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Eric Draitser

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Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions effecting war policy in Washington, DC with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the State Department. My resignation in 2009 was not taken lightly by my superiors and my reasons for opposing President Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan found support amongst both military officers and civilian officials at senior levels in Kabul and Washington. More

Pence and the Benjamins: An Eternity of Anti-Semitism

There has been much throwing about of brains on the subject of anti-Semitism lately. But in the ceaseless and almost entirely cynical media-political imbroglio that has followed the “Benjamins” tweet of Rep. Ilhan Omar, I’ve seen nothing said about perhaps the most intense and thoroughgoing form of anti-Semitism in America today: an anti-Semitism that is not only prevalent but dominant in the halls of power at the moment. More

The Green New Deal, Capitalism and the State

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Richard Nixon in 1970 as the official response to the nascent environmental movement. As laid out in the recently released Poison Papers, it was structured to be dependent on research from private firms that were paid by the chemical producers it regulates. Given the limited market for this research, these firms either produced research conducive to the interests of their customers or they went out of business. More

Frank Lloyd Wright on Arrogance

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The New NAFTA

In this Issue: The New NAFTA, Worse Than the Old? Laura Carlsen and Pete Dolack dig through the fine print of Trump’s big deal. In Yemen, No One Can Hear You Scream by Jeffrey St. Clair, The Venezuela Fixation by WT Whitney, The Political Economy of Homelessness in the US and the UK by Kenneth Surin, Fidel, Two Years Later by Susan Babbitt, Life Without a Boss by Stan de Spiegelaere, A Big Labor Fight in Iowa by Cinda Cooper, NFL Paper Lions and Sunshine Patriots by Matthew Stevenson, Trump’s Agenda of Destruction by Ruth Fowler, Following the Static by Chris Floyd, and Our Daily Bread by Lee Ballinger

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