by Alice Rothchild, published on Mondoweiss, August 1, 2019 Eric Alterman’s July 29 New York Times opinion piece asks: “Does Anyone Take the B.D.S. Movement Seriously?” Alterman argues that the BDS campaign (boycott, divestment and sanctions) is all symbolism without any real substance or economic impact and that support for BDS has become an empty progressive catch phrase. I feel[…]
by Ajamu Baraka From the afternoon Plenary at the Annual Green Party Meeting Ajamu Baraka presents an insightful analysis of, not only the Green Party, but activism in the United States. He looks at what we need to do to be more effective in organizing for a better future.
By Bill Van Auken, published on World Socialist Website, August 3, 2019 Washington formally scrapped the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. The treaty, signed over 30 years ago by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned a whole class of weapons that had placed the world[…]
Remarks by David Swanson, August 4, 2019, Poulsboro, WA This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of what NPR calls a low-yield or “usable” weapon. By NPR I mean both the Nuclear Posture Review and National Public Radio,[…]
by Habib Ahmadzadeh, first published on CodePink Website Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of war, and I have[…]
by Sara Flounders published on the Peace Report Station on Youtube, July 25, 2019 Sara gives an excellent lecture on the recent history, the political and economic components of international sanction and the context of modern siege warfare. Sara Flounders is an American political writer who has been active in ‘progressive’ and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. Sara is Co-Director[…]
by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, August 6, 2019 Glen, with his usual aplomb and and fierce delivery, sends an arrow right to the heart of the matter.
Steven Sahiounie, Published on the Middle East Observer, August 5, 2019 UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said, “I’m very pleased that now we seem to be closer to establishing the constitutional committee,” Syria’s post-war government and new constitution are seen as crucial components of the Syrian peace process which could see the end of the 8-year conflict. A 150-member committee made up[…]
By Makasi Motema posted on Workers World, July 30, 2019 Thousands crowded in front of the governor’s mansion — La Fortaleza — as riot cops, armed to the teeth, locked shields. “The Fortress” was under siege. Here and there, the night sky was aglow with the amber light of distant flames. For 12 days, protesters stormed barricades and braved fusillades[…]
by Ronnie Cummins, published on Countercurrents, July 27, 2019 The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and world) body politic, as well as a growing number of politicians, activists and even U.S. farmers. This great awakening has arrived just in time, given the record-breaking temperatures, violent weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced[…]