What Germany’s Rearmament Means for World Peace

by Michael Makowski, published by The Progressive, April 27, 2022 Three days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stood before the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, in an emergency gathering to announce the biggest change to German foreign policy since World War II. “Wir erleben eine Zeitenwende,” he said. “We are experiencing a Zeitenwende.” The Zeitenwende—a watershed moment, a[…]

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With Clenched Fists They Spend Money on Weapons as the Planet Burns

by Vijay Prashad, published on The Tricontinental Newsletter, May 5, 2022 Two important reports were released last month, neither getting the kind of attention they deserve. On 4 April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III report was published, evoking a strong reaction from the United Nations’ Secretary General António Guterres. The report, he said, ‘is a litany[…]

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Ukraine Crisis Risks Escalating Amid Stalled Talks, Rising Hostility

by Yang Sheng and Xu Yelu, published on Global Times, April 13, 2022 The Chinese draw attention to an inherent schism in the understanding of the two forces in Ukraine, a dangerous misunderstanding that prevents successful negotiation. [jb] Russian President Vladimir Putin called the situation in Ukraine “a tragedy” and peace talks had reached a “dead end” in his meeting[…]

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Restricting US Military Aid to Israel

by Nadya Tannous, published on Consortium News, September 15, 2021 The Unity Intifada, which erupted following the Israeli regime’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, its attack on worshipers in the Aqsa mosque complex, and its vicious assault on Gaza in May, garnered Palestinians unprecedented support from activists and policymakers across the world, and even in the halls of Capitol Hill. This dramatic shift in[…]

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Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Statement from Chicago Anti-War Coalition, July 9, 2021 There is a sign-on statement you can sign asking Congress to Block the Billion Dollar Arms Sale to [the government of Philippine President] Duterte!  They are primarily seeking organizational sign-ons but individuals can sign as well. [jb] Many Filipinos are very upset with President Duterte and the passage of an Anti-Terrorism law[…]

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US fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies to Al Qaeda Terrorists

by Dilyana Gaytandhzieva, published on ArmsWatch, June 21, 2021 And you thought the war on Syria was pretty much over, but here we are.   This is particularly interesting in light of the recent Frontline interview with Mohammed al-Jolani, head of Hayt-al-Tahrir (ie. Jabhat-al-Nusra, ie. Al Qaeda in Syria), who is now running Idlib Province in Syria which remains occupied by[…]

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