Death at 87 Elie Wiesel The Fakir!

Dr Steve Pieczenik | 3 July 2016 Wiesel was one of the first professional writers to make a living documenting the deaths of Jews during WWII. Once again, the official narrative of an atrocity in history becomes distorted and blown out of proportion when a person like Elie Wiesel dies. My first and last encounter…

Unjust Cause: the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Harpers | 25 May 2016 Historian Gar Alperovitz on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki As advertised, President Obama did not apologize for the U.S. nuclear strike that destroyed the city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, on his recent visit to the city. Instead, he issued a vacuous call for the courage to…

The Firebombing of Tokyo

Jacobin | 9 March 2015 Seventy years ago today, the United States needlessly killed almost 100,000 people in a single air raid. oday marks the seventieth anniversary of the American firebombing of Tokyo, World War II’s deadliest day. More people died that night from napalm bombs than in the atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But few in…