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Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The American War in Yemen

Rajan Menon on Sep 18, 2018

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, Cooking the Books in the Trump Universe

Nomi Prins on Sep 16, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a little-known energy company called Enron...

Private Intelligence Firm Keeps Tabs on Environmentalists

Adam FedermanMother Jones on Sep 14, 2018

When big oil companies want to monitor activists, they turn to Welund.

Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, Was Oslo Doomed From the Start?

Sandy Tolan on Sep 13, 2018

When I first traveled to Israel-Palestine in 1994, during the heady early days of the Oslo peace process, I was expecting to see more of the joyful celebrations I’d watched on television at home...

Everything for Everyone

Nathan Schneider on Sep 11, 2018

The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The President as Pimple

Andrew Bacevich on Sep 11, 2018

Donald Trump’s tenure as the 45th U.S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months...

Political Instability Facilitates ISIS Resurgence in Iraq

Simona FoltynPBS NewsHour on Sep 10, 2018

Last October, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that ISIS had been defeated, but the group’s leader announced that they were back, using new tactics.


Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Psychologists Say No to Torture

Rebecca Gordon on Sep 9, 2018

Sometimes the good guys do win...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Tom Engelhardt on Sep 6, 2018

I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does -- any tweet, any insult at any rally -- is the news of the day, any day...

The ‘Anti-Catholic’ Playbook

Sarah PosnerThe Nation on Sep 5, 2018

A secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions attacking questions on abortion or LGBT rights as anti-religious bigotry.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time

Nick Turse on Sep 4, 2018

4,000,000,029,057. Remember that number. It’s going to come up again later...

The Forest Service Is Silencing Women

Kathryn JoyceOutside on Aug 29, 2018

Women in the Forest Service have tried to bring justice to those who have discriminated against them. But the system is set up to make their complaints go away.

Tomgram: Judith Coburn, Can We Be Forgotten Anymore?

Judith Coburn on Aug 26, 2018

Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, the FBI, local police, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like Black Cube, and companies from which we've ordered swag on the Internet, is there still any "right to be forgotten," as the Europeans call it?

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Trumping Trump?

Dilip Hiro on Aug 23, 2018

One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground...

Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue?

Susan AntillaThe Intercept on Aug 21, 2018

A top SEC official says companies should be allowed to force shareholders into arbitration; advocates call it a blow to corporate accountability.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Will China Be the Next Global Hegemon?

Alfred McCoy on Aug 21, 2018

As the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and sixth of Xi Jinping’s draws to a close, the world seems to be witnessing one of those epochal clashes that can change the contours of global power...

Tomgram: William Astore, Make Sports, Not War

William Astore on Aug 19, 2018

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a sports fan...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, America's (Near) Thirty Years' War

Tom Engelhardt on Aug 16, 2018

Fair warning. Stop reading right now if you want, because I’m going to repeat myself...

Tomgram: William Hartung, Gunrunning USA

William Hartung on Aug 14, 2018

American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades...

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Grim Inheritance

Nick Turse on Aug 5, 2018

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018)...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, The Disrupter-in-Chief

Nomi Prins on Aug 2, 2018

Here we are in the middle of the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and if there’s one thing we know by now, it’s that the leader of the free world can create an instant reality-TV show on geopolitical steroids at will...

A Slaughter in Silence

Nick TurseVice on Aug 1, 2018

How a brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in DRC was made worse by Trump's "America First" policies and the world's neglect.

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, The Con Game of America's Anti-Muslims

Arnold Isaacs on Jul 31, 2018

Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered the language...

Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson, Dismantling the Empire

Chalmers Johnson on Jul 29, 2018

However ambitious President Barack Obama's domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Turning 74 in a Failing World

Tom Engelhardt on Jul 26, 2018

There was a period in my later life when I used to say that, from the age of 20 to my late sixties, I was always 40 years old; I was, that is, an old young man and a young old one...