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Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia exposes the Ukraine narrative for the sham It Is

In a major walkback from his campaign pledge to make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” for human rights abuses like the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, President Biden will reportedly visit Riyadh with the goal of persuading Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to…

US Secretary of Defense Admits the Real Strategic Goal in Ukraine: Quagmire for Russia

The strategic goal of “weakening Russia” is playing with fire—even nuclear fire—and to allow the war to go on indefinitely, or to escalate, at the expense of the Ukrainian people is cruel, dangerous, and unacceptable. By John Burroughs* Secretary of…

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Illegal War of Aggression

Statement by Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy strongly condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The Russian invasion is in clear violation of international law,…

US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent

The New York Times has published a very solid investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores of civilians. This would be the second investigative report on civilian-slaughtering US airstrikes by…

Count on the National Popular Vote, Not the Electoral College

Donald Trump may be the last loser to win through the Electoral College. Two of the last three presidencies, Trump’s included, have gone to the candidate who lost the popular vote. In 2000, the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount,…

Wrecking New START will wreck the entire framework of arms control that has existed since the 1960s

Rybakov – Billingslea arms control meeting 22 and 23 June, in Vienna, Austria The US and RUSSIA, must focus on nuclear risk reduction, extension of New START and reaffirm that a nuclear war ‘cannot be won and must never be…

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

Everything looks different through the lens of Covid-19. by Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis.* If we can suddenly mobilize trillions of dollars to prop up the economy, why can’t we mobilize trillions to provide better food, shelter, and health care…

Regarding US intervention in Venezuela

The background to United States policy of intervention can be found in the Monroe Doctrine, which served to eradicate the commercial and military influence of Europeans in the southern colonies. Since the beginning, US governments have been aware of the…

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it…

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela. On 23…

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