Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Support the Philippine Human Rights Act

“On July 3, Philippine President Duterte signed the Anti-Terrorism Act—a law that Amnesty International has called “yet another setback for human rights.” The law appears to be a pretext to target perceived political opponents.”

Edwin Starr: WAR

You’ll say, “War”
I’ll say, “Huh, yeah”
You’ll say, “What is it good for?”
I’ll say, “Absolutely”
You’ll say, “Nothing”

An Assault on Human Dignity, the Rule of Law, and the Institutions That Would Uphold Them

“The plight of Djamel Ameziane is a real-world example of the self-serving approach to human rights practiced by the United States.”

Buffy St. Marie: Universal Soldier

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Bob Dylan: With God on Our Side

With God on Our Side Oh my name it ain’t nothin’ My age it means less The country I come from Is called the Midwest I was taught and brought up there The laws to abide And that land that I live in Has God on its side Oh, the history books tell it They […]

Bob Dylan: Masters of War

Masters Of War Bob Dylan, The Avener Come your masters of war You that build all the guns You that build all death planes You that build all the bombs You that hide behind walls You that hide behind desks I just want you to know I can see through your masks You that never done […]

Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction

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A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Every major problem we have is global in its scope and requires global cooperation: climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, and nuclear war and all require international cooperation. Negotiation and diplomacy are required.

Ilhan, Antone and the Price of Inclusion, by Ricardo Levins Morales

“Inclusionists demand equal participation at all levels of the empire and its institutions while transformationists call for fundamental change.”

75th Anniversary Hiroshima: A Commemoration

The 75th anniversary of the dropping of a nuclear bomb in Japan: Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Never again.

Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

“The payload of bombs unloaded on Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos between the mid-1960s and 1973 is commonly reckoned to have been between seven and eight million tons — well over 40 times the tonnage dropped on the Japanese home islands in World War II. Estimates of total deaths vary, but are all exceedingly high.”

Killing Democracy in America, by William Astore

“Scenarios of perpetual war haunt my thoughts. For a healthy democracy, there should be few things more unthinkable than never-ending conflict, that steady drip-drip of death and destruction that drives militarism, reinforces authoritarianism, and facilitates disaster capitalism.”

Without Mercy: Sanctions and Militarism in the Time of Pandemic

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s call for a global ceasefire: The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown….. Put aside mistrust and animosity. Silence the guns; stop the artillery; end the airstrikes. End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging […]

America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border

“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”

10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

“Just as the U.S. was created by taking over the lands of Indigenous peoples by force, so America as an empire uses war to expand access to markets and resources”

JCPOA: The Deal That Wasn’t, by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

The Persian Gulf has been the lynchpin of US foreign policy. “To all intents and purposes,” a former senior Defense Department official observed…

Danny Sjursen: Undercover Patriots Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

“Then there was the powerful visual statement of Marine Corps veteran Todd Winn, twice wounded in Iraq, who stood for hours outside the Utah state capitol in the sweltering heat in full dress uniform with the message ‘I Can’t Breathe’ taped over his mouth.”

Diana Johnstone talks about her new book, Circle in the Darkness

“[Johnstone] recounts in detail how the Western left betrayed its historical principles of social justice and peace and let itself be lured into approval of aggressive U.S.-NATO wars on the fallacious grounds of “human rights”.

Maj. Danny Sjursen, Nefarious Nostalgia: Trump’s West Point Address, by the Numbers

“…it’s apparent that getting Trump to truly end most endless wars he laments, topple systemic militarism, address racial injustice, attempt unity, or exude a shred of empathy, would require magic more powerful than even the gay “conversion therapy” ole Mike Pence once championed.

Patrick Cockburn: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”