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  • September 27, 2012

    HuffPost Live

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  • September 26, 2012

    RT

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  • September 12, 2012

    Pacific Sun features report “America Is Not Broke”

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  • August 24, 2012

    The Final Call

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    “Elections are sometimes signs of hope. By themselves, elections don’t mean very much and I don’t think this one will mean very much,” opined Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

  • August 18, 2012

    Newsday

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    The council was created "precisely to prevent the biggest powers, the strongest powers, from going to war, partly against each other but in general to restrain them," said Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington.

    "From that vantage point, the so-called deadlock of the council, the refusal to endorse war, is exactly what the UN role should be," she said.

  • August 15, 2012

    Democracy Now!

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  • August 13, 2012

    Al Jazeera

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  • August 12, 2012

    RT

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  • August 10, 2012

    National Catholic Reporter

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    There are essentially three wars being fought in Syria right now. There is a war between the armed opposition, some of which, but not all of which, is being supported by the original democratic, nonviolent opposition in Syria against a repressive regime.

  • August 9, 2012

    RT

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    RT: The Red Cross and other experts are saying the situation in Syria has descended into full-scale civil war. How does that affect the positions of the US, the positions of the West versus the position of other countries?

    Phyllis Bennis: So far we have seen no indication that either the US or any of the outside actors are taking seriously the consequences of the determination by the International Committee of the Red Cross that it is a full-scale civil war. What it means, among other things, is that the international laws of war what’s known as international humanitarian law applied throughout the region and it applies to the opposition as well as to the regime. They are obligated under the conditions of international law not to use certain kinds of weapons, not to attack civilians, not to hold prisoners without some kind of process. All of those things are part of international humanitarian law and we have seen no evidence yet that any of the outside actors are taking any of that seriously. 

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