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15.05.2018

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

Abolition of Nuclear Weapons: Everything is Connected

By Anthony Donovan, Dorothy Day knew how vast military spending takes directly from our humanitarian needs. Albert Einstein repeatedly reminded us that nuclear weapons were a dangerous false sense of security. Let us sing out from the hilltops just some of the accomplishments of 2017: MLK, Jr.’s Beyond Vietnam speech… »

15.05.2018

The Bumpy Road to Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Process

The Bumpy Road to Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Process

By Sergio Duarte The writer is President of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. NEW YORK (IDN) – On July 1, 2018 the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will celebrate the fiftieth aniversary of its opening for signature. Although criticised as… »

15.05.2018

7 Anti-Nuke Activists Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court

7 Anti-Nuke Activists Indicted in Southern District of Georgia Federal Court

Early on the morning of April 5, 2018, seven nuclear abolitionists were arrested inside the Kings Bay Naval Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia. Kings Bay is the Atlantic homeport for six Trident nuclear ballistic missile submarines and also provides critical support services for the fleet of four British Trident nuclear… »

14.05.2018

Forces of Corruption Are Horrified of a Trump Impeachment

Forces of Corruption Are Horrified of a Trump Impeachment

By David Swanson If you do a daily web search for “impeachment,” here’s what you’ll get used to seeing. Most use of impeachment is outside the United States. Most use of impeachment within the United States is outside of Washington, D.C. Most media mention of impeachment in relation to Trump… »

14.05.2018

Militarism Mapped

Militarism Mapped

World BEYOND War has just released an updated 2018 mapping of militarism in the world. The map system can be explored and adjusted to display what you’re looking for, as well as display precise data and its sources at http://bit.ly/mappingmilitarism Here are some examples of what it can show: Where… »

10.05.2018

‘Well, this didn’t take long’: Endorsing Gina Haspel for CIA, Dick Cheney says bring back torture program

‘Well, this didn’t take long’: Endorsing Gina Haspel for CIA, Dick Cheney says bring back torture program

“The conversation turns to torture and… look who’s back…” by Common Dreams staff Highlighting the severe dangers that critics warn come with promoting Gina Haspel—who participated directly in the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program—to become the agency’s next director, former vice president Dick Cheney on Thursday openly embraced… »

09.05.2018

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

The Politics of Nobel Peace Prize

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali  A group of 18 GOP lawmakers led by Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana, have formally nominated President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work toward peace in the Korean Peninsula. The nomination letter states that President Trump has worked “tirelessly to apply… »

28.04.2018

Foreign and ‘alt-right’ activists target Irish voters on Facebook ahead of abortion referendum

Foreign and ‘alt-right’ activists target Irish voters on Facebook ahead of abortion referendum

By Claire Provost for openDemocracy Foreign and ‘alt-right’ activists are among those that have targeted Irish voters on Facebook ahead of next month’s historic referendum on abortion rights. Under Irish law, foreign citizens and groups are not allowed to make donations to Irish campaign groups. But these rules don’t… »

28.04.2018

We Don’t Have Any Time Left

We Don’t Have Any Time Left

By Naomi Klein Our planet is radically changing and this requires a radical rethink by all of us. It requires an economic, social and environmental revolution. Each day we delay bold climate action, sea levels continue to rise, forests continue to burn in record-breaking heat and the fossil fuel industry… »

28.04.2018

The Decline and Fall of the State Department

The Decline and Fall of the State Department

By David Swanson Ronan Farrow’s book War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence recounts episodes from the Obama-Trump militarization of U.S. foreign policy. While the book begins with and has been marketed with the story of Trump firing lots of key diplomats and leaving positions unfilled,… »

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