Making International Workers’ Day A Day Of Action Against Imperialism

By the Black Alliance for Peace, Popular Resistance. -

War, repression, and imperialism characterize the objective plight of billions of humans still gripped by the vicious colonial-capitalist world system. May 1 is the day laboring classes claim for [...]

US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, The Progressive. -

An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. “We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in [...]

Biden Drops Afghan Mess To Target China, Russia

By Finian Cunningham, Sputnik News. -

President Joe Biden’s administration is the sixth one to have presided over the 20-year US war in Afghanistan. And he is the fourth president to have overseen America’s “longest war”. Two [...]

Biden Plans To Stay In Afghanistan Past May 1 Deadline

By Matthew Petty, Responsible Statecraft. -

The Biden administration is planning to keep U.S. forces in Afghanistan past an agreed-upon May 1 deadline to withdraw, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Wednesday to a [...]

The Taliban MLB Franchise Favored To Win It All

By Maj. Danny Sjursen, USA (Ret.), AntiWar.com. -

Let the record show that the almighty American military machine was soundly defeated by an enemy that didn’t like fighting either in the dark or cold. Talk about bad medicine that’s good for a [...]

On Contact: America’s Endless War

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Erik Edstrom, combat veteran and former platoon commander, about America's endless war. Edstrom is a decorated soldier who led combat missions in [...]

Withdrawing US Troops From Afghanistan Is Only A Start

By Phyllis Bennis, The Nation. -

In recent months talk of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has increased once again. It’s not the first time during the course of the nearly two-decades-long war that we’ve heard this, and at [...]

A Global Demand To 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out Of Afghanistan

By David Swanson, Antiwar.com. -

The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Jimmy Carter’s Foreign Policy Record Reveals Hope And Cynicism

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

When the Carter presidency comes up, so does a dark moment in American history: the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981. This was, however, not the only significant moment in Jimmy Carter’s foreign [...]

Empire Update: Afghanistan/Somalia Withdrawal Scam; Trump Weighs WWIII

By Abby Martin, The Empire Files. -

The Empire Update for Nov. 23 covering the Grand Finale of Trump's promise to end the Afghanistan War; what's really behind the Somalia troop withdrawal; US-backed monarchy sparks new potential [...]

Afghanistan Diary

By Sarah Ball, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

Afghanistan returns to me through Nagiba’s room. She is on the roof of the kitchen across the courtyard; I can see her through the window. She is gathering sticks to light the samovar for boiling [...]

The CIA’s Addiction To The Afghanistan War

By Finian Cunningham, Strategic Culture. -

US involvement in Afghanistan is the archetypal quagmire. Hundreds of thousands killed or maimed, trillions of dollars wasted, a failed state – despite American pretensions of nation-building, [...]

Saying Iran Is Paying Bounties To Kill Americans Is Pure Parody

By Scott Ritter, RT. -

It was Russia in June, now it’s Tehran. Don’t US analysts understand that Taliban fighters really don’t need any more motivation to target American troops? This is simply politicized [...]

Killing Democracy In The United States

By William J. Astore, Tom Dispatch. -

I fear that it either can’t or won’t end because, as Martin Luther King, Jr., pointed out in 1967 during the Vietnam War, the United States remains the world’s greatest purveyor of violence -- [...]

Mutiny On The Bounties

By Ray McGovern, Consortium News. -

Corporate media are binging on leaked Kool Aid not unlike the WMD concoction they offered 18 years ago to “justify” the U.S.-UK war of aggression on Iraq. Now Michael McFaul, ambassador to [...]