Category: War and Peace

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William Blum: Ukraine and Neo-Nazis

It is my hope that many of you who are not now activists against the empire and its wars will join the anti-war movement as I did in 1965 against the war in Vietnam

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Marjorie Cohn: Obama Declares Perpetual War

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State

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Kathy Kelly: Lessons Learned in the Bucca Camp

In January of 2004 I visited “Bucca Camp,” a U.S.-run POW camp named for a firefighter lost in the 2001 collapse of New York’s World Trade Center.  Located near the isolated port city of Umm Qasr, in southern Iraq, the network of tent prisons had been constructed by U.S. Coalition authorities. Friends of five young men thought Read more…

Vince Emanuele: Beheadings: Ours and Theirs

It’s really important for Americans to recognize the brutality inherently connected with shooting, bombing, drone-striking and rocketing human beings

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Medea Benjamin: “Insanity”: CodePink’s Medea Benjamin on Obama Plan to Bomb Syria, Expand Iraq Attacks

The Pentagon has announced it will soon start flying bombing missions out of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded U.S.-led military campaign against militants from the Islamic State

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Lawrence Wittner: Nationalist Illusions

Can anyone acquainted with American history really take this nationalist drivel seriously?

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Shamus Cooke: Progressive Democrats Follow Obama to War in Syria

The two-party system is completely united on the fundamentals of government; spending more on war and cutting everything else

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William Blum: America’s Deadliest Export and the Endless War on Terror

This is an extract from America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy — The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else by William Blum (Zed Books, 2014)

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John Pilger: Breaking the Last Taboo: Gaza and the threat of world war.

Those once intimidated into silence can’t look away now

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John Feffer: NATO Poised to Escalate Tensions over Ukraine

The assembled ministers took steps to accelerate two new conflicts, one on its borders and the other in the distant Middle East

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