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Foreign Policy and "The War on Terrorism"

Interview: There Clearly Is No Decent Human Future Possible in Capitalism · American Herald Tribune · August, 2018

Can We Talk? How Dogma Degrades Democracy · Counterpunch · June, 2017

If We’re Honest, We All Know Trump’s America · YES! Magazine · January, 2017

Review of ‘The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States’ · CounterPunch · March, 2016

New UT Chief’s Military Background Is Cause for Reflection · Common Dreams · August, 2014

Peace Talks: New Chapter, Old Book · CounterPunch · July, 2013

Important Truths Behind an Anti-War Slogan · The Rag Blog · March, 2013

An illegal anniversary · Truthout · March, 2013

Torture is trivial · Al Jazeera · January, 2013

Ignoring the lessons of 9/11 · Houston Chronicle; and Philadelphia Inquirer · September, 2011

9/11 Lessons: Combating Ignorance, Avoiding Arrogance · Jadaliyya · September, 2011

The United States has long supported brutal regimes around the world: Interview with Robert Jensen · Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinel · December, 2010

There Are No Heroes in Illegal and Immoral Wars · Common Dreams · August, 2010

No Nukes, No Empire: The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons Requires the End of the U.S. Empire · Monthly Review Online · June, 2010

War, ecological crises, and the quest for justice: An interview with Robert Jensen · The Rag Blog · November, 2009

War Society, Collapse and the University: an interview with Robert Jensen · Energy Bulletin · October, 2009

Beyond Grief and Rage: Palestine and the Politics of Resistance · Dissident Voice; Austin American-Statesman · January, 2009

Arrogance, Ignorance, and Cowardice: Lessons from 9/11 · Monthly Review Zine · September, 2008

Beyond Peace · Dissident Voice · March, 2008

It didn’t start with Iraq: A review of the film War Made Easy · Monthly Review Online · September, 2007

The Empire and the War for Muslim Minds: The Process of Empire Building · Policy Perspectives (Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad) · July, 2007

The Masjid & the mindset of despair · The Hindu (India); also posted on Common Dreams · July, 2007

Weinberg’s Claim of Moral High Ground Rings Hollow in Face of Bigoted Remark · Dissident Voice · May, 2007

Moving Beyond Anti-War Politics · Counterpunch · April, 2007

Impeachment: Why stop at Bush? · Common Dreams · April, 2007

Last Sunday: Liberal icons and the problem of bipartisan empire-building · Dissident Voice · February, 2007

Propriety and paranoia in the empire · Dissident Voice · September, 2006

5 years later, still a voice crying in the wilderness · Houston Chronicle, September 14, 2006 · September, 2006

Attacking Iran: Bad policy is a bipartisan affair · Dissident Voice · June, 2006

Following the principles we claim to hold/being the people we claim to be · OpEdNews.com · January, 2006

Our grief is not special: The pain of September 10 · Counterpunch · September, 2005

’Empathy is the first ingredient’: A profile of singer Eliza Gilkyson · The Progressive Magazine · September, 2005

A Mercenary Society · Counterpunch; Hindustan Times · August, 2005

Belonging and Becoming · Counterpunch · August, 2005

UT shouldn’t help further this nation’s nuclear goals · Austin American-Statesman · August, 2005

From Hiroshima to Iraq and Back · Counterpunch · August, 2005

The other backlash · Hindustan Times · July, 2005

Monitoring the myths · Texas Observer · July, 2005

Talk TV: No evidence required · Common Dreams · May, 2005

Demonizing News Media is Attempt to Divert Attention from Policy Failures · Dissident Voice · May, 2005

The world is waiting for an answer: Are we Americans, or human beings? · Counterpunch · March, 2005

Ward Churchill: Right to Speak Out; Right About 9/11 · Counterpunch · February, 2005

Iraq’s Non-Election · Counterpunch · January, 2005

Sinners or saints? The contradictions of conservative Christian politics · ZNet · January, 2005

A lost war? · The Hindu · December, 2004

The upside to losing Iraq? An empire falls · Austin American-Statesman · December, 2004

The Irony Of Arafat · Outlook India · November, 2004

God Condemn America · ZNet · November, 2004

“Hijacking Catastrophe” fills a void left by journalists’ failures · Dissident Voice · October, 2004

Symposium: The left’s hatred of Bush · FrontPageMag.com · October, 2004

Both sides in debate about Kerry’s Vietnam service ignore the truth of the war · ZNet · September, 2004

US Support for Anti-Democratic Forces in Venezuela Recall · Counterpunch · August, 2004

Kerry’s Hypocrisy on the Vietnam War · Counterpunch · August, 2004

“Fahrenheit 9/11″ is a stupid white movie: What Michael Moore misses about the empire · Counterpunch · July, 2004

America, look into the mirror · The Hindu · June, 2004

The United States has lost the Iraq War, and that’s a good thing · Dallas Morning News; Counterpunch · June, 2004

Hunger strike remembers the victims of World Bank policies · Dissident Voice · April, 2004

Condi Rice wouldn’t admit mistakes · Dissident Voice · April, 2004

U.S. still adrift in Mideast · Dallas Morning News · April, 2004

The failure of US journalism · Al Jazeera · March, 2004

Former President Bush involved with donation to group with terrorist connections (satire) · Counterpunch · March, 2004

Getting away with murder (literally): Presidential lying, journalistic malfeasance, and the manipulation of public opinion · · March, 2004

Bush’s Nuclear Hypocrisy · Outlook India · February, 2004

Intelligence Failure · Outlook India · February, 2004

After the capture, war’s hard truths remain · Outlook India; Austin American-Statesman · December, 2003

Patriotism’s a Bad Idea at a Dangerous Time · Peace Review · December, 2003

New Bush Tape Raises Fears of Attacks (satire) · Counterpunch · November, 2003

The Fundamentalist General · Counterpunch · October, 2003

When will voters get wise to the shell game? · Dissident Voice; · October, 2003

Dan Rather and the Problem with Patriotism: Steps toward the Redemption of American Journalism and Democracy · Global Media Journal · September, 2003

As Iraq Seethes, the Bush Team Rationalizes · Newsday · August, 2003

‘No War’: A Full Throated Cry · Counter Currents; The Hindu · August, 2003

Subverted Propaganda · Alternet · June, 2003

End the deception · USA Today · June, 2003

Fighting alienation in the USA · Counterpunch · April, 2003

Lack of WMDs kills case for war · Counterpunch; Philadelphia Inquirer · April, 2003

The wrong sequence: For self-determination in Iraq, the U.S. must leave · Outlook India · April, 2003

Why we keep fighting for peace · War Times · April, 2003

Myths and Facts About the War · Counterpunch · March, 2003

Confronting our fears so we can confront the empire · Outlook India · March, 2003

Petróleo, petróleo, petróleo · Counterpunch · March, 2003

Bush’s Contempt For Democracy · Outlook India · March, 2003

People of Conscience can Change History · Counterpunch · February, 2003

Confronting the Empire · The Hindu · February, 2003

What Makes A Massacre? · ZNet · February, 2003

Colin Powell’s Big Gun · Counterpunch; Philadelphia Inquirer · February, 2003

From The Streets Into The Studio · Outlook India · January, 2003

Without justice, there can be no peace · Austin American-Statesman · January, 2003

We Won’t Be Fighting for Freedom in Iraq · Counterpunch · January, 2003

Occupation Blues · The Nation · December, 2002

Bob Woodward And The ‘Bush At War’ Hagiography · Outlook India · December, 2002

World’s policeman or bully? · Dissident Voice; Dallas Morning News · November, 2002

Smirking Revisionism · Texas Observer · November, 2002

Bush’s lies and simple truths · Outlook India · October, 2002

Citizens as soldiers, citizens as prey · Counterpunch; Philadelphia Inquirer · October, 2002

Bush’s leaps of illogic don’t answer people’s questions about war, · Dissident Voice; Fort Worth Star-Telegram · October, 2002

Heading toward disaster: Congress back war plans · War Times · October, 2002

Just a war or a “just war” · The Hindu · September, 2002

Bush at the UN on Iraq · Counterpunch · September, 2002

There’s still time for Americans to stop insanity · Houston Chronicle · September, 2002

Iraq Debate in Mainstream is Ultra-Hawks v. Moderate-Hawks · Dissident Voice; Dallas Morning News · September, 2002

Talk Of “Transfer” Of Palestinians Is Not Only Illegal But Racist · Dissident Voice; Atlanta Journal-Constitution · July, 2002

We bought and paid for carnage of Palestinians · Houston Chronicle · April, 2002

Seeking Pain and Reducing Pleasure · Counterpunch · March, 2002

Israel must end the occupation · Media Monitors Network; Austin American-Statesman · February, 2002

Four months later, no regrets for writing against U.S. policy · Houston Chronicle · January, 2002

Can’t Forget the Afghan Dead · Counterpunch · December, 2001

Critical hope: Radical citizenship in reactionary times · Common Dreams · December, 2001

Teaching in a Post-September 11 World · Counterpunch · December, 2001

Press Harder on Afghanistan · Counterpunch · November, 2001

Many voices in anti-war movement · Austin American-Statesman · November, 2001

Saying goodbye to patriotism · Counterpunch; Witness Magazine · November, 2001

Against dissent: Why free speech is important as the U.S. drops cluster bombs on Afghanistan · Counterpunch · November, 2001

Never a good war or a bad peace · The Hindu · October, 2001

Stifling Dissent on Campus · Counterpunch · October, 2001

Hearts and minds: Avoiding a new cold war, · Counterpunch · October, 2001

No neutral ground: Alternatives to war · · October, 2001

A War Of Lies · Outlook India · October, 2001

Tough Talk May Backfire · Counterpunch · October, 2001

Fear, Food and War · Counterpunch · October, 2001

Scholars need to resist American mythology about war · The Review of Communication · October, 2001

Honoring dissent · Common Dreams · September, 2001

Draining the Swamp of Terrorists? · Counterpunch · September, 2001

America’s unlimited war · Counterpunch · September, 2001

Now is the Time to Speak for Peace · Counterpunch · September, 2001

Why I Will Not Rally Around the President · Counterpunch · September, 2001

Doing something: making peace and seeking justice · ZNet · September, 2001

U.S. just as guilty of committing own violent acts · Houston Chronicle · September, 2001

Western Bombing of Iraq violates the International Law · Media Monitors Network · August, 2001

Smart Sanctions, Dumb Politics · Antiwar.com · July, 2001

“Our job description as Christians”: An interview with G. Simon Harak · Z Magazine · July, 2001

U.S., like McVeigh, guilty of terrorist attacks · Baltimore Sun · June, 2001

Empirically speaking: Review of “Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN” · Texas Observer · March, 2001

Get definition straight on Palestinian “terrorism” · Houston Chronicle · March, 2001

Letter from America: Rage and sadness, despair and hope · Critical Times · February, 2001

US should use its leverage to aid Turkish hunger strikers · Common Dreams · December, 2000

Review of Degraded Capability: The Media and the Kosovo Crisis · Z Magazine · December, 2000

Even now, we lie to ourselves about Vietnam · Austin American-Statesman · November, 2000

Lingering Question: Is Dick Cheney Guilty Of War Crimes Against Iraqis? · Fort Worth Star-Telegram · September, 2000

Radicalized by U.S. disregard for Iraqi people · Baltimore Sun · August, 2000

Iraq Adds Its Weight to a Sad Day of Remembrance · San Francisco Chronicle · August, 2000

Missile shield’s goal: Saving profits · · July, 2000

The Gulf War Brought Out the Worst in Us · Los Angeles Times · May, 2000

Vietnam War is a study in U.S. crimes · Detroit Free Press · April, 2000

El Salvador’s sins a history lesson U.S. should heed · Houston Chronicle · November, 1999

10 years after the Berlin Wall fell, it’s time to junk the war machine, · Austin American-Statesman · November, 1999

A peace process to break the hearts of Palestinians · St. Louis Post-Dispatch · September, 1999

Even a child sees through Iraq policy · Dallas Morning News · August, 1999

U.S. A Global Bully; Attacks On Iraq Violate Law · Palm Beach Post · March, 1999

Africa needs HOPE, not exploitation · San Antonio Express-News · March, 1999

Covering the naked emperor · Texas Observer · January, 1999

The Wye agreements and the myth of the “peace process” · San Francisco Chronicle · November, 1998

The etiquette of war: Impoliteness in the face of mass murder · ZNet · November, 1998

U.S. Policy on Iraq: Might Makes Right · The Drummer · November, 1998

The United States, a terrorist nation · Austin American-Statesman · September, 1998

Fighting Objectivity: The Illusion of Journalistic Neutrality in Coverage of the Persian Gulf War · Journal of Communication Inquiry · December, 1992

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