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December 26, 2017

Doomed US military meddling in Somalia remembered

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the US’s doomed intervention in Somalia – though it has remained largely forgotten in the corporate media.It happened just months...

Britain profiting from Yemeni civilians suffering says rights group

Prominent non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the UK for profiting from the humanitarian crisis in Yemen after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.D ...

Syria: poverty, desperation and revenge push youth to join ISIS

Probing new research by the NGO for which I work has uncovered why thousands of young Syrians have become extremist fighters in their civil war torn country.It has found the need to earn a basic living, regain a sense of purpose and dignity and the belief ...

Destitute and desperate: Male prostitution on rise in Lebanon

In an economically troubled, conservative country where homosexual behaviour is taboo, a growing number of men are prostituting themselves to scrape together a living.When talking about his life "Hassan" hesitates, the words coming out with diff ...

'Right to protect' hypocrisy of America on chemical weapons

How can the US proclamation that it intends to intervene militarily in Syria to protect civilians from chemical warfare be taken seriously, when the US has slaughtered and poisoned hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons itself, in Vietnam, Iraq and el ...

Hidden: World Health Organisation's report on Iraqi birth defects

Many suspect high rates of birth defects in Iraq are caused by exposure to depleted uranium ammunition.Large parts of the Middle East are now contaminated with war pollutants.In Iraq, war debris continues to wear away and erode populated cities. Such debri ...

Drug addiction among US war veterans 'an epidemic'

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the US wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combined, highlighting the growing opioid crisis in the United States, according to government data. US war veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die f ...

US super bomb: How the media 'humanised' mass destruction

One of the main functions of the dominant media is to naturalise and humanise the horror of contemporary warfare.As Edward Herman, who., with Noam Chomsky introduced the "propaganda model" concept, comments: "Doing terrible things in an org ...