Category U.S. Foreign Policy

As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

“No country was willing to sell or even donate medical equipment to Iran to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for fear of Trump reprisals, making the outbreak significantly worse. In the end, the World Health Organization stepped in to supply them, one reason Washington has pulled all funding from the group. “

New Documents From the Sham Prosecution of Gen. Michael Flynn Also Reveal Broad Corruption in the Russiagate Investigations

“The conflation of ideological and evidentiary questions, and the substitution of substantive political debates with tests of tribal loyalty, are indescribably corrosive to our public discourse.”

Sanctioned Countries Speak Out on COVID-19

Sanctions are crimes against humanity. The Trump administration, the neocons, are using COVID-19 as a smokescreen to further attack countries while the neoliberals sit back and reap in profits at the expense of humanity.

Disarm and Divest During COVID-19, featuring the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Trident is the deadliest weapon on the planet. Disarm and Live! Also featuring Jeremy Scahill, Medea Benjamin and Cornel West Panelists:  • Dr. Cornel West • Jeremy Scahill • Medea Benjamin  • The Kings Bay Plowshares 7:  ◦ Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker  ◦ Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest ◦ Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker ◦ […]

In All of Minnesota’s 851 Towns and Cities, Someone Says No to Nuclear War!

Our lives and much of what we’re accustomed to will have been changed forever by the coronavirus but the existential danger presented by nuclear weapons remains unless we act collectively as we have during the pandemic. The remarkable project described here entailed visits to all of the towns and cities in Minnesota and provides proof […]

Take Action and Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report

“The devastating impact of this #1.917 trillion in military spending has become painfully clear in the United States as we struggle to keep pace with the healthcare needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Stimson Center/SIPRI: Trends in Global Arms Transfers and Military Spending (Video)

(Video Recording of Webinar)   “The discussion highlights SIPRI’s data on international arms transfers and the recently released analysis of world military expenditure and analyses potential future dynamics arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade—says SIPRI—reaching $1917 billion in 2019

“United States drives global growth in military spending”

Climate Crisis, the Environment and U.S. Militarism: Making the Connections

The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported.

Webinar: Weapons in Space: Weaponising the Final Frontier and building a global citizen movement to stop it! (recorded video)

A webinar bringing together key activists from the US and the UK to discuss the latest news and views on ‘star wars’, missile defence, space weapons, and the on-going campaign to prevent a war in space. 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲: 𝟭𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳. 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗯 (Chair of CND UK) in conversation with 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗻 (Coordinator, Global […]

Tomgram: Trump’s Own Military Mafia, by Danny Sjursen

“A brief look at key ‘86ers offers insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex in 2020 — and it should take your breath away.”

United States Still Largest Weapons Exporter in the World

“US as gun runners; that’s what we have come to. So sad. The military-industrial-congressional-complex.”

Supreme Court Crushes Media Diversity in Ruling on Lawsuit Accusing Comcast of Racial Discrimination

“What this story is about is, it’s basically — it’s about a series of black entertainment moguls who started media networks or television shows.”

The Unaccountable Nation, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“The U.S. is a perfect candidate for an ICC war crimes investigation.”

Chris Hedges – Trump’s Israel/Palestine ‘Peace Plan’

“The plan essentially formalizes the Israeli apartheid state it is the natural denouement of the Zionists project.]

Sanctions Are an Act of War

“Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets.”

Empire, Militarization, and Popular Revolt in Africa

In what ways does militarization/militarism in the African context enable, extend and depend upon economic, military/’security’ relations with imperialist actors, most importantly the US and Israel? A video of a panel discussion organized by The People’s Forum. Includes academics and members of human rights organizations and the National Lawyers Guild. What are the new/old justifications […]

Flight 752 Out of Tehran

“It seems reasonable to speculate that in the early hours of January 8 a calamitous incident was contrived to happen.”

Ilhan Omar Has a Plan to Revolutionize U.S. Foreign Policy

“They would also have to reckon with the humanitarian impact of sanctions, which Congress largely ignores at this point, and it has led to some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as we’re seeing in Venezuela, and North Korea, and Iran.”

Defender Europe 20: US to practice invasion of Europe, by Kate Hudson

“Defender Europe 20, NATO’s biggest wargames for over 25 years, is getting under way this month. 20,000 US troops are participating in the US’s largest deployment to Europe in over quarter of a century.”