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The endless aftermath: Since 9/11, we’ve had 15 years of bloodshed, terror and a constant fear of what’s next

  • New York City was able to recover, but other parts of the world are still grappling with the consequences.
  • Related: Tom Engelhardt | A 9/11 Retrospective: Washington's 15-Year Air War

 

Bob Hennelly, Salon

 

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Sunday, Sep 11, 2016 | Fifteen years ago today, I was on the air broadcasting as the national affairs correspondent for Pacifica Network News, which includes WBAI (99.5 FM) in New York City. Because our signal was transmitted from the top of the Empire State Building and not the World Trade Center like so many other broadcasters, we were able to stay on the air.

In the years since, I have chronicled the struggle of both civilians and first responders to make sense of that day and to deal with the chronic health impacts that still continue to produce premature deaths. This further notice burden is particularly borne by the NYPD, the FDNY and the entire first responder community.

Bob Hennelly: Award-winning investigative journalist, 30+ years on fed/state/local politics/policy, environment, law enforcement, national security.

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Tom Engelhardt | A 9/11 Retrospective: Washington's 15-Year Air War, Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

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  • Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War.  Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we know it in a world possibly more destabilized and terrorizing than we can at present imagine.
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  • Their Precision Weaponry and Ours
     

Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

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Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016

The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate.

 

http://www.globalresearch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/trump.jpeg  The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible Repeat of the 1964 Election?

Rodrigue Tremblay, June 28 2016

The way this 2016 election campaign is unfolding, there is a good chance that it could be a repeat of the 1964 U.S. election. In both instances, a Democratic presidential candidate is facing a flawed and frightening Republican presidential candidate

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A Voter’s Guide to Hillary Clinton’s Policies in Latin America

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  • Support for coup regimes, militarization and privatization, trade deals that wreak economic havoc—they reveal the failure of Clintonism.
  • Related: "She's Baldly Lying": Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton's Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup

Greg Grandin, the Nation 

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April 15, 2016 | There’s been too little discussion of Latin America through the Democratic primary, including at last night’s debate, which didn’t touch on it. One candidate, Bernie Sanders, doesn’t have much of a track record to examine, although his broad rejection of neoliberalism and interventionism bode well for turning a page on US policy in the region. The other, Hillary Clinton, has accumulated a deep record, both before and during her tenure as secretary of state, which is worth examining in depth. So, in the interest of helping New Yorkers decide as they head to the polls on Tuesday, here’s a brief guide.

Honduras: By now, Clinton’s involvement in helping to institutionalize the 2009 coup against a reforming president who had the support of all of the country’s most courageous and bravest people—land reformers, gay activists, unionists, feminists, environmentalists, and so on—is well known. “Women’s rights are human rights,” Clinton famously declared. But in Honduras, she worked to legitimize the overthrow of a government that was trying to make the morning-after pill available and advance the rights of members of the LGBT community. In so doing, Clinton helped install a regime that has been killing women and men at an impressive clip. Death squads have returned to the country.

Greg Grandi teaches history at New York University and is the author, most recently, of Kissinger’s Shadow.

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"She's Baldly Lying": Dana Frank Responds to Hillary Clinton's Defense of Her Role in Honduras Coup, Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

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  • As Hillary Clinton seeks to defend her role in the 2009 Honduras coup, we speak with Dana Frank, an expert on human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras. "This is breathtaking that she’d say these things. I think we’re all kind of reeling that she would both defend the coup and defend her own role in supporting its stabilization in the aftermath," Frank says. "I want to make sure that the listeners understand how chilling it is that a leading presidential candidate in the United States would say this was not a coup. … She’s baldly lying when she says we never called it a coup."
  • Related: How Hillary's Honduras Policy Killed Berta Cáceres

Waves of Refugees and a Worldwide System of Exploitation and Oppression

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  • “American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People’s Lives” --Bob Avakian, BAsics 5:7
  • Wars, Refugees And The Complete Lack Of Leadership Everywhere

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July 25, 2016 | There has been throughout this election endless discussion of how trade deals like NAFTA have hurt Americans and nothing about what the treaties and trade deals that the U.S. has imposed have done—whole economies have been dominated, plundered and gutted by the very same powerful interests dictating what is being discussed in these elections. This is pointing people in the entirely wrong direction and distorting the character of the problem—and offering NO solution.

Want to understand why waves of refugees are streaming across borders and what this has to do with a worldwide system of exploitation and oppression? The following are some of revcom.us/Revolution’s recent coverage.

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Wars, Refugees And The Complete Lack Of Leadership Everywhere, Alan Hart, Countercurrents

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  • If Obama had demonstrated real leadership … I think the countdown to catastrophe for Syria, the region and possibly the whole world could have been stopped.
  • A guide to the worst refugee crisis since WWII

Selected Articles | Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

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Related: While We Obsessed over Melania, US Airstrikes Massacre Scores of Civilians in Syria

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Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS), Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016

The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is not protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate.

The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible Repeat of the 1964 Election?

Rodrigue Tremblay, June 28 2016

The way this 2016 election campaign is unfolding, there is a good chance that it could be a repeat of the 1964 U.S. election. In both instances, a Democratic presidential candidate is facing a flawed and frightening Republican presidential candidate

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While We Obsessed over Melania, US Airstrikes Massacre Scores of Civilians in Syria, Tom Cahill, U.S. Uncut

“There must be a prompt, independent, and transparent investigation to determine what happened, who was responsible, and how to avoid further needless loss of civilian life. Anyone responsible for violations of international humanitarian law must be brought to justice and victims and their families should receive full reparation,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, the interim deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa program for Amnesty International.

 

 

 

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