Biden administration

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming…

Biden Defends Ending a War He’s Not Fully Ending

It’s been a dream of peace-loving people everywhere for over 20 years now for a U.S. government to end a war and to speak in support of having done so. Sadly, Biden is only partially ending one of the endless…

Open letter from ΜέΡΑ25 and SYRIZA to Biden on Assange

(Similar letters to the US President have been sent by members of the British and Australian Parliaments (including members of the conservative governing parties).) In this context, ΜέΡΑ25 formally addressed the Parliamentary Groups of the New Democracy, SYRIZA, Kinal and…

Guided Missiles, Misguided Policies, and Changing Direction Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WWIII

By David Swanson, Remarks for Peace and Justice Works, June 24, 2021 Thank you for inviting me. I’d like to speak briefly and spend a good deal of time on Q&A. I’d like to start by considering this question: If it’s…

How a U.S. Congressman Took on the U.S. Blockade Against Venezuela

By Celina della Croce On a cold winter day in February 2019, activists gathered in downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, to denounce the attempted U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela. More than two years later, in the wake of ongoing rallies and discussions with…

How Biden Helped Hardliner Raisi Win Iran Election

It was common knowledge that a U.S. failure to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal (known as the JCPOA) before Iran’s June presidential election would help conservative hard-liners to win the election. Indeed, on Saturday, June 19, the conservative Ebrahim Raisi…

Biden Has a Chance to Oversee Biggest River Restoration Project in U.S. History

Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights. By Amy Souers Kober It’s hard to put into words what wild salmon mean to the Pacific Northwest. They are the heartbeat of the region’s rivers, and…

Open Letter From the American Committee for US-Russia Accord

The American Committee for US-Russia Accord A call for a new era of diplomacy and engagement between the U.S. and Russia Introduction The dangerous and in many ways unprecedented deterioration in relations between the United States and the Russian Federation…

Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba “A Priority”

Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for “Syringes to Cuba” as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook livestream. An energetic Cuban-American high school teacher in Seattle,…

It’s Past Time to End U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence

What else could billions of American tax dollars buy instead of innocent deaths? By Sonali Kolhatkar At the end of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was continuing to ravage the populations of many nations, Israel stood out as a success…

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