(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 15, 2020 A "Persistent Eye in the Sky" Coming to a City Near You?
Allowing this powerful technology to be taken from overseas wars and turned inward on American citizens isn't something that should happen without a robust public debate. The implications for civil liberties are too profound.
SHARE Friday, August 14, 2020 The Deceptive Trump, UAE-Israel "Peace Deal"
Among the most brutal realities for Palestinians is loss of support from Arab states, who pay lip service to their own populations, while drawing closer to Israel with economic interests and Iran in mind, write Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold.
SHARE Monday, July 20, 2020 A Real Chance to Cut Defense Spending
Even Chuck Schumer has come out (finally) in favor of cutting the Pentagon Budget. The 10% trim is far too little and too late, but it is the first step in recognizing the need to scale back the vast American military machine. Let's create a groundswell of support!
SHARE Saturday, June 27, 2020 Will Biden Remain Tone Deaf to Palestinian Rights?
The sentiment that US leaders must take a critical look at Israeli policies is reflected in a letter recently sent to Biden by over 100 groups, calling on him to adopt policies toward the Israeli government and Palestinian people "based on the principles of equality and justice for all."
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Defund the Police, Defund the Military
Americans were left shell-shocked by the heavily armed troops, the tear gas, the rubber bullets and the tanks that turned U.S. streets into war zones. They were also shocked to realize how easy it was for President Trump, single-handedly, to muster such a chilling array of force.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 30, 2020 Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran?
what is it about Iran that makes it such a target of hostility for Trump and the neocons? There are many repressive regimes in the world, and many of them are close U.S. allies, so this policy is clearly not based on an objective assessment that Iran is more repressive than Egypt, Saudi Arabia or other monarchies in the Persian Gulf.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2020 Could COVID-19 reshape global leadership?
The United States is struggling to address its own problems with COVID-19. For many months to come, it will be grappling with the dilemma of how to find enough ventilators, protective equipment, tests and medical staff.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2020 To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran
This is not a time to squeeze countries economically because we don't like their governments. Economic sanctions destroy healthcare systems and kill people. They are a form of warfare and a spreader of pandemics.
SHARE Friday, January 10, 2020 10 Ways Trump's Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region
The U.S. assassination of General Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government's measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities without actually harming U.S. troops or escalating the conflict. But the danger of a full-blown war still exists, and Donald Trump's actions are already wreaking havoc.
Trump's actions make the region, and the American people, less safe...
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 2, 2020 A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq
Trump's effort to blame Iran for this crisis is simply a ploy to divert attention from his own bungled policy. In reality, the blame for the present crisis should be placed squarely on the doorstep of the White House itself.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 30, 2019 10 Good Things About 2019
No matter what happens with the impeachment process in the Senate, we must mobilize to defeat Trump and build a more effective progressive movement.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2019 The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work
A world in which war is normal and peace is out of reach is no more survivable or sustainable than a world where the atmosphere gets hotter every year. Permanently ending this entire U.S. policy of coercive regime change is therefore a political, moral and existential imperative.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Five Years After Obama's Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From the "Trump Effect"
Trump's policies are making life harder for Cuba's 10 million people. There is less food and medicines; the hospitals are experiencing all kinds of shortages. Cuba is feeling a tremendous sense of uncertainty, since they don't know if things will get worse. They say their only hope is that the American people will vote for a new president.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Trump Was Right: NATO Should Be Obsolete
Rather than being a strong alliance with a clear purpose, NATO, this 70-year-old organization that is meeting in London on December 4, is a stale military holdover from the Cold War days that should have gracefully retired many years ago.