It’s Time We Occupied Congress

By Joy First, Popular Resistance. -

As I entered my jail cell at Capitol Police Headquarters in Washington, DC, I sat down on the cold steel bench and looked around thinking - here I am again.  My eyes came to the mirror above the [...]

Reasons To Divest From The War Machine And Week Of Action

By CODEPINK, Popular Resistance.org. -

Excessive military spending in the U.S. is undermining the well-being of our people and starving our non-military sectors. The cost of U.S. domestic and foreign militarism in 2016 totaled $741.3 [...]

The United States Empire Is Falling. What Does That Mean?

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

In his latest book, "In the Shadow of the American Century: The rise and decline of US global power," Alfred McCoy writes about the tools used by the United States to maintain global domination [...]

Public Is Overwhelmingly Opposed To Endless US Military Interventions

By James Carden, The Nation. -

Last week, the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Foreign Policy—a bipartisan advocacy group calling for congressional oversight of America’s lengthy list of military interventions [...]

Seymour Melman And The New American Revolution

By Johnathan Feldman, counterpunch.org -

Seymour Melman believed that both political and economic decline could be reversed by vastly scaling back the U.S. military budget which represented a gigantic opportunity cost to the national [...]

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

By Andre Vltchek, countercurrents.org -

Periodically I disappear into some jungle or a war zone as a war correspondent, in Afghanistan, Southern Philippines or in the middle of plundered Borneo Island. When I return to what some people [...]

Trump’s “America First” Security Strategy Imperils The US

By Marjorie Cohn, truthout.org -

Last week, with great fanfare, Donald Trump rolled out his new National Security Strategy (NSS). Its guiding theme is "America First." An analysis of the 55-page document, however, reveals a [...]

Newsletter – Preparing For The Coming Transformation

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, popularresistance.org -

There will be a backlash. It will look to the Democrats like a backlash against Trump's extremism but it will be broader, it will be a backlash against the extremism of the corporate duopoly. [...]

Intel Vets: Iran Is Not Top Terror Sponsor

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), consortiumnews.com -

A group of U.S. intelligence veterans urges President Trump to stop his administration’s false claims about Iran being the leading state sponsor of terrorism when U.S. allies, such as Saudi [...]

The Importance Of The December 1914 Christmas Truce

By Brian Willson, www.brianwillson.com -

The emergence of vertical authority structures, the rule of kings and nobles, ripped people from historical patterns of living in small tribal groups. Along with forced stratification, the [...]

US Illegally Keeping Thousands Of Troops In Syria

By Paul R. Pillar -

Even as the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in Syria collapses, the U.S. government is keeping about 2,000 soldiers in-country despite lacking any legal right to be there. What is the reason any of [...]

Day 4 Of Countdown To Launch: Ajamu Baraka

By Staff, www.popularresistance.org -

By Popular Resistance. Ajamu Baraka is an internationally recognized human rights defender who comes from the Black Liberation Movement. He founded the U.S. Human Rights Network, which brought [...]

Putting The ‘War’ In The ‘War On Terror’

By Tom Englehardt, -

By Tom Englehardt for Tom Dispatch. Consider the latest news from America's war zones, still spreading across the Greater Middle East and Africa. The U.S. military is now reportedly building up [...]

Bath Iron Works In Poor House, Asking Maine For Welfare Check

By Bruce Gagnon, www.space4peace.com -

By Bruce Gagnon for Space for Peace. Already over many years General Dynamics has received more than $197 million in state and local tax breaks for BIW. In 2013 BIW asked for another $6 million [...]

Syria, Russia & Iran Shift To Diplomacy

By Finian Cunningham, www.informationclearinghouse.info -

By Finian Cunningham in Information Clearing House. In a big week for Syrian peace talks, President Assad was hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, where the leaders of Iran and [...]