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07.03.2019

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By David Swanson U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ care, etc. Now it’s at $1.3 trillion. In the years since military spending has been dramatically increased, the… »

05.03.2019

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Sanders Kicks Off 2020 Run in Brooklyn, New York

On Saturday, independent Vermont senator and 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential run in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Senator Sanders addressed a crowd of thousands at his alma mater, Brooklyn College. Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Our government will be based on justice, on economic justice, on… »

04.03.2019

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

Let’s Try to Elect Bernie Sanders

By David Swanson About four months ago, I organized over 100 scholars, intellectuals, and activists to publish an open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, which was then signed by over 10,000 more people, several of whom volunteered to deliver it to Senator Sanders. So, we know he received it. Before publishing… »

04.03.2019

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

While Mexico and Uruguay are calling for dialogue to address the crisis in Venezuela, much of Latin America has sided with the Trump administration by recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s new leader. We look at what this mean for the broader region with professors Alejandro Velasco and… »

02.03.2019

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

U.S. Exports More and More Bullets

By David Swanson When I was a kid there was a local basketball team called the Washington Bullets. The team changed its name when “bullets” became offensive due to the high rate of gun murders in Washington, D.C. This is the same city that to this day has a football… »

02.03.2019

Getting ready for Bernie 2020

Getting ready for Bernie 2020

Danny Katch, author of Why Bad Governments Happens to Good People, kicks off the discussion of what the left should make of Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign. We expect this article and others about the Sanders 2020 campaign to inspire a healthy debate. DONALD TRUMP used… »

01.03.2019

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

The US Peace Movement Goes to Venezuela.

Press conference held at the United Nations Yesterday, February 27, 2019, a press conference was held at the United Nations press room in New York to announce that leaders of the US peace movement will be going to Venezuela to speak with government and civic groups about what is really happening… »

28.02.2019

Rally to Move the Money!

Rally to Move the Money!

Move the Money Coalition Calls for Congress to Shift Military Budget Funds to Human Needs & Services This morning outside New York City Hall Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was joined by the Move the Money Coalition, comprised of Veterans for Peace Chapter 34-NYC, Brooklyn for Peace, U.S. Labor Against… »

26.02.2019

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

U.S. Sale of War Planes to New Zealand Faces Popular Resistance in U.S. and New Zealand

By David Swanson, Director of World BEYOND War The U.S. State Department uses public funds and public employees to market private products designed for mass killing to foreign governments. Few corporations have benefitted more from this socialism for the oligarchs than Boeing. In one recent example, the U.S. government has… »

26.02.2019

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

The Rise of the Vanguard: Microsoft Workers Protest the Use of Their Products in War

By Mary Metzger The 21st Century may well mark the end of capitalism as we know it. The groundwork for the revolutionary transformation of the social and economic relations of the capitalist mode of production are already in place and include, but are not limited to, the following: the transformation… »

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