War

26.08.2017

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

The Endless War in Afghanistan Just Got Longer

We have two presidents in the United States: The “real Donald Trump” and “teleprompter Trump.” Real Trump speaks, and tweets, his mind. Teleprompter Trump reads speeches prepared for him, delivered in a strained manner that has been likened to a hostage video. Both have been on full display lately, from… »

24.08.2017

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

By Jordan Shilton An air strike launched by the United States on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria Monday claimed the lives of 42 civilians, 19 of whom were children. It is the bloodiest incident thus far in a ramped-up series of strikes over the past eight days… »

15.08.2017

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

War is a marketing exercise for the Arms Trade: confirmed by declassified documents.

In 2006, I wrote in “From monkey sapiens to homo intentional, the Phenomenology of the nonviolent revolution” the following paragraph related to the reasons to invade Iraq: “…organise a marketing exercise in which new weapons could be displayed (in action) in order to support the lagging arms trade, affected by… »

06.07.2017

Why War? Building on the legacy of Einstein, Freud and Gandhi

Why War? Building on the legacy of Einstein, Freud and Gandhi

In 1932, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein conducted a correspondence subsequently published under the title ‘Why War?’ See ‘Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature’. In many ways, this dialogue between two giants of the 20th… »

24.04.2017

Bolivia calls on the world to repudiate wars and military interventions

Bolivia calls on the world to repudiate wars and military interventions

On Tuesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales called on the whole world to join forces to repudiate the threat of wars and military interventions by some countries that are after natural resources and have no respect for human rights. “From here, I call on the whole world to join forces to… »

04.04.2017

50 years after Martin Luther King: #No54BillionforWar

50 years after Martin Luther King: #No54BillionforWar

Today, April 4th, marks 50 years after Martin Luther King’s profound speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence,” ,” a speech that recognized the urgent need to end militarism and war. Dr. King called for a revolution of values, and with the Trump administration’s budget proposing to take an extra $54 billion… »

11.02.2017

Unlike Russian wars, US wars ‘promote freedom and democracy’: New York Times

Unlike Russian wars, US wars ‘promote freedom and democracy’: New York Times

Written by Adam Johnson; Originally appeared at FAR The New York Times, in its recent rebuff of comments President Donald Trump made about Russia, seems not to have evolved its understanding of US geopolitics past an 8th grade level. Trump had been asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (2/5/17)… »

09.11.2016

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Now We Can Finally Get to Work

Dear Democrats, Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, “more usable” nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed by the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen?… »

08.07.2016

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

Chilcot’s Iraq: the missing piece

The response to a major report on Britain’s role in Iraq needs to grasp how war itself is changing.  By Paul Rogers 7 July 2016 for openDemocracy The Iraq inquiry report, which took seven years to complete and was finally published on 6… »

11.06.2016

Muhammad Ali Wasn’t Against Just War, But Empire

Muhammad Ali Wasn’t Against Just War, But Empire

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, attended Ali’s funeral in his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. These are his comments. I really do believe that this funeral is, in so many respects, Muhammad Ali’s last act of resistance, because what he is doing is pushing the country to come together to… »

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