Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing “Iranian-backed militias” who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this is about getting more leverage vis-a-vis Iran, why hasn’t the Biden administration just done what it said it would do: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and [...]

Day One: Demilitarize US Foreign Policy

Ten Foreign Policy Fiascos Biden Can Fix on Day One by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Here are ten things Biden can do by Executive order as soon as he takes office. Each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives, which we have also outlined.   1)  End the U.S. role in the Saudi-led war on Yemen and restore U.S. humanitarian aid to Yemen. Congress already passed a War Powers Resolution to end the U.S. role in the Yemen war, but [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:57:27-05:00December 1st, 2020|Activism, Afghanistan, Africa, Europe, Iraq, Saudi Arabia|0 Comments

Free Press in the Dock: Assange Railroad Nears Terminal

This court case is like the 'Pentagon Papers' on steroids.  And yet: Only five people (including Craig Murray) are being allowed into the public gallery at the Old Bailey. The mainstream media are suppressing details of the case and the court proceedings. The magistrate in charge is acting like a CIA agent - railroading Assange to be extradited. You will not get a clearer report of the court proceedings than in Craig Murray's online blog. https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/case  from which this report is excerpted: It is hard to believe, [...]

Talkback to MoveOn

From: Greg Foisie Sun, 4 Jul 2020 5:26:02 PM +0000 (UTC) To: Talkbacks@Moveon Org   Dear Kelly, Oscar, Rahna, Jennifer, and the rest of the MoveOn team - Biden was opposed to busing during the 60s civil rights efforts to end segregation. Biden has been accused of sexual harassment & sexual attack.  His hands are all over women on numerous videos displayed on the internet. As Vice-President, Biden supported the Iraq War based on lies that killed over a million Iraqi's, the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan killing [...]

L.A. Rallies for Peace, Against War on Iran

Rally for Peace at West L.A. Federal Building: Endless Protests Against DC’s Endless Wars By Ed Rampell As Emperor Trump cries havoc and lets loose and wags the dogs of war, nearly 200 peace protesters held a Jan. 9 antiwar rally outside Los Angeles’ symbol of Washington, the Federal Building located near UCLA in Westwood. A second simultaneous rally of nearly the same size was held outside City Hall in DTLA. City Hall rally against Trump bombing, war threat  The demonstrators ranged from Vietnam era stalwarts to [...]

No War on Iran! US Out of the Middle East!

From popularresistance.org:   The reckless and dangerous act of war committed by Donald Trump and the Pentagon in killing Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran and the Iraqi leader of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, has brought the conflict in the Middle East (aka West Asia) to a new level. The conflagration of war is growing with the United States making this direct attack on a top Iranian official in violation of Iraqi sovereignty.   As expected, the corporate media and many politicians are [...]

Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated

Veterans Attacked and Their Memorial Desecrated on Memorial Day in Santa Monica      In the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, 2019, the Arlington West Memorial Santa Monica was desecrated, and its veteran volunteers attacked. The intrusion took place around 4:00 am. The memorial was up overnight in recognition of Memorial Day, and veteran volunteers were there to monitor it throughout the evening and into the morning. A lone male attacker was swearing at and verbally abusing the veterans as he knocked down large [...]

Defend Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange

Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   httpss://www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-stands-chelsea-manning-and-julian-assange   The People Have the Need to Know: Veterans For Peace Stands with Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange   Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning are both in jail right now.  They are being persecuted by the very elite who are pursuing regime change wars around the globe and who do not want the people to know the truth about what they are up to. Curiously, Assange has been charged with conspiring with Chelsea Manning to [...]

Is the US a Warfare State?

Is the US a Warfare State? By John M. Bachar, Jr. Perpetual War     In the 243 year existence of the US (1776 – 2018), it has been involved in 79 wars. If we define a “war year” as one during which the US was involved in war part or all of the year, and if we define a “peace year” as one during which the US was not involved in war, then the record shows there were 224 war years (92.5%) and only 18 peace years [...]

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction by Carl Boggs [excerpts from: https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/04/imperialism-and-the-logic-of-mass-destruction/] As it has through much of its war-obsessed history, the US is engaged in military conflict or threatening it  across a broad terrain. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington's been sending barrages of missiles and bombs, often hitting civilians and resources needed for their survival. Death tolls mount, the largest numbers lately in the battle for Mosul. Heavier casualties are visited on non-combatants in Yemen, thanks to US-backed Saudi savagery. Trump, like Obama, the [...]

Veterans For Peace: Reject Trump’s Military Build Up

Veterans For Peace: Reject Trump's Military Build Up www.veteransforpeace.org/our-work/position-statements/veterans-peace-rejects-president-trumps-military-build Veterans For Peace calls for a reduction in the Pentagon budget and an increase in spending to meet human needs at home and abroad. As military veterans from WWII to the current era of conflicts, who have trained for, and in many cases, fought in U.S. wars, we know that current US policies have not only failed to bring peace but are morally bankrupt. Veterans For Peace has called for a different approach than war to demonstrate power [...]

Are We Headed Toward World War Three?

IS THE PLANET HEADED FOR A THIRD WORLD WAR? By Ron Spriestersbach For this article, I read eleven articles by eleven different authors. Nearly all of them raised the question of the day: Is the planet headed for World III? But there was one article which truly astounded and scared me. This was “The Warnings of a New World War” by Gilbert Doctorow, the European Coordinator of the American Committee for East West Accord, Ltd. (eastwestaccord@gmail.com) He discusses the late agreements on Syria between the US and [...]

By |2016-11-06T17:07:08-05:00November 6th, 2016|Afghanistan, Drones, Iraq, Peace, Peace and War, Peace Vigils|0 Comments
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