Ryan Harvey performs "Omar" in Liberec, Czech Republic
12 Oct 2015

Protest Song of the Week: ‘Omar’

The global refugee crisis in Europe persists, as over a million of the most vulnerable people seek resettlement in countries which can support them with humanitarian aid. Yet, some of the most wealthy countries in the world have failed to appropriately respond to this desperate moment. Amnesty International estimates only

Zbigniew Brzezinski at the 50th Munich Security Conference on February 1, 2014. (Wikimedia Commons / Kleinschmidt / MSC)
09 Oct 2015

‘Exporting Revolution’: Zbigniew Brzezinski On Trial At The UN General Assembly

The shadow of the 87-year-old looms large over the U.S. and its allies’ policy of destabilization which other world leaders decry as a “policy of terror.”

The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong invites Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to join him for a "selfie" during a reception prior the opening dinner of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 29, 2015. Pictured at right is Senator Jack Reed. (Flickr / Department of Defense)
08 Oct 2015

How TPP Stands To Significantly Boost U.S. Military Power In Asia-Pacific Region

WikiLeaks cables reveal one hidden agenda of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: increasing the might of American empire against China’s growing power.

Mock police crime scene tape reads "Warning: Arms Trade At Work, This Is Not OK" at a protest against the DSEI weapons conference in  London on September 8, 2013. (Flickr / cs2002)
19 Sep 2015

US And UK Arm Child Soldiers At World’s Largest Arms Fair In London

Against the objections of the United Nations, this week the United States and the United Kingdom together helped arm the world’s child soldiers.

A Palestinian child looks over the ruins of a stone wall in Ma'asara, on the West Bank, Palestine, on January 8, 2010. (Flickr / Ian McKellar)
17 Sep 2015

13M Children Forced Out Of School By Western Destabilization Efforts In Middle East

Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which

American marines simulate a riot during training with military forces from Burkina Faso, who are holding riot shields, at a training offered to multiple West African countries on July 12, 2012. Under the guise of training exercises, American military involvement has greatly expanded under the Obama administration. (Flickr / US Marine Corps / Sgt. Tatum Vayavananda)
14 Sep 2015

Is The US Involved In 134 Acts Of War Or 0?

The United States could be fighting in dozens of conflicts around the world or none at all, depending on how one defines “war” or “conflict.” And despite repeated failures of U.S. military intervention to create global stability, American troops continue to be sent into more nations and more battles, usually without congressional approval.

Mock police crime scene tape reads "Warning: Arms Trade At Work, This Is Not OK" at a protest against the DSEI weapons conference in  London on September 8, 2013. (Flickr / cs2002)
24 Aug 2015

War Criminals Gather In London For World’s Largest Arms Fair

Thousands of activists are expected to gather at the United Kingdom’s largest international arms fair in London next month. Attended by hundreds of arms companies with exhibits representing over 1,500 arms firms, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition brings representatives from the world’s most oppressive regimes together in one place to sell military weapons.

File: A photojournalist balances his camera on his arm as he takes a photograph in Iran on May 17, 2007. (Flickr / Hamed Saber)
10 Aug 2015

Pentagon War Manual Gives Military License To Target & Attack Journalists

The Pentagon has adopted a “law of war manual” [PDF], which enables commanders to treat journalists as “unprivileged belligerents.” It suggests that correspondents who report some information about combat operations may be taking “direct part in hostilities,” a disturbing argument for justifying the killing of reporters in war zones.

"CF-1 flight test" (US Navy / Andy Wolfe)
10 Aug 2015

F-35: Trillion Dollar War Plane May Still Not Be Ready For Combat

While Congress debates cutting Social Security, the most expensive weapons program in history — with an estimated lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion — is making questionable progress. The US Marine Corps recently announced that, after 14 years of development, the F-35 is ready to be deployed and issued a declaration

Mikhail Gorbachev speaks on a book tour in Berlin on March 12, 2013. Gorbachev marked the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing by calling for a reduction in U.S. military power to promote world peace and reduce the likelihood of nuclear war. (Wikimedia Commons / SpreeTom)
07 Aug 2015

Gorbachev Calls For U.S. Demilitarization On 70th Anniversary Of Hiroshima Bombing

Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, who pushed for nuclear disarmament in meetings with President Ronald Reagan, told Der Spiegel that the US as an “insurmountable obstacle on the road to a nuclear-free world,” and suggested, “That’s why we have to put demilitarization back on the agenda of international politics.”