Originally published in July, 2022: Unfortunately, not much has changed since this article was originally published in the Women Against Military Madness Newsletter and on ScheerPost, except the climate crisis has worsened with extreme heat waves in southeast Asia and more climate dhange in the U.S. and worldwide while the fossil suel industry and the corporations drag their feet at does the Biden administration, dependent on their money.
Unfortunately, not much has changed since this article was origianlly published in the Women Against Military Madness Newsletter and on ScheerPost, except the climate crisis has worsened with extreme heat waves in southeast Asia and more climate dhange in the U.S. and worldwide while the fossil suel industry and the corporations drag their feet at does the Biden administration, dependent on their money.
As we're seeing the four interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, militarism, and ecological devastation at full force with war profiteers making record profits as millions fall into poverty, our reproductive rights are stripped, and deadly shootings become part of our daily reality, as our environmental devastation worsens, now is the time to come together.
Yesterday, Ukrainian and Russian officials held another round of high-level negotiations in Turkey. Ukraine says it will accept neutral status and be a non-nuclear country and Russia says it will reduce some military activity "to increase mutual trust." While these developments give some reason for optimism, Biden’s proposed FY2023 does the opposite.
Chomsky: Biden’s “Radical” Proposals Are Minimum Measures to Avoid Catastrophe, interview by C. J Polychroniou
In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s greatest scholars and leading activists, shares his insights on the state of the world and the conundrum of activism and change, including the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for Palestinian rights, the urgency of the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear weapons.
"On Thursday, the House passed a resolution that would reassert Congress’s constitutional, and long-neglected, power to start and end wars. The resolution faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and this is where progressives should place their energy."
Trump not only refuses to use the term "democracy" in his speeches, he is also doing everything he can to establish the foundations for an overt authoritarian society.
The United States could put an end to poverty in this country by a substantial reduction in its enormous military budget. To do this would require a well-funded campaign, and how could the peace movement begin to amass funds sufficient to challenge those provided lobbyists by the military-industrial complex? Lobbyists, in turn, use whatever means are legal (usually, that is) to influence the lawmakers to enact legislation benefiting the arms makers.
GI Jane and the Enemy Within By Polly Mann March/April 2013 www.worldwidewamm.org Recent legislation authorized women in the military to engage in armed combat. Many of us have been working for change in the opposite direction. Women Against Military Madness had its inception in 1981 when statistics showed that more women than men opposed war More