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Phyllis Bennis

Opinion

Honouring Palestinian human rights defender Raji Sourani

Raji Sourani is known for being fair and unbiased in highlighting abuses of Palestinians by governments and others.

Politics

Striking Syria: Illegal, immoral, and dangerous

Whatever Congress may decide, a US military strike against Syria would be a reckless and counterproductive move.

Politics

Celebrations and dangers for Egypt's revolutions

The removal from office of President Mohammed Morsi portends great excitement but even greater threats to democracy.

Opinion

Challenging Einstein: Kerry's 'new' diplomacy in the Middle East

The US must oppose the occupation and settlements, and support a Palestinian right to freedom, equality and statehood.

Politics

February 15, 2003: The day the world said no to war

Our commitment as a "second super-power" remains, and we must show the same defiance as we did ten years ago.

Politics

Human Rights Watch: Time to stand with human rights defenders

It is disappointing to see HRW's unwillingness to stand with those who are working to promote and defend human rights.

Politics

Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war

Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative.

Politics

We've seen the threats against Iran before

Although political brinkmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.

Politics

The politics behind the prisoner swap

The deal has been discussed since Shalit was captured in 2006, now the time has come for 1028 families to be reunited.

Politics

9/12 changed the world, not 9/11

After 9/11 the Bush administration took the world to war, threatening global security and shredding US democracy.

Politics

Libya: Too soon to declare victory

The rebel Transitional National Council needs to play a big role in stabilising Libya and restoring law.

Politics

Mubarak behind bars: Human rights and justice

Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there's no going back.