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Gerry Condon of Veterans for Peace at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC May 8 2019

Humanitarian Aid Blocked from Entering Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C.

By David Swanson, May 9, 2019 Two months ago, I heard a story. You heard it too, if you went anywhere near a television or a newspaper in the United States. The government of Venezuela needed to be overthrown because […]

The U.S. Is Spending $1.25 Trillion Annually on War

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, May 8, 2019 From TomDispatch In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it […]

Mike Pompeo

US Executive Assault on Treaties Perils Peace and Constitution

By Paul W. Lovinger, May 6, 2019 US President Trump has taken aim at two arms treaties in the last three months. Executive exercise of traditional legislative power over treaty termination — begun under President Carter — now endangers many […]

A Military Psy-Ops Campaign in the Heart of Washington is Directed at U.S. Citizens

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, May 6, 2019 A fortified door inside the Venezuelan Embassy. I’ve been studying the Pentagon’s use of psychological tactics in the way it recruits youth into the armed forces for 20 years, so I […]

Holding the Fort: reporting from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington

By Pat Elder, World BEYOND War, May 5, 2019 The signs hanging from the Venezuelan Embassy summarize our opposition to US foreign policy in Venezuela. We call for peace. We say, “Hands off Venezuela. No war for oil. Stop the […]

Obama's "Exceptions"

Exceptionally Innocent

By David Swanson, May 2, 2019 Go right now and get yourself and the nearest house with a flag in front of it a copy of Roberto Sirvent’s and Danny Haiphong’s American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People’s History of Fake […]

Picture from the window of Venezuela embassy

Activists Continue to Hold Venezuelan Embassy in Washington

By Pat Elder, May 2, 2019 It is Thursday evening and I am reporting from a meeting of the Embassy Protection Collective in the ambassador’s conference room in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington. Determined activists are currently discussing the logistics […]

Rusted old tank in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Breaking the Grip of Militarism: The Story of Vieques

By Lawrence Wittner, April 29, 2019 From War Is A Crime Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants.  Fringed by palm trees and lovely beaches, with the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay and wild horses roaming everywhere, it attracts substantial […]

Venezuelan Embassy in Washington DC, April 2019

Inside the Venezuelan Embassy in DC: An Interview With Margaret Flowers and Pat Elder

By Marc Eliot Stein, April 29, 2019 A remarkable resistance movement is taking shape inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. The Georgetown building is currently being held by a determined group of activists from CODE PINK, Popular Resistance, the […]

The Management of Savagery by Max Blumenthal

Savagery and Its Promoters and Profiteers

By David Swanson, April 24, 2019 Max Blumenthal’s new book, “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump,” is over 300 pages and wastes not a word. It also […]