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Jeremy R. Hammond is the owner, editor, and principle writer for Foreign Policy Journal, a website dedicated to providing news, critical analysis, and commentary on U.S. foreign policy, particularly with regard to the "war on terrorism" and events in the Middle East, from outside of the standard framework offered by government officials and the mainstream corporate media. He has also written for numerous other online publications.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 27, 2009 The American-Israeli War on Gaza
The Palestinian people continue pay the price for the willingness of Americans to allow their government to pursue criminal policies contrary to their own interests and antithetical to the very principles of justice and humanity every American would like to think their country stands for.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 4, 2009 Top 5 Lies About Israel's Assault on Gaza
There are numerous lies being propagated by the Western corporate media about the nature of the present violence being perpetrated against the people of the Gaza Strip by the state of Israel.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Americans Should Act to End Violence Against Gaza
Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip was predictable, if not preventable. Israel's crimes against the Palestinians simply could not take place on such a massive scale were it not for US support. The American people, therefore, have a responsibility to act and pressure their government to end its financial, military, and diplomatic support for Israeli violations of international law.
SHARE Saturday, December 27, 2008 Elements of an Inside Job in Mumbai Attacks
What's clear now, as further developments have come to light, is that there are also elements within India, both in the criminal underworld and the government, that are perfectly willing to see the role in the Mumbai attacks of an even larger shadowy international criminal network whitewashed.
SHARE Thursday, December 11, 2008 Role of Alleged CIA Asset in Mumbai Attacks Being Downplayed
Recent press reports on developments with regard to last month's attacks in Mumbai, India indicate the role of Dawood Ibrahim, a wanted crime boss, terrorist, and drug trafficker, is being downplayed, possibly to have others involved in the Mumbai attacks turned over while quietly diverting attention from a man who some say could reveal embarrassing secrets about the CIA's involvement in criminal enterprises.
SHARE Tuesday, December 2, 2008 New York Times Misleads on Taliban Role in Opium Trade
The New York Times and other major U.S. media sources commonly report on the production of opium in Afghanistan as though it were under the control of the Taliban. The facts on the ground, however, tell a different story. Who dominates the Afghan opium trade? Foreign Policy Journal investigates.
SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2008 U.S. Would Control Profits from Iraqi Oil Exports Under Agreement
The terms of the status of forces agreement would effectively allow the U.S. to continue to control billions of dollars of proceeds from the sale of exported Iraqi oil held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It also contains numerous loopholes that could allow the continuing long-term presence of U.S. military forces and would effectively maintain U.S. jurisdiction over crimes committed by American soldiers.
SHARE Sunday, November 23, 2008 A Wanted Man in Burma
Writer Antonio Graceffo has become the target of a disinformation campaign by the ruling junta in Burma for opposing the oppressive regime.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 3, 2008 Whoever Wins U.S. Election, Policy in 'War on Terror' Unlikely to Change
Whichever leading candidate wins the 2008 election, the there is little indication that U.S. policy will shift away significantly from using military force in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which is increasingly being recognized by international experts not as a solution, but part of the problem.
SHARE Monday, November 3, 2008 The Racism of McCain...and Obama...and the Media
The underlying assumption in the argument that association with Rashid Khalidi or his views on the Israel-Palestinian conflict is worthy of criticism is itself, by its own standard, inherently racist.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 20, 2008 How Should You Vote?
American voters should shift their electoral strategy from seeking to put the lesser of evils into power to seeking to elect the force for the greatest good.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2008 Iran in the Crosshairs
The IAEA's latest report on Iran's nuclear program was circulated to the Board of Governors this week. It has not been released to the general public, but it is widely being hailed as a damning condemnation of Iran by the mainstream media.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 11, 2008 9/11 and the "War on Terrorism": Facts and Myths
A recent article in the New York Times explains how many Arabs in the Middle East accept rumors about the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent war on terrorism as conventional wisdom, while at the same time both failing to see that behind many rumors lies at least an element of truth and propagating one of the biggest myths about the war of all -- that the U.S. is waging a "campaign against terrorism".
SHARE Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Cellphone Images Back Afghan Claims of U.S. Massacre
Video evidence has emerged supporting local villagers' claims that a U.S. airstrike last month killed a great number of civilians, contradicting the Pentagon's claim that it was a legitimate strike resulting in few civilian casualties.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 30, 2008 US Ambassador to UN's Contact with Zardari 'Unauthorized'
Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, gave "advice and help" to Asif Ali Zardari, who recently announced his bid to run for president of Pakistan at a time when the U.S. is maneuvering to retain its influence after Musharraf's resignation.
SHARE Saturday, August 30, 2008 Russia Recognizes Separatist Regions' Independence from Georgia
Russia cites the U.S.'s similar declared justifications for intervention in Kosovo and subsequent support for Kosovo's independence in explaining his country's decision to support the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a move condemned by the U.S.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 28, 2008 Agents of Nuclear Black Market Were C.I.A. Assets
At the urging of the U.S., the Swiss government destroyed evidence relating to the Tinner family's dealings with A.Q. Khan's underground network of nuclear proliferation, while government sources acknowledge that the Tinners were paid informants for the C.I.A.