Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli con b flict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In plain language, the United States is threatening [...]

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 [...]

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

Comedy Corner: Satanic Satire

Trump Should Reign For 1,000 Years Satire by comedian Mona Shaikh and Ed Rampell —  Excerpts: The Evangelical magazine Christianity Today’s editor rebuked the president in a December op-ed entitled “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.” In the interests of equal time we give the devil his due with an editorial response from a periodical on the other side of the fiery aisle: By B.Z. LeBub, Editor, Satanism Tonight Dispatches      In [...]

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

From   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 [...]

Impeachment is Finally on the Table

As Change Links was going to press, news broke that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had finally opened impeachment proceedings against pResident Trump, apparently finding that Trump's overtures and threats to the Ukraine seeking dirt on Joe Biden and his son constituted the shit she could not eat. Apparently, naked racism, crimes against humanity and war crimes do not constitute "high crimes" in her estimation, only dirty pool against a Democratic opponent. FYI, [...]

Saudi Arabia/Trump: We Call B.S.

'We Call BS': As Saudi Arabia Claims Khashoggi Killed in 'Fistfight,' Trump White House Issues 'Laughably Weak' Response by Jessica Corbett, staff writer, httpss:// "We call BS," declared CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin on Friday after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia finally confirmed that Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul—but also claimed he died in "fistfight" gone wrong rather than the widely suspected grisly torture [...]

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, [...]

Outrage Mounts Over US Role in Bombing of Yemeni School Bus

40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Aired via TV/Radio on the program “Democracy Now” - August 14th, 2018 AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda   Excerpt: AMY GOODMAN: Thousands of mourners gathered in the northern city of Sa'dah for funerals of 51 people, including 40 children killed in a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. Images posted [...]

Zionism, Arab Reaction and US Imperialism on the Attack

Israel Committing Itself to Apartheid in New 'Basic Law' by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. httpss:// Israel's ruling parties, backed by Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem as soon as this May, is committing the state irrevocably to apartheid by drafting a new 'basic law,' the equivalent of a constitution, defining Israel as the "nation-state of the Jewish people," replacing an earlier law which defines it as a Jewish [...]

Behind the US Attack on Syria

Behind the attack on Syria TRUMP AND THE PENTAGON By Fred Goldstein “You furnish the pictures. I’ll furnish the war.” Publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1898, preparing the groundwork for the U.S. war with Spain and seizure of Cuba. The Trump administration’s attack on the Syrian air force was first directed at Russia as well as the government of Bashar al-Assad. China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea were secondarily targeted. [...]

How Most of the US Left Failed Syria

How Most of the US Left Failed Syria Interview of Rania Khalek by Joe Emersberger [excerpts] (C-L note: Rania Khalek spoke in L.A. last month at the Peace Center under the auspices of Arab-Americans for Syria, in the wake of Trump's missile attack on a Syrian air base. She discussed the links between Saudi-financed Wahhabists on the one hand, and Zionists on the other, both backed by US imperialism, in fomenting [...]

Freedom for Ashraf Fayadh & Stop the Execution

As part of the International Call to Action by the World Poetry Movement, and the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, the poets of Los Angeles stand in solidarity to protest the death sentence placed upon Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, by Saudi Arabia and call upon the Saudi government for his immediate release.      Fayadh is sentenced to death after being jailed for more than 22 months in Abha without clear legal charges beyond insulting [...]

By |2016-01-01T15:32:20-05:00January 1st, 2016|Free Speech, Palestinian, Saudi Arabia|0 Comments
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