Category International Relations
Corporations are working with the Department of Commerce to eliminate the few but significant labor and environmental protections . . .
Trump’s plans unsurprisingly represent a threat to our global environmental conditions and the rights of workers domestically and abroad.
Evergreene Digest | How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze
Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget
Ultimately, then, the only long-term solution to the problem of national leaders launching a nuclear war is to get rid of the weapons.
Progressives who treat anti-Russia propaganda spin as fact, in order to weaken Trump, are encouraging a kind of McCarthyism. Of all the good reasons to “delegitimate” Trump, alleged Kremlin intervention in the election should rank low. Focus should instead be on his greed, pathological lying, enthusiasm for oligarchy, bigotry, environmental destruction, racism, misogyny, economic injustice, […]
In January 2016, as in many previous years, the North Korean government specifically stated that it would end its nuclear testing if the U.S. and South Korea would end military exercises and sign a peace treaty.
Glenn Greenwald | The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia
Democratic media outlets have … predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”
Price: I know no reason to trust the CIA and other intelligence agencies any more than we trust Trump.
Once again, the United States is singling out and targeting Iran on highly questionable grounds without any real authority.
Glenn Greenwald | Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
A hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism…
Make Nuclear Weapons Illegal. UN Resolution for a “Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons”
This week, delegations to the UN General Assembly could help shift the course of history.
Neither military nor economic war on the sovereignty of nations has yielded anything close to a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world. It had delivered death, destruction, debt, market crises, tidal waves of refugees and displaced persons, and concentrated masses of wealth in a few but powerful hands. Related: You Must Be Kidding! Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch […]
Highlighting the role the Israeli military plays in the training of US law enforcement forces, Swanson related the shooting culture to US foreign policy.
In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.
“The blockade not only violates the human rights of the Cuban people, but also the sovereign right of all countries of the world to have relations with Cuba without fear of reprisals…”
The U.S. military’s Pacific Pivot includes the use of Philippine military bases, increasing tension with China.
Bombs Away! Their Precision Weaponry and Ours Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War. Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we […]
The UK Parliament on Monday voted to renew Trident, Britain’s aging nuclear weapons system. New UK Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo: Reuters) By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Common Dreams July 18, 2016 As the BBC explains, “the MPs’ vote approves the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn”—though campaigners have put […]
But the problem is, as long as you’re doing the military, the others don’t work. You can’t be bombing people and at the same time think that you’re going to succeed at, quote, “persuading” them, which is one of the great things the Obama administration has talked about wanting to do, persuading them that ISIS […]