Category: Anti-war

David Swanson: Hillary Offers Syria a Libyan-Iraqi-Style Paradise

The United States still dreams of overthrowing Assad on the cheap without a massive U.S. occupation, and without bombing quite the whole country

Denny Riley: The Saturday Before

On the Saturday before the Sunday of the Pride Parade, the Pride Celebration happened in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding grid of streets. From a stage in front of city hall live music blasted out over rows and rows of canopied booths where it appeared everything was for sale but washers and dryers. Booths purveyed savory ethnic dishes and ballpark food, healthy and not so healthy beverages, clothes, crafts, trinkets, sunglasses, hats, books, posters and miniature icons from India and little pipes

Ellen Isaacs: Hurricane Sandy Is Still Drowning The Poor

It is a few months short of three years since Hurricane Sandy barreled down on NYC. The flooded subways have new barriers. The submerged hospital generators are back in order. The boardwalks along the shore are up and trod by beachgoers once again. But what of the thousands of poor renters, most on public assistance, who lost their homes that day? I don’t know all their stories. I only know one intimately, and it is not a happy story.

Kathy Kelly: Let It Shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna’ let it shine! This past summer, collaborating with Wisconsin activists, we decided to feature this refrain on signs and announcements for a 90-mile walk campaigning to end targeted drone assassinations abroad, and the similarly racist impunity granted to an increasingly militarized police force

Dr. Hakim: Afghan girl, Sakina, buries toy gun and says…

After burying the toy guns, surrounded by the evergreen and poplar trees which they had planted, the youth shed their black coats and donned sky-blue scarves

Kathy Kelly: An Interview with Kathy Kelly

Earlier this year, the Plymouth Institute for Peace Research (PIPR) interviewed the recently released peace activist, Kathy Kelly

David Swanson: The Rise of the Permanent Prisoners of War

A gradual change over the past half-century that has resulted in the police going to war against people they were supposed to serve

David Swanson: When $8.5 Trillion is Chump Change

Military spending diverts public funds into increasingly privatized industries through the least accountable public enterprise

David Swanson: Most Disgusting Game Ever

Tossing lives around on playing cards and making more points the more you murder is a well-established path to empathy

Marjorie Cohn: From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the US

We must hold our leaders accountable for their crimes in Japan and Vietnam, and ensure that such atrocities never happen again

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