How To End Endless War

By Stephen Wertheim, Newrepublic.com -

In 1992, Pentagon officials took stock of America’s fortunes. “Today, there is no global challenger to a peaceful democratic order,” observed the group, led by Under Secretary of Defense Paul [...]

Why Did Bush Go To War In Iraq?

By Ahsan I Butt, Aljazeera.com -

Sixteen years after the United States invaded Iraq and left a trail of destruction and chaos in the country and the region, one aspect of the war remains criminally underexamined: why was it [...]

US And Iranian Hardliners Continue The Suffering

By Ann Wright, Consortiumnews.com -

We knew that a CODEPINK: Women for Peace delegation to Iran would wind up in the crosshairs of the Trump administration. While he was campaigning, Donald Trump made his animosity toward Iran [...]

We Are Being Lied Into War Again

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

I was 23 when we invaded Iraq, and I wasn’t sure it was based on lies, but something deep down in me—just behind the spleen—told me it was based on lies. Kinda like if your blind date shows up [...]

Giving War Too Many Chances

By Nicolas J.S. Davies, Consortiumnews.com -

I met John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Christmas Eve in 1969.  I joined them and a small group of local peace activists in a Christmas fast for world peace in front of Rochester Cathedral in England, [...]

What Does It Mean To Be A War Resister In Israel?

By Rory Fanning, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Hilel Garmi’s phone is going straight to voicemail and all I’m hoping is that he’s not back in prison. I’ll soon learn that he is. Prison 6 is a military prison. It’s situated in the Israeli [...]

The Right May Finally Get Its War On Iran

By Gareth Porter, Truthdig.com -

John Bolton has never made a secret of his burning desire to stoke a war between the United States and Iran. But Bolton is not the only one on Donald Trump’s national security team who dreams of [...]

‘We Refuse To Create Technology For Warfare And Oppression:’ Microsoft Workers Demand Company End Army Contract

By Andrea Germanos, Nationofchange.org -

"On behalf of workers at Microsoft, we're releasing an open letter to Brad Smith and Satya Nadella, demanding for the cancellation of the IVAS contract with a call for stricter ethical [...]

Researchers: Violence, War And Climate Change Are Linked

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.net -

LONDON—Stand by for long hot summers marked by riot and racial tension. As climate change stokes mayhem, global warming is likely to see a direct rise in human irritability. Climate change [...]

What War Films Never Show You

By Mike Ferner, Otherwords.org -

I treated wounded GIs from Vietnam. I saw carnage that seldom makes its way into harrowing war stories like “They Shall Not Grow Old.” Newspapers on the other side of the world are calling it [...]

Mapping The American War On Terror

By Stephanie Savell, Tomdispatch.com -

When I first set out to map all the places in the world where the United States is still fighting terrorism so many years later, I didn’t think it would be that hard to do. This was before the [...]

War With China? It’s Already Under Way

By Michael T. Klare, Tomdispatch.com -

In his highly acclaimed 2017 book, Destined for War, Harvard professor Graham Allison assessed the likelihood that the United States and China would one day find themselves at war. Comparing the [...]

US Media Trying To Drum Up A New ‘Cold War’

By Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch.org -

The latest example of absurd fear-mongering was brought to us courtesy of Fox Business News, with anchor Trish Regan darkly warned that “not since 1962 have we had such enemy missiles near our [...]

Censoring The Realities Of War

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

When director-producer Peter Jackson’s World War I film, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” which miraculously transforms grainy, choppy black-and-white archival footage from the war into a modern 3D [...]

Paying Off Climate Change, A Nostalgic War & The Thing About Jews

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Here's what happens when you fine big polluters – plus a look at how intertwined law enforcement and pipeline companies are (hint: it's not you they're protecting and serving.) Next up, should we [...]