Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Resisting Drone Terror: Behind the Scenes of Shut Down Creech!

This fall will mark the 12th year CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace + allies have gathered at Creech Air Force Base for weeklong, nonviolent actions to resist the U.S. drone assassination program! About Shut Down Creech! Shut Down Creech! is a national mobilization of nonviolent resistance to shut down killer drone operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, […]

Hedges: The Collective Suicide Machine

The return of the Taliban to power will be one more signpost of the end of the American empire — and nobody will be held accountable.

“Don’t you know there’s a war on?” by Patrick Lawrence

“The sooner we recognize these and many similar events as disparate dimensions of a concerted war waged against us, the better we will understand the air we breathe and the water we drink.”

Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War, by Robert C. Koehler

“To declare that nuclear weapons can only “legally” be used in retaliation for a nuclear strike hardly leaves me feeling safe. Are we left with a world continually at war with itself, with our best hope being that all future wars will be waged legally and politely?”

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

“It is unclear who Biden thinks has been “enriching themselves” in Cuba, but any criticism of Cuba that does not include a thorough analysis of the internationally condemned U.S. blockade will miss the most important factor in why Cubans are currently undergoing such hardships.”

The Last Time Democracy Almost Died, by Jill Lepore

“It’s a paradox of democracy that the best way to defend it is to attack it, to ask more of it, by way of criticism, protest, and dissent.”

Hedges: Bless the Traitors

“Daniel Hale is one of the most consequential whistleblowers,” Edward Snowden said on a May Day panel held at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers.

Was it Just? America and Her Suicidal Combat Veterans, by Matthew Hoh

“The cost of war, to many veterans, is a deep and permanent wounding of the soul and the conscience.”

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US Be More Aggressive, Please? by Gregory Shupak

“US media are fixin’ for a fight with China, Russia—or both.”

Biden’s Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry, by Glenn Greenwald

“The U.S. government is a lawless entity. It violates the law, including its own Constitution, whenever it wants. The requirement that no wars be fought absent congressional authority is not some ancillary bureaucratic annoyance…”

Celebrating Fifty Years of an Individual’s Courage in an Era of Apathy, by Danny Sjursen

“Still, there stands Daniel Ellsberg – and others like him; living and breathing correctives to any temptation towards apathy.”

Ask Officials to Sign the Parliamentary (Legislative) Pledge!

Has your elected official taken the pledge?

Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitic, by Peter Beinart

“If antisemitism and anti-Zionism are both conceptually different and, in practice, often espoused by different people, why are politicians such as Macron responding to rising antisemitism by calling anti-Zionism a form of bigotry?”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts

“They ignored the real threat: The U.S. Armed Forces’ rampant carbon-based military activity contributes to anthropogenic climate change, which melts Arctic ice, which opens up northern sea lanes, into which the Pentagon projects its polluting arsenal, which puts more carbon in the atmosphere.”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery and Propaganda

When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.

Progressives Can’t Ignore Role of Christian Zionism in Colonization of Palestine

Many of the most egregious and anti-Palestinian policies by the United States are led by Christian Zionists. Former President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Israel was largely appeasing his Evangelical Christian base who voted for him at a margin of 4:1.

Biden Dangerously Accelerating the New Cold War with China, by Joseph Gerson

“While there is much in Joe Biden’s and the Democratic Party’s domestic policy agenda to be admired and supported, rooting it in Trump initiated anti-China hysteria undercuts our national security.”

A People’s Guide to the War Industry, by Christian Sorensen

“The main role of the federal government under capitalism is to maintain the capitalist economic system and set the general conditions by which large corporations and billionaires are able to accrue more and more profit.”

Ilhan Omar is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!

“And it isn’t just Ilhan they are going after. For too long, AIPAC has had a stranglehold on American foreign policy.”