wars

Stones to Drones: A Short History of War on Earth

By Gar Smith / World Beyond War #NoWar2017 Conference, September 22-24 at American University in Washington, DC. http://worldbeyondwar.org/stones-drones-short-history-war-earth/ War is humanity’s deadliest activity. From 500 BC to AD 2000 history records more than 1000 [1,022] major documented wars. In the…

The Best Speech Yet From Any U.S. President

By David Swanson In planning an upcoming conference aimed at challenging the institution of war, to be held at American University September 22-24, I can’t help but be drawn to the speech a U.S. president gave at American University a…

The West – Where Are You Heading?

By Johan Galtung A world map shows the West is big, from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, from the Arctic Ocean to the Mediterranean-Black Sea-Russian border; but not that big. However, that is only Europe. Add Anglo-America, USA-Canada, from…

Brad Pitt Does Stanley McChrystal: When Netflix’ War Movie Stops Being Funny

By David Swanson The new movie, War Machine, on Netflix starring Brad Pitt begins as a hilarious and satisfying mockery of General Stanley McChrystal, circa 2009, as well as of militarism in general. Hilarious because of the deadpan sincere idiocy.…

Letter to Trump: End U.S. War in Afghanistan

The U.S. war in Afghanistan is well into its 16th year. In 2014 President Obama declared it over, but it will remain a political, financial, security, legal, and moral problem unless you actually end it. The U.S. military now has…

Wars, speculation and new economic models

We reported in Pressenza, in 2011 and 2014 the role that Saddam Hussein’s Oil-for-Euros may have played in the Iraq War, similar to Gaddafi’s Gold Dinar: “Attempting to understand what is happening in Libya without looking at the global crisis…

Paris, refugees, wars: contradictions in the whirlwind

Contradictions in the Whirlwind: The Refugees Crisis, Paris Attacks, Wars without End By Gary Corseri “Humankind cannot bear very much reality.” – T. S. Elliot Whitman wrote in “Leaves of Grass”: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict…

Rewriting history

Published by Critical Thinking on Friday, 28 March 2014 In wars, there are generally two sides and it is commonly understood that history is written by the victors but most people are ignorant of the role of banking dynasties in…

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