Restriction aside, critics have said the bill does more harm than good because it codifies a legally questionable practice into law.

“95% of all foreign military bases in the world are US bases. In addition, [there are] 19 Naval air carriers (and 15 more planned), each as part of a Carrier Strike Group, composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft — each of which can be considered a floating military base.”

Is there a group of human beings so evil that they don’t deserve human rights? The International Red Cross [ICRC] does not think so.

“Large gaps in ratings of the media emerge between governing party supporters and non-supporters. “

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

January 11, 2018 marked the 16th year that Guantanamo prison has exclusively imprisoned Muslim men, subjecting many of them to torture and arbitrary detention. …Forty-one hearts still beat in Guantanamo prison cells. That’s forty-one too many.

On a Sunday afternoon in November, Dr. Mona El-Farra spoke with an audience in Minneapolis via Skype from Manchester, England,

This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.

Nene was my seventh friend to die in the struggle for peace and justice in the Philippines. All of them knew the dangers but were committed to help the poor and victims of injustice.

“No Comment” Nixon
versus A Candidate with a Heart, Senator Kennedy

Senate War Powers resolution on ending unauthorized US support for the war in Yemen – A bipartisan Senate resolution on Yemen will be introduced in mid-January and has a good chance of passing.

US Acts Against People and Planet Make the Era of Transformation More Likely

With regard to international WMD non-proliferation conventions, Israel has either not become a signatory of these conventions or has yet to ratify them.

The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…

The media’s current preoccupation with all things Russian, when the far more imminent threat is much closer to home, represents what is known as “cognitive dissonance,” which in the U.S. manifests as the white settlers’ reflexive attempt to rationalize their own savagery to avoid unsettling and even traumatizing truths. by Jon Jeter  Mint Press News  January […]

Trump hopes to “dismantle all aspects of American democracy,” says radical thinker. But resistance can defeat him.

Instead of getting burned out, frustrated, and isolated, when we gather, we get energized.

I am obviously for nonviolence but I am for noncooperation and obstruction of those forces that are trying without exaggeration trying to kill us.

Now, 50 years on, King’s words take on more weight with each passing hour.

“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.