Veterans For Peace sends an Open Letter to Biden calling on the U.S. to declare no-first-use and take nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert.
Veterans Global Peace Network Statement on the War in Afghanistan
Veterans of this and past wars demand accountability from leaders that lie to us and lack the moral courage to act even when there is proof.
America and China: Life, Death, and the Long Game
ith the recent economic rise of China, there are those who predict – or fear – that China...
20 Years of Post-9/11 Amnesia
The demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of 9/11 is laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of war propaganda.
Jail the Killer Drone Operators Instead of Drone Whistleblowers
For decades the U.S. has been murdering innocent civilians, including U.S. citizens, around the world. Now is the time for accountability.
The Evil We Do Is the Evil We Get
The explosions and collapse of the towers were, to me, intimately familiar. The hijackers spoke to America in the idiom we taught them.
The Ghosts of Evacuations Past
Retired Army colonel recalls helping relocate large numbers of people in short order from Freetown, Sierra Leone, 25 years ago.
To Counter Terror, Abolish War
The Taliban are in power because of a colossal mess the U.S. helped create. To combat terrorism, end these wars for vengeance and profit.
9/11: Not Too Late to Honor Those Killed?
A New York City nurse who volunteered at 9/11 on how we can truly honor those who died on that day and in the years of war that followed.
Summer 2021 Letter to the Readers
In these dire times, we cannot become “adjusted” to the crimes against life waged by ravenous capitalists and their Pentagon co-conspirators.
Biden Threatens More Illegal War in Afghanistan
Bombing Afghanistan was not legitimate self-defense under the U.N. Charter because Afghanistan did not attack the United States on 9/11.
They Were Soldiers: Ann Jones Speaks on the War in Afghanistan
VIdeo from seven years ago of author Ann Jones speaking compellingly about the war in Afghanistan and her book, They Were Soldiers.
Hold the Generals Accountable
If the generals responsible for the 20-year debacle in Afghanistan are not held accountable, there will be still worse to come.
The Great Game of Smashing Nations
More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their “allies” destroyed.
The High Cost of Blowing the Whistle
Col. Ann Wright and Susan Dixon ask the whistleblowers featured in Wright’s 2008 book Dissent, “Was your dissent worth the price you paid?”
Never Forget … Afghanistan
A veteran who served two deployments to Afghanistan reflects on the socialist politics and practice that will be needed to stop future wars.
No ‘Fixing’ This Industry
Activists take on the factory farming industry in a battle to save Lake Erie from being used as a giant toilet.
Indigenous Leader on Why She Still Needs to Protest Pipelines, Even Under Biden
An interview with Winona LaDuke on the battle to stop the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline and protect sacred Indigenous sites.
Self-Delusion Is Cruelest of All: The Collapse of Afghanistan and American Illusions
An uncompromising view of the disastrous end to the U.S. invasion and 20-year occupation of Afghanistan from a military veteran of that war.
What We Did: How the Jewish Communist Left Failed the Palestinian Cause
What if the Jews of the American Communist left had been willing to stand up not only to Zionist forces but to their own comrades?
Stop Believing U.S. Military Invasions Have Noble Intentions
Doing nothing would be infinitely better than more military interventionism in a nation you’ve already tortured for 20 years.
Black Women Athletes Ruptured Destructive and Limiting Beliefs at the Tokyo Olympics
From opening ceremony of the Olympics, it was evident that Black women would be of central importance to the games and stories that followed.
Evo Morales Denounces a New U.S.-led Plan Condor
Evo Morales warns that the U.S. is reviving Plan Condor, its 1970s and 1980s program of assassinating progressive Latin American leaders.
Abby Martin’s New Film: Earth’s Greatest Enemy
An upcoming film centers U.S. Empire as not only a primary contributor to climate change, but the central entity that imperils life on Earth.
Greta Thunberg: The Show Is Over
Greta Thunberg gives a remarkably compelling and yet concise summary of how our disconnect from nature is at the core of our planet’s crises.
Michael Ratner: Visionary Human Rights Advocate
Review of My Life as a Radical Lawyer, Michael Ratner’s “remarkably candid and deeply self-reflective” autobiography.
The Toxic Legacy of the U.S. Military in the Pacific
In 1962, US commanders ordered a Marine named Don Heathcote to spray chemicals in the Okinawan jungle near his base as part of a series of biological warfare tests secretly carried out by the Pentagon during the Cold War.
Another Nakba: This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are A Thief
A record number of Palestinians are losing their homes. In 2020, 140 Palestinian families lost their homes, about double the number in 2019.
Oscar-Nominated Director on Why Liberating Palestinians Is No Cinematic Dream
I watched in horror as Israeli soldiers [shot] one of my young relatives in the head, fatally wounding him. Islam Burnat was 16
Everything Invented Isn’t Progress
Considering what we think “everyone has,” it’s hard to believe 60% of the world population does not have a toilet in their home.
To End Fossil Fuels, End Settler Colonialism
Why don’t we just overturn the system that makes development a threat? The Red Deal proposes a full-scale assault on capitalism.
A Hiroshima Grandmother’s Plea to Americans
“Please tell the Americans,” says atomic bomb survivor, “they shouldn’t keep building bombs and preparing to do this to more people.”
Daniel Hale Explains Why He Leaked U.S. Drone Secrets
Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale writes a deeply personal letter to his sentencing judge explaining why he took the actions he did.
Take Me ‘Home’ to Jerusalem
It’s 3:40 a.m. in Palestine and I’m crying at the sight of the dead bodies of my beloved sisters and brothers in Jerusalem.
Barbara Lee Introduces Bill to Help Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange
The Vietnamese people continue to suffer effects of Agent Orange, which the U.S. sprayed over South Vietnam, poisoning both people and land.
What Is/Isn’t Transformative Justice?
We call it transformative justice when we’re throwing knives and insults, reducing each other to moments of failure.
War on the World
One of the earliest warnings about the precarity of a world sustained on the twin pillars of industrial consumption and industrial warfare.
The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World
Lesley Blume’s new book tells the story of John Hersey’s pathbreaking article “Hiroshima,” on the aftermath of the atomic bombings.
Reckoning and Reparations in Afghanistan
Besides financial recompense for 20 years of war, we should consider a commitment to dismantle the warfare systems that brought such havoc.