U.S. government

(Re-)Joining the World

One of the many things we must rightly demand of the incoming U.S. government is the abandonment of rogue status, the serious participation in treaties, a cooperative and productive relationship with the rest of the world. We’ve all heard about…

Military Bases Never Go Unused

By David Swanson – World BEYOND War If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for…

Tsuru for Solidarity’s statement in response to NYT article

As Japanese Americans whose community was targeted by unjust mass incarceration and separation of families by the U.S. government during WWII, we are appalled by the blatant, ruthless lack of humanity exhibited by those responsible for the family separation policy,…

Conversion to Peaceful Industries Just Happened

The greatest impediment to doing anything, for homo sapiens, is often that it hasn’t already been done. “Well, sure, that sounds easy enough, but I just don’t know. I’ve never seen it done and my cousin’s friend heard it was impossible.”…

When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly. By Justin Podur I’m writing this at 585,000 worldwide active cases, 26,000 deaths, and with only China and Korea seemingly under some…