Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country – and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S. troops.
In some future lovely little war, perhaps with China or some other demonized target, some percentage of the U.S. public may suddenly exclaim: “Hey, since when does a draft include young women as well as men?!”
Australia seems to hold more inquiries into itself than almost any other country. We inquire into everything, from Indigenous deaths in custody, child sexual abuse, and same sex marriage to bank misdemeanours, casino operations, pandemic responses, and alleged war crimes. There’s one exception to our obsession with self-scrutiny: Australia’s wars.
This is one session of an online bookclub that Ann Wright is doing for World BEYOND War
Basel Peace Office cordially invites you to join this special online event which will take place during UN Disarmament Week, 2021. It will be held as preparation for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November 2021 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference scheduled for January 2022.
The experts, leaders and youth campaigners speaking at the event will discuss key initiatives and United Nations processes on climate protection & stabilization, nuclear risk reduction & disarmament (including no-first-use), the connections between these issues, and the ways in which legislators and civil society can make an impact.
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