United States of America

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…

Why Green New Deal advocates must address militarism

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? by Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater for Common Dreams. In the spirit of a new…

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

A group of US senators have written an open letter to President Donald Trump urging not to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons agreement with Russia. “While we understand the…

Joint statement by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

Pressenza publishes here the full text of the statement issued by President Trump of the USA and Chairman Kim of North Korea. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs…

ICAN Singapore Summit Response Press Release

As Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump signed an “agreement” in Singapore today, ICAN welcomes the diplomatic efforts but warns that only a process based in international law and existing treaty frameworks will achieve nuclear disarmament and fully denuclearise the Korean…

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