Peace and Disarmament

13.05.2020

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

The U.S. Military Is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

By Vijay Prashad On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson—the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command—told the U.S. Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal—titled “Regain the Advantage”—pointed to the… »

13.05.2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

Antiwar Congressional Candidates 2020

In September 2018, I wrote an article about four women who were running for Congress in four separate districts, each speaking against wars and militarism in highly unusual ways. They later all won their elections, joined together, and called themselves a squad. Since taking office, they’ve all been far superior to… »

11.05.2020

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

“I long ago took to heart the words of Omar Bradley, spoken virtually a half century ago, when he observed, having seen the aftermath of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus: ‘We live in an age of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We live in a world that has… »

10.05.2020

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

US Blocks UN Global Ceasefire Resolution, Objecting to Indirect Reference to World Health Organization

“It’s bad enough that Trump is responsible for so many deaths in his own country, now he is actively complicit in causing even more across the globe.” By Julia Conley, staff writer – Common Dreams International diplomats were stunned and frustrated Friday night after the U.S. again blocked a United Nations… »

06.05.2020

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans… »

05.05.2020

Mapping Militarism 2020

Mapping Militarism 2020

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War A new collection of maps found here displays what militarism looks like in the world. Here’s a brief guide to using and understanding them. Across the top are 10 drop-down menus on these topics: Wars, Weapons, U.S. Weapons, Money, Nukes, Chemical and Biological, U.S. Military, Air… »

03.05.2020

SIPRI Numbers: New Record Level of Global Military Expenditure – Arms Race Continues

SIPRI Numbers: New Record Level of Global Military Expenditure – Arms Race Continues

Global military spending reaches new record high – SIPRI figures show: the international arms race continues Despite the burning need to solve the major global problems together on the basis of cooperation, the industrial nations continue to rely on arms races and rivalry. The SIPRI figures clearly show the disproportionate… »

02.05.2020

The Fury of the Virus, the Folly of War

The Fury of the Virus, the Folly of War

“Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said on March 23rd. “The virus does not care about nationality or ethnicity, faction or faith. It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world…The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. »

30.04.2020

More Concerns: Legislative Oversight Amid Covid-19

More Concerns: Legislative Oversight Amid Covid-19

At times of difficulty, confusion seems to reign. Congressional leadership acts with one legislative piece after another, but more often, a bill contains something to placate the people while substantial concessions are made elsewhere. For those watching, it’s an all-too familiar tune. Misaligned priorities are clearer today as Covid-19 continues… »

30.04.2020

Global Military Expenditure Sees Largest Annual Increase in a Decade, Reaching $1917 Billion in 2019 – SIPRI

Global Military Expenditure Sees Largest Annual Increase in a Decade, Reaching $1917 Billion in 2019 – SIPRI

Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019,… »

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