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Africa and the Problem of Foreign Military Bases

From the Afro-Middle East Centre, February 19, 2018 At the establishment of the African Union (AU) in May 2001, discourses about human security and counter terrorism were ubiquitous both globally and on the continent. In Africa, the experience of the […]

The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

The Question of Sanctions: South Africa and Palestine

By Terry Crawford-Browne, February 19, 2018 Sanctions against apartheid South Africa are, in the opinion of the writer, the only instance when sanctions have achieved their objective. They were also driven by civil society rather than by governments. By contrast, […]

A Reply to the Taliban

A Reply to the Taliban

By David Swanson, February 17, 2018 Dear Taliban, Thank you for your letter to the American people. As one person in the United States I cannot offer you a representative reply on behalf of all of us. Nor can I […]

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School practice in the school’s firing range.

JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers

By Pat Elder, February 16, 2018 Nikolas Cruz, the south Florida shooter, was enrolled in the Army’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program as a 9th grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Army taught […]

Florida Shooter’s JROTC Took NRA Money, Excelled at Marksmanship

Florida Shooter’s JROTC Took NRA Money, Excelled at Marksmanship

By David Swanson, February 15, 2018 35% of U.S. mass shooters are military veterans, as compared with 14.76% in the general population for the same gender and age. See documentation of this below. First a couple of Tweets: Now an […]

Witness Out of Palestine

Witness Out of Palestine

By David Swanson, February 14, 2018 Anna Baltzer’s amazing book Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories has been updated over the years, and I’ve just read it for the first time. Rather unfairly, and — as it […]

Ramo Reminded South Koreans of the Brutality of Imperial Japan

Ramo Reminded South Koreans of the Brutality of Imperial Japan

By Joseph Essertier, February 14, 2018 From CounterPunch It is sad that even now, at this hopeful juncture in the history of Korea, when the end of the Korean War could be just around the corner, that we are confronted […]

War and Poverty: A Compromise With Hell

War and Poverty: A Compromise With Hell

By Bob Koehler, February 14, 2018 From Common Wonders It’s so easy to paper over the real American security void with verbiage about strength vs. weakness and the endless need to upgrade the military. Here’s Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, […]

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the unveiling ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic medals, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Can South Korea’s Leader End Trump’s North Korea Crisis?

By Gareth Porter, February 9, 2018 From TruthDig The agreement for cooperation between North and South Korea on the Olympics provides a pause in the drumbeat of war threats by postponing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises until after the Winter […]

Video of Debate #2: Is War Ever Justifiable?

Video of Debate #2: Is War Ever Justifiable?

By David Swanson Our first debate was February 12th. This was our second, held February 13, 2018, at Eastern Mennonite University, moderated by Lisa Schirch. Youtube. Facebook. The two speakers’ bios: Pete Kilner is a writer and military ethicist who […]

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