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Charles Pierson is a lawyer and peace activist in Pittsburgh. He contributes regularly to CounterPunch on subjects such as war, armed drones, Pakistan, and health care. He has published law review articles on international law and last year he co-authored an article for the journal Sustainable Development Law & Policy.
(22 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 15, 2017 Can the Peace Movement Survive?
The US peace movement will not succeed unless it grows. Peace activists must reach out to any groups that are antiwar even if they do not agree with us on all issues, such as abortion.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, April 23, 2018 Yes, You Can Be Antiwar and Anti-Assad Too (And You Should Be)
One section of the left believes that telling the truth about the war crimes of the Syrian Arab Republic should be avoided because it gives aid and comfort to warmongers. The left should avoid this stance. There is no contradiction in being opposed to US intervention in Syria while pointing out the crimes of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 29, 2017 Remembrance of Bombs Past: Lessons for Today from China's 1964 Nuclear Test
In the early 1960s, the US considered an attack on another Asian Communist nation that had the temerity to pursue nuclear weapons. That episode provides lessons for dealing with North Korea today.
This article is adapted from a much longer article which appeared on CounterPunch on September 27: "When China Got the Bomb."