Environment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stands for Green New Deal

The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, January 8, 2019 A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND War Remarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the […]

Protesters on canoes display placard as construction workers dumped a truckload of sediment on the ground and bulldozed it into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast to build a runway for a Marine Corps base, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Japan's central government started main reclamation work Friday at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. (Koji Harada/Kyodo News via AP)

Henoko: The Latest Sacrifice Zone of the US-Japan Military Alliance

By Joseph Essertier, January 6, 2019 From ZNet “The capacity to write off large segments of humanity as Other, as disposable, as less than human and therefore worthy of sacrifice, has been utterly integral to the very fact of powering our […]

The Tyranny of Contamination: The US Military is poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, December 31, 2018 High concentrations of the deadly compounds Per-fluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) and Per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), together known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in the drinking water in communities adjacent […]

David Krieger of Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Interview With David Krieger, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

By John Scales Avery, December 14, 2018 A series of interviews of outstanding people in the peace movement has been commissioned by the Internet journal Countercurrents. Besides being published in Countercurrents, the series will also be published as a book. […]

Demonstrators highlighted the enormous and negative impact of the U.S. military during the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc)

Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism

By Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater, December 12, 2018 From Common Dreams In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from […]

The devastation of Henoko is part of a larger, world-wide U.S. imperialist footprint. What happens in Okinawa matters for Indigenous peoples everywhere. (Photo: AFP)

Stand With Okinawa

By Moé Yonamine From Common Dreams, December 12, 2018 “Don’t cry here,” an 86-year-old Okinawan grandmother I had never met before told me. She stood next to me and took my hand. I had been visiting my family in Okinawa […]

Earth Over the Brink

Glacier National Park is drip drip dripping into a puddle. People and companies and governments are cutting down trees to burn them to save the planet from global warming, mixing the sacrificial trees with oh-so-clean coal, and in Detroit with […]

Climate Crisis Demands Conversion of US War Machine

Climate Change Requires We Convert The US War Machine Now

By Bruce K. Gagnon, December 3, 2018 From Organizing Notes This is the message we will be carrying to Bath Iron Works (BIW) during the next Navy destroyer ‘christening’ protest.  (We don’t know the date of that event yet.) At […]

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 2, 2018 While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in […]