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Author Archives: Amy Goodman / Syndicated Columnist

Saying no to the guns of August

In her epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Guns of August,” historian Barbara Tuchman detailed how World War I began in 1914, and how the belligerence, vanity and poor policies of powerful leaders led millions to gory deaths

Pursuit of journalist endangers freedom of the press

The Obama administration’s espionage case against alleged CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is expected to come to trial soon, six years after he was indicted.

Fukushima revives A-bomb trauma

“I hate war,” Koji Hosokawa told me as we stood next to the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Debate, dialogue missing in U.S.

VISBY, Sweden – Sixty miles off the coast of Sweden, in the Baltic Sea, sits the island of Gotland.

‘Biggest mistake was to invade Iraq’

It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras.

Bergdahl story through different eyes

When Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing in Afghanistan on the morning of June 30, 2009, a crack formed in the U.S. narrative about the longest war in our nation’s history.

A poet-author committed to peace and justice for all

In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African-Americans.

Hate groups’ threat largely ignored

Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists.

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