Regions / Middle East & North Africa
The U.S. has announced it will send 560 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, but no preparations have been made to take care of the civilians that will have their city destroyed, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
The platform shows the limits of party politics while corporate and military interests dominate both parties — and the necessity of social movements to challenge those limits.
When no one goes to jail, Phyllis Bennis tells South African radio, there's no reason for future Tony Blairs to do anything differently.
We need to address the root causes of what is leading ordinary people to turn to ISIS, Phyllis Bennis tells RT America.
Janet Redman, who provided testimony at the DNC Platform Committee, and Wenonah Hauter, the executive director of Food & Water Watch, address the draft's shortcomings on the carbon tax, TPP, fracking, and fossil fuel extraction
As ISIS loses territory, it returns to mass-casualty attacks against civilians. That's why military-first approaches to terrorism are doomed to failure.
In the second issues of the International Review of Contemporary Law, dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter, Phyllis Bennis writes about the Paris climate talks, the UN, terrorism, and the global war on terror.
With a Syrian refugee crisis underway for the last five years, we need to get serious about diplomacy, Bennis tells the Real News Network.
"First, do no harm," Phyllis Bennis tells Campaign For America's Future. If we want to defeat ISIS, we must "Stop the drone attacks. Stop the air strikes.”
IPS's Phyllis Bennis tells Common Dreams that the kind of bombings these officials are calling for is very dangerous and further antagonizing Russia will do nothing to bring peace to the Syrian people.