light of Israel's longstanding relationships with Hamas, Egypt and the Gaza Strip, the effectiveness of the BDS movement, the possibility of a two-state solution and the progression of racism within Israel.

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News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:27:48 -0400
In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25128-in-gaza-israel-coverage-new-york-times-purveys-pro-war-propaganda-on-page-one http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25128-in-gaza-israel-coverage-new-york-times-purveys-pro-war-propaganda-on-page-one

The July 23 article "Hamas Gambled on War as Its Woes Grew in Gaza" by New York Times reporter Anne Barnard wrongly states, "When Hamas sent a barrage of rockets into Israel, simmering hostilities, and back and forth strikes, erupted into war." That statement about the war's origin is pro-war propaganda. It has no basis in fact. The statement contradicts the report issued by an authoritative private Israeli think tank.

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Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:04 -0400
Israeli Human Rights Spokesperson: Attacks on Civilians Unjustifiable http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25127-israeli-human-rights-spokesperson-attacks-on-civilians-unjustifiable http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/25127-israeli-human-rights-spokesperson-attacks-on-civilians-unjustifiable ]]> News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:42:40 -0400