Barack Obama

15.03.2017

The Problem With the CIA and Drones

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 make war. Now, I am seeking to… »

18.01.2017

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

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 of Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, which will… »

03.10.2016

Medea Benjamin: “Nonviolence is the only path”

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… »

16.08.2016

Obama unlikely to change US nuclear weapons policy

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 the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama is harkening… »

31.05.2016

“Civil Disobedience is survival”

“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 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status in 2013. DACA is… »

30.05.2016

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

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 result of poisoning and cancers caused by radiation. The symbolism… »

29.05.2016

Nuclear disarmament in our lifetime

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 New York Times called on Obama to use… »

28.05.2016

The importance of Obama’s visit to Hiroshima

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 of the greatest crimes against humanity was committed, which inaugurated… »

28.05.2016

Obama in Hiroshima: A call to do things differently

Obama in Hiroshima: A call to do things differently

President Obama made an historic visit to Hiroshima today—the first sitting US president to do so since the US atomic bombing of that city on August 6, 1945, followed three days later by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. As he did in Prague, in 2009, President Obama gave a very… »

27.05.2016

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

President Obama went to Hiroshima, did not apologize, did not state the facts of the matter (that there was no justification for the bombings there and in Nagasaki), and did not announce any steps to reverse his pro-nuke policies (building more nukes, putting more nukes in Europe, defying the nonproliferation… »

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