Barack Obama

The US was lucky to get Trump – Biden may pave the way for a more competent autocrat

Only if the president-elect is willing to fight big money and redistribute wealth can he stop the rise of someone far worse than Trump It brought a tear to the eye and a hand to the heart. Joe Biden, in…

New War Opponents

By David Swanson For those of us who fully expected most U.S. peace activists to vanish once Barack Obama became president but expected them to come back once Donald Trump ascended the throne, the failure of our second expectation has…

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’ve been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing up the War Powers Resolution by giving the CIA the power to…

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of two high-profile prisoners. Chelsea Manning, who released a trove of U.S. documents to WikiLeaks to incite “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms,” will be freed on May 17. Obama also commuted the sentence…

Medea Benjamin: “Nonviolence is the only path”

During the International Peace Bureau World Congress in Berlin we have interviewed Medea Benjamin, US activist for peace and human rights. Here below the link to the complete interview

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

The Obama administration is reportedly mulling a change in its nuclear arms policy that would rule out using them first in a conflict. Such a move is not only unlikely – it would also be little more than symbolism. In…

“Civil Disobedience is survival”

Ireri Carrasco sues Obama Admin for denying her DACA over protestas In Chicago, a migrant justice activist is suing the Department of Homeland Security for refusing to renew her DACA protection because of her activism. Twenty-nine-year-old Ireri Unzueta Carrasco received…

Obama’s Hiroshima speech: a step towards reconciliation or shameless hypocrisy?

President Obama last week became the first sitting US president to visit the site of the first nuclear bomb dropped on a defenceless civilian population. Over 140,000 people were killed on the 6th of August 1945, or thereafter as a…

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

Veterans For Peace Calls for Nuclear Disarmament in Our Lifetime Obama at Hiroshima: “We must change our mindset about war itself.” President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima has been the subject of much commentary and debate. Peace activists, scientists and even…

The importance of Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

The President of the United States Barack Obama, was today, May 27, 2016, the protagonist of one of those special moments in history. It is very difficult to appreciate its magnitude and significance. He went to the scene, where one…

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