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Fouling Our Own Nest & Draining Our Wallets: It’s Time to Divest from Endless Wars

By Greta Zarro, January 29, 2020 Just one month into a new decade, we face an ever-increasing risk of nuclear apocalypse. The U.S. government’s assassination of Iranian General Soleimani on January 3 intensified the very real threat of another all-out […]

Why We Need Decolonization in 2020

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, January 15, 2020 South Korea cannot choose to make peace with North Korea without the consent of a foreign power that keeps thirty thousand troops in South Korea, makes South Korea […]

#NoWarWithIran protest in New York City

10 Ways Trump’s Actions Against Iran Hurt Americans and the Region

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, January 10, 2020 The U.S. assassination of General Qassem Soleimani has not yet plunged us into a full-scale war with Iran thanks to the Iranian government’s measured response, which demonstrated its capabilities […]

Pat Elder with U.S. troops in Croatia in 1996. A soldier in the rear shouts “USA Number 1!”

Defender Europe 20: Preparing For War From German Soil

By Pat Elder, January 2020 24 years ago I remember standing on the banks of the Sava River in Zupanja, Croatia in January of 1996 watching a force of 20,000 US Army soldiers and their vehicles as they crossed the […]

Military vehicle in Afghanistan

The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S  Davies, December 24, 2019 The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public […]

David Gibbs on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: David Gibbs: Get Rid of NATO

David Gibbs is a Professor of History at the University of Arizona and has published widely on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and NATO. His publications have appeared in both academic and popular venues, such […]

Iraqi protestors

Iraqis Rise Up Against 16 Years of ‘Made in the USA’ Corruption

By Nicolas J S Davies, World BEYOND War, November 29, 2019 As Americans sat down to Thanksgiving dinner, Iraqis were mourning 40 protesters killed by police and soldiers on Thursday in Baghdad, Najaf and Nasiriyah. Nearly 400 protesters have been […]

"Shoulder to Shoulder" - I will never quit on life

And the Armies That Remained Suffer’d: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide

By Matthew Hoh, November 8, 2019 From Counterpunch I was very pleased to see the New York Times editorial on November 1, 2019, Suicide Has Been Deadlier than Combat for the Military. As a combat veteran myself and someone who has struggled with suicidality […]

Trump on a tank

Another Armistice Day With No Trump Weapons Parade

By David Swanson, November 7, 2019 November 11, 2019, is Armistice Day 101 (or 102 if you want to be all mathematically accurate and elitist about it). Anyway, it’s been over a century now since World War I was ended […]

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4 Novembre, Vedi Napoli E Poi Muori

by Manolo Dinnuci, November 5, 2019 Napoli, e non Roma, è stata il 4 novembre al centro della Giornata delle Forze Armate. Sul Lungomare Caracciolo  sono sfilati 5 battaglioni. Ma il pezzo forte è stata l’area espositiva interforze, che ha richiamato […]