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The Dead End of Liberal American Zionism

The dream of humanistic Zionism is collapsing, but—like other entrenched Jewish groups and a declining number of American Jews—J Street is...

20.05.2024 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Students Are Rejecting the Country’s Culture of Death

14.05.2024 60

The Nation

Norman Solomon

Courageous Students Disrupt America's Culture of Death and War

10.05.2024 30

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

When an escalation in war isn't newsworthy to the New York Times

When the Washington Post revealed Friday afternoon that “the Biden administration in recent days quietly authorized the transfer of billions of...

03.04.2024 30

Salon

Norman Solomon

Just Another Day at the Genocide Office

By refusing to cover a new U.S. shipment of vast quantities of 2,000-pound bombs to Israel, TheNew York Times gave a boost to a process of normalizing...

02.04.2024 9

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Hollywood's backlash to Jonathan Glazer's Oscar speech only proves his point

Last week, Variety reported that “more than 1,000 Jewish creatives, executives and Hollywood professionals have signed an open letter" denouncing...

28.03.2024 60

Salon

Norman Solomon

Death Culture: When 1,000 in Hollywood Proclaim Support for Gaza Slaughter

What filmmaker Jonathan Glazer said in scarcely one minute at the Oscars retains profound moral power that no distortions can hide.

25.03.2024 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

How Israel hides its atrocities in Gaza

When we condemn Hamas for its October 7 attacks in Israel, we’re not accused of anti-Arab bigotry. Nor should we be. Nothing could possibly justify...

24.03.2024 30

Salon

Norman Solomon

The False Charges of 'Antisemitism' by Apologists for Israel's Atrocities in Gaza

The gist of the trick is to equate Israel with the Jewish religion—and then to equate opposition to Israel with antisemitism.

21.03.2024 30

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Joe Biden's moral collapse on Gaza could help Donald Trump win

Days ago, when the United States cast the only vote in the U.N. Security Council against a resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza, it was yet another...

25.02.2024 10

Salon

Norman Solomon

Biden's Complicity in Gaza Is Making It More Likely Fascist Trump Will Win

The electoral base that Biden is going to need for re-election is heavily against his support for Israel’s war on Gaza. There is no way to hide from...

15.02.2024 9

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

The Nuclear Arms Race Never Ended

13.02.2024 6

The Nation

Norman Solomon

We Still Have Far to Go to Put the Breaks on the Nuclear Arms Race

What passes for debate on Capitol Hill is routinely an exercise in green-eyeshade discourse, assessing the most cost-effective outlays to facilitate...

09.02.2024 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Nancy Pelosi is desperately grasping at straws with new Russia smear

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is now straddling the thin line between vile demagoguery and pure idiocy. During a Sunday appearance on CNN, she smeared...

30.01.2024 7

Salon

Norman Solomon

Nancy Pelosi Smears Humanitarians Calling for a Gaza Cease-Fire

Like Congress as a whole, Pelosi refuses to acknowledge that so many Americans are protesting because the Israeli armed forces have been engaged in...

29.01.2024 5

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Horror movie for progressives: Biden vs. Trump 2.0 is really happening

The New Hampshire primary has confirmed that the United States is on the way to a disastrous fall election. Unless a health crisis forces withdrawal...

25.01.2024 10

Salon

Norman Solomon

The Dystopian Electoral Outlook Before Us Will Demand This: Candor

Biden and Trump both won their party's respective primary in New Hampshire and now the stage is set for an election year unlike anything we've...

24.01.2024 10

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Why we're not seeing the real Gaza war in the media

Zen wisdom tells us that the finger pointing at the moon is not the moon. Yet it’s easy to fall into the illusion that when we see news about the...

19.01.2024 9

Salon

Norman Solomon

How the Gaza War Can Be Big News and Invisible at the Same Time

What is most profoundly important about the war in Gaza—what actually happens to people being terrorized, massacred, maimed, and traumatized—has...

18.01.2024 2

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

US Attack on Yemen Exposes the Lie of Supposed “Rules-Based International Order”

Have you heard the one about the U.S. government wanting a “rules-based international order”? It’s a grimly laughable premise, but the...

13.01.2024 20

Truthout

Norman Solomon

Attack on Yemen exposes hypocrisy of Biden and Blinken's "rules-based order"

Have you heard the one about the U.S. government wanting a “rules-based international order”? It’s a grimly laughable premise, but the...

13.01.2024 50

Salon

Norman Solomon

What Does 'Rules-Based International Order' Mean When US Can Bomb Yemen at Will?

What US foreign policy shamelessly amounts to is this: 'We make the rules so we get to break the rules."

12.01.2024 4

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Most Members of Congress Have Been Moral Failures on Gaza

The vast majority of members of Congress have refused to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, even after three months of slaughter and destruction by...

09.01.2024 5

Truthout

Norman Solomon

Most members of Congress have been moral failures on Gaza: Hold them to account

The vast majority of members of Congress have refused to call for a ceasefire in Gaza, even after three months of slaughter and destruction by...

09.01.2024 20

Salon

Norman Solomon

The Abject Failure of Nearly Every Member of Congress on Gaza

Members of Congress, now providing such easy rhetoric in public statements to justify huge and ongoing military support to Israel, would not be so...

08.01.2024 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

President Biden: Learn the Names of Children Murdered in Gaza by Israel

The massacre in Uvalde took the lives of 19 children. For nearly three months, the ongoing massacre in Gaza has taken the lives of that many children...

26.12.2023 6

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

What Daniel Ellsberg Knew—and Rightly Feared—About Nuclear Armageddon

Throughout his adult life, the whistleblower known mostly for leaking The Pentagon Papers was transfixed above all by the imperative of preventing...

15.12.2023 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Noam Chomsky at 95: Still speaking hard truths, still ignored by mainstream media

One of the rare times that Noam Chomsky’s name has been mentioned on a big national NPR program came two months ago. On “Weekend Edition” in...

15.12.2023 30

Salon

Norman Solomon

Want to Understand Israel-Palestine? Consume Noam Chomsky, Not Corporate Media

Over the decades and with few exceptions, in major U.S. media—notably unlike major media in most of the rest of the world—Chomsky has been persona...

12.12.2023 3

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

We Need a Transnational Uprising Against Reckless Escalation of the Arms Race

Forty years ago, across a dozen pages of The Nation, I was in a debate with the English historian E.P. Thompson about the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms...

10.12.2023 30

Truthout

Norman Solomon

Henry Kissinger was the definition of elite impunity

For U.S. mass media, Henry Kissinger’s quip that “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac” rang as an obvious truism. Influential reporters and...

30.11.2023 2

Salon

Norman Solomon

Corporate Media Eulogize Kissinger as a Statesman Instead of a War Criminal

For U.S. mass media, Henry Kissinger’s quip that “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac” rang true. Influential reporters and pundits often...

30.11.2023 10

Truthout

Norman Solomon

For Media Elites, War Criminal Henry Kissinger Was a Very Great Man

The professional love affairs between Kissinger and many U.S. journalists endured from the time he got a grip on power in 1969—and continue even in...

30.11.2023 9

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

From denial to panic: Democratic despair grows over 2024 polls

Over the weekend, Politico published the latest in a tidal wave of stories about President Biden’s dwindling prospects for re-election. Under the...

30.11.2023 9

Salon

Norman Solomon

Team Biden Goes From Denial to Panic

The outlook is now grimmer than ever, but the big divide between Biden’s low popularity and public support for the Democratic Party overall was...

27.11.2023 4

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Wordless in Gaza: When poetry can go where journalism can't

Two centuries ago, Percy Shelley wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Yet elite power has routinely vetoed their...

26.11.2023 20

Salon

Norman Solomon

Time for a Transnational Uprising Against a Reckless Escalation of the Arms Race?

21.11.2023 4

The Nation

Norman Solomon

'Ghoulish Euphemisms,' Poetry, and the Nightmare in Gaza

In times of such horror and despair, poetry can go far beyond where journalism fails.

17.11.2023 20

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

A massacre by any other name: Israel’s military is part of the U.S. war machine

The governments of Israel and the United States now appear to be in disagreement over how many Palestinian civilians it’s acceptable to kill. Last...

07.11.2023 10

Salon

Norman Solomon

The US and Israel Agree: It's OK to Kill Thousands of Children

The horrific atrocities committed by Hamas on Oct. 7 have opened the door to protracted horrific atrocities by Israel with key assistance from the...

07.11.2023 30

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Joe Biden's lethal trap: His embrace of Israel has become support for war crimes

For the past three weeks, President Biden has played a key role in backing Israel’s worsening war crimes while touting himself as a compassionate...

31.10.2023 20

Salon

Norman Solomon

Biden Is a Genocide Denier and the 'Enabler in Chief' for Israel's Ongoing War Crimes

His unconditional support for Israel's assault on Gaza makes Biden and the vast majority of Congress directly complicit with mass murder and...

30.10.2023 10

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Hamas, Israel and "terrorism": If we have to use the label, at least let's use it honestly

Labels are central to the politics of media. And no label has been more powerful than “terrorist.”  A single standard of language should...

25.10.2023 20

Salon

Norman Solomon

Hamas Is a Terrorist Organization; So Is the Israeli Government

U.S. media outlets dodge being evenhanded with the “terrorist” label—applying it to organized Palestinian killers of Israelis and not to...

23.10.2023 10

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

"Israel's 9/11" is a dangerous, bloody trap — just like America's 9/11

When Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations spoke outside the Security Council on Sunday, he said: “This is Israel’s 9/11. This is Israel’s...

13.10.2023 20

Salon

Norman Solomon

“Israel’s 9/11” Is a Slogan to Rationalize Open-Ended Massacre of Palestinian Civilians

As in the aftermath of 9/11, official claims to be only fighting terrorism will continue to serve as PR smokescreens for a government terrorizing and...

10.10.2023 4

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Are Elected Democrats Ignoring the Possibility of a Train Wreck in 2024?

Recent news reports have been filled with results of one poll after another after another showing that President Biden continues to weaken as a...

26.09.2023 3

Truthout

Norman Solomon

Elected Democrats are enabling Joe Biden — it's time for the party to face reality

Recent news reports have been filled with results of one poll after another after another showing that President Biden continues to weaken as a...

26.09.2023 10

Salon

Norman Solomon

Elected Democrats Do Themselves—and the Rest of Us—No Favors by Enabling Biden

With the start of presidential primaries just a few months away, the crux of the matter is that Democrats in Congress are opting for self-focused,...

25.09.2023 1

Common Dreams

Norman Solomon

Joe Biden and Vietnam: American presidents can't tell the truth about a tragic mistake

When Joe Biden flew out of Hanoi on Sept. 11, he was leaving a country where U.S. warfare caused roughly 3.8 million Vietnamese deaths. But like every...

24.09.2023 8

Salon

Norman Solomon

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