Category: War and Peace

Richard Moser: Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

We need stories that help reveal to millions of people the true nature of empire. We need stories that can help us organize actual constraints on the war machine. We need stories that help us to find the beginnings of freedom in the end of empire

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Vijay Prashad: When Will The Winter Come to An End?

Source: Tricontinental On 17 January, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Friday prayers for the first time in eight years. He mocked the ‘American clowns’ who threatened Iran and said that Iran’s response to the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani was a ‘slap in the face’ of US power. Tensions between Read more…

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Negin Owliaei: Americans Need to Hear More from Iranians. Here’s Where to Start

Here are a few illuminating and emotionally resonant pieces by real Iranians on life under sanctions, the brutality of war, and the recent crisis

Danny Sjursen: The American Chaos Machine

U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Off the Rails

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Richard Falk: Contesting Nuclearism

The goal of nuclear disarmament will never be reached so long as arms control and nonproliferation of nuclear weaponry are seen as the pillars of global stability in the nuclear age

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Robert Fisk: Iran has been changed forever by admitting its great mistake

Now let’s remember that we in the West have grown so used to our own dishonesty – and being caught out – that we scarcely flinch at the word “lie”

Mandy Smithberger: Never the Pentagon

How The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Away With Murder in Contract After Contract

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Patrick Cockburn: The US and Iran’s Perpetual Almost-War is Unsustainable

The US maximalist demands on Iran’s nuclear facilities, ballistic missiles and regional influence effectively mean that it wants regime change or capitulation

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Is the Third President to Lie About Afghan War Success

The Bush, Obama and Trump administrations all routinely lied to the American people about the success of the 18-year war in Afghanistan

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Phyllis Bennis: Support for Combat Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough

I thought that was an important advance, that there’s a recognition of where the entire base of half this country is, which is strongly against wars

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