Category U.S. Empire
“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”
This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?
He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…
U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means
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…
Co-director Neta C. Crawford puts into perspective just how quickly military emissions add up: in January 2017, two B-2B bombers emitted about 1,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases in a single mission to bomb ISIS targets in Libya, says Mic article. MIC June 26, 2019 MORE A new drinking water crisis hits US military […]
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It’s worth remarking that fires from even a very “limited” use of a small number of modern nuclear weapons would create so much soot and ash that the consequent collapse of agriculture could cause the famine death of two billion people. By Nukewatch staff Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Vol. 37 No. 2 Spring 2019 […]
Troops Home Now – Out of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and Off the Borders!
On March 30, 2019 protesters gathered in DC to rally and march in a No to NATO, Hands Off Venezuela protest at the White House at the beginning of a week of activities around NATO’s 70th anniversary being celebrated in Washington this year. April 4th is also the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence speech and of his assassination one years later.
“Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence”
To King, the Vietnam War was only the most pressing symptom of American colonialism worldwide.
Half the Earth’s population of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles has already disappeared in the past 40 years.
For the majority of Americans, the 2020s will likely be remembered as a demoralizing decade of rising prices, stagnant wages, and fading international competitiveness.
US military domination worldwide. Is it necessary? Negative effects on countries with US bases.
“U.S. bases abroad cost upwards of $50 billion per year to build and maintain, which is money that could be used to address pressing needs at home in education, health care, housing, and infrastructure,”
It’s clear the question is not “how” the troops will be brought home, but whether they will be brought home at all.
It is a major transit route for oil tankers. A large share of China’s industrial exports to Western Europe transits through this strategic waterway. Maritime trade from East and Southern Africa to Western Europe also transits within proximity of Socotra (Suqutra), through the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. WAMM Newsletter, Volume 36, Number […]
How do we, in the U.S., develop grassroots communities dedicated to both understanding the complex realities Yemenis face and working to end U.S. participation in the war on Yemen?