Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“It took five days to remove all the bodies impaled on metalwork ripped from the walls in the blasts,”

U.S. Bombs destroy civilian lives

US Bombs In Yemen Are Costing An Entire Generation Their Future Popular Resistance  October 7, 2019 By Ahmed Abdulkareem, Mintpress News. Sadaa, Northern Yemen – Third-grader Farah Abbas al-Halimi didn’t get the UNICEF backpack or textbook she was hoping for this year. Instead, she was given an advanced U.S bomb delivered on an F-16 courtesy of […]

Root Causes: Why Hondurans Flee or Resist, by Gala King

After witnessing the influx of migrants on the more recent ‘migrant caravans’ predominantly coming from Honduras, I felt called to go to Honduras—to be present to a land that though deeply rich in natural resources and culture was becoming increasingly dangerous and uninhabitable for its citizenry to the point where people felt compelled to risk […]

Why we say NO TO NATO

A video that explains why we say NO TO NATO in just a few minutes. Recommended. Local actions in solidarity encouraged.

10 Ways We Pretend War Is Not a Crime and How to Change Them

The concept of defensive war has been used to excuse numerous aggressive wars.

Are Sanders and Warren Throwing a Lifeline to the Military-Industrial Complex?  by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies

Among the frontrunners in the Democratic Party presidential primary, Senators Warren and Sanders not only have the most progressive domestic agenda, but also the most anti-war, pro-diplomacy foreign policy agenda. By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies   Direct to Rise Up Times from the authors.  August 26, 2019 The sharpest distinction between them is […]

Under the Shield: U.S. Nuclear Missiles in Europe

U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?

The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran

U.S. sanctions are not whimsical expressions of this president. They are tools used to retain hegemonic power in a multipolar world no longer willing to tolerate such an aspiration.

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States, by Whitney Webb

Netanyahu described CUFI as a “vital part of Israel’s national security.”

A Veterans’ Anti-War Movement Takes Root at Peacestock, by Danny Sjursen

Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base

“We call for the nuclear bombs to be returned to the US immediately. The Germans want these nuclear weapons out of Germany, and so do we.”

Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say “No War On Iran!” by Ann Wright

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored ‘Socialism’ conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists

Socialist US gov-funded regime-change activists?

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

Reading Reuters Between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast

While not consulting anyone associated with the elected government of Venezuela, Reuters gives full voice to an anonymous “US administration” official as is the practice of the corporate media.

The Ethics Of Regime Change, by Helena Cobban

Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

Who makes the most money on nuclear weapons? 28 companies building nuclear weapons

A report with full profiles of 28 companies connected to the production of nuclear weapons. Most are located in the U.S.