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Ewen MacAskill and Paul Torpey – One in Three Saudi Air Raids on Yemen Hit Civilian Sites, Data Shows

ore than one-third of all Saudi-led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites, such as school buildings, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructure, according to the most comprehensive survey of the conflict. The findings, revealed by the Guardian on Friday, contrast with claims by the Saudi government, backed by its US and British allies, that Riyadh is seeking to minimise civilian …

2015 Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War? – Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world? Permanent War Since 1980 the US has engaged in aggressive military action in …

US Replenishes Israel’s Arsenal With $1.9 Billion in New Weapons – Paul Gottinger

This week the U.S. State Department approved almost $1.9 billion in new weapons for Israel. The approval comes just weeks after the Israeli rights group Breaking the Silence collected reports of possible violations of international law during Israel’s 2014 “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza. The weapons sale includes 14,500 kits to upgrade “dumb” bombs into precision-guided munitions, over 12,000 unguided bombs, and …