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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America Is Reaping What It Sowed in Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 31, 2022 So what are Americans to believe about the rising tensions over Ukraine? The United States and Russia both claim their escalations are defensive, responding to threats and escalations by the other side, but the resulting spiral of escalation can only make war more likely. Ukrainian President Zelensky is warning[…]

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The China Fear Factor

by Michael Wong, published on PeacePivot.org, July 20, 2021 America vs. China: “A Clash of Civilizations” Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.” During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to bases surrounding China, developing the Trans Pacific Partnership treaty[…]

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