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Talk Nation Radio interview with Greg Grandin

Talk Nation Radio: Greg Grandin on the End of the Myth

Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History, and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle […]

Foad Izadi

Talk Nation Radio: Foad Izadi on U.S.-Iranian Relations and Peace Activism in Iran

Foad Izadi is a member of World BEYOND War’s Coordinating Committee based in Iran. His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary and focus on United States-Iran relations and U.S. public diplomacy. His book, United States Public Diplomacy Towards Iran, discusses the […]

Military Munitions Disposal is Polluting Puerto Rico, Despite Safer Alternatives

Military Munitions Disposal is Polluting Puerto Rico, Despite Safer Alternatives

From Citizens For Safe Water Around Badger, April 22, 2019 In solidarity with the citizens of Puerto Rico, more than 40 organizations from around the nation are calling on the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Congress to immediately end the […]

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How U.S. Presidential Candidates Answer 20 Basic Questions

1. What would you like the U.S. discretionary budget to look like? With 60% now going to militarism, what percentage would you like that to be? Mike Gravel: Cut military spending by 50%. Howie Hawkins: Cut military spending by 50%. Bernie Sanders: […]

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Testimony for the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

By David Swanson, April 16, 2019 I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit testimony. You […]

Pentagon in Washington DC

A $350 Billion Defense Department Would Keep Us Safer Than a $700 Billion War Machine

By Nicolas J S Davies, April 15, 2019 The U.S. Congress has begun debate on the FY2020 military budget. The FY2019 budget for the U.S. Department of Defense is $695 billion dollars. President Trump’s budget request for FY 2020 would […]

A broken clock

Trump’s Broken-Clock Foreign Policy

By Bill Lueders, April 13, 2019 Donald Trump loves tyrants. He trusts them absolutely. He believes Russia’s Vladimir Putin over his own national security team. He’s touted his “great relationship” with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a known proponent of extrajudicial mass […]

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Divesting Temple from the War Machine

By Hal Conte, April 2, 2019 From Freely Magazine A consortium of 90 anti-war, peace and environmental groups are seeking to divest Temple University and other colleges as well as municipalities citywide and nationwide from weapons manufacturers and military contractors, […]

Patrick J. Hiller

Why Refusing To Label Iran’s Revolutionary Guard As A Terror Organization Keeps Us Out Of War

By Patrick J. Hiller, April 11, 2019 A “Twitter-stamp” by Secretary of State Pompeo made it official. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is now designated as a foreign terrorist organization. “We must help the people of Iran get back their […]

Maureen Sullivan, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment

U.S. Senate Goes Easy on Pentagon Environmental Chief As She Testifies on PFAS Contamination

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure, April 10, 2019 This is how I would have handled the questioning as a U.S. Senator. Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on […]