Phyllis Bennis

  • If I were very optimistic, I’d say that President Obama is hoping that Congress will follow the example of the British parliament, and vote against his proposed military strike on Syria. It would let him off the hook - he could avoid an illegal, dangerous, immoral military assault and say ...

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  • The democracy of the street - which 16 months ago led to the overthrow of the longstanding President Hosni Mubarak - is claiming the same kind of people’s victory in the overthrow of Morsi.There are similarities. Like in 2011, the military’s move against the sitting president was ...

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  • Like so many other diplomatic and political initiatives in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the recent announcement of a new prisoner release is based on the same solution that has been proposed dozens of times before - only to collapse because the time, and often Israeli political will, wasnt ...

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  • The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has become the iconic emblem of the Arab Spring: a repressive US-backed dictator, suddenly brought down by popular mobilisation and displayed behind bars in the defendants cage of a Cairo courtroom. Its an image most Egyptians, most Arabs, most ...

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