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Human Lives. Human Rights: President Duterte’s War on Drugs

By Karina Lagdameo President Duterte’s war on drugs is just that—a war and deadly. For over a year now, every day brings news of killings in the streets of the capital and in other parts of the archipelago. The pattern…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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