Somehow This Madness Must Cease

By Tarak Kauff, Peace And Planet News. -

It was appropriate today, as we mark the national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, to re-read ‘A Time to Break the Silence,’ his most powerful speech, given on April 4, 1967, just a [...]

The African Lion Is Looking For New Predators

By Manlio Dinucci, World Beyond War. -

The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the US Army, has begun. It includes land, air, and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, and [...]

How Portland Police Came to Be Armed With Military-Grade Rifles

By Tess Riski, Willamette Week. -

For two decades, the Portland Police Bureau has armed its officers with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, the result of a tough-on-crime policy that equipped officers with firearms most people [...]

Reclaiming The Radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

In the last years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. rejected duopoly politics and challenged the roots of the crises we face, what he called the triple evils of racism, capitalism and [...]

Critical Lessons From Dr. Martin Luther King For These Times

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

This week, we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and witness the inauguration of our next president, Joe Biden. This inauguration will be unique, first, for being held during [...]

Martin Luther King’s Revolutionary Dream Deferred

By Danny Sjursen, Truthdig archives. -

We kill the most beautiful among us—anyone, it seems, who reveals the nastier, brutish elements of American society and has the audacity to imagine, demand even, a better path: peace, unity and [...]

We Can’t Vote ‘Em Out

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

It doesn’t matter when you read this, the assholes will still be in power. I know that because here in America we can’t vote out the assholes. We can trouble them, scare them, annoy them, and [...]

Colombians Question Deployment Of US Security Forces

By Thomas Power, NACLA. -

Colombian soldiers and military brass have been implicated in a string of human rights violations in recent weeks. On May 1, Semana magazine reported that the Colombian military illegally used [...]

Bastille Day: Protests As France Gives Tribute To Health Workers

By Zoe Tidman, The Independent. -

Healthcare staff protested in France as the country celebrated Bastille Day, marked by a ceremony celebrating frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak. Unions called for [...]

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

By David Swanson, World Without War. -

Don’t believe for a minute that the Democrats climate plan even means what it says. Its solutions include disastrous scams like “biofuels” and nuclear energy. It proposes no fundamental change in [...]

On Contact: Patriotism And Dissent With Danny Sjursen

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

Former Army Major Danny Sjursen, a frequent contributor to Popular Resistance, urges people to consider themselves citizens of humanity and not of a nation.  Sjursen is the author of "Patriotic [...]

Racialized Militarism, Peacebuilding And Defunding The Military

By Brent Patterson, -

As the Canadian government prepares to spend $1 billion on Raytheon missiles and related equipment, award a $19 billion contract for new fighter jets in 2022, and increase spending to $32.7 [...]

ACLU Demands Congressional Probe Into ‘Politically-Motivated’ Attack On Peaceful Protest

By Jon Queally, Commondreams. -

Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU's Human Rights Project, denounced both the nature and the timing of the assault on the unsuspecting demonstrators, given that it happened just as Trump [...]

Pentagon Ready To Send Troops To Minneapolis If State Asks

By James LaPorta and Robert Burns,  Associated Press. -

The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd’s death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. [...]