Religious leaders argue that increased U.S. funding and military presence stoke human rights abuses and regional instability.
Defund the Bloated U.S. Military
To fulfill Black Lives Matter's inspiring vision for public safety, we need to defund the Pentagon and redirect its enormous budget to address the root causes of violence.
How to avert the impending war on Iran
The military is currently putting the breaks on the drive to war in Iran, says a former colonel and diplomat, but concerned citizens need to step up.
Fear is often deliberately manufactured — and then exploited — by those in power to further their own ends.
How friends and family remember Daniel Berrigan
Family and friends who knew Daniel Berrigan best recount memories and anecdotes that speak to his character, conviction and wit.
Artists target drone operators with a giant portrait of one of their victims
In a brilliant creative action, an art collective with the help of enthusiastic locals unfurled an enormous poster in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of a young girl who lost her parents and two younger siblings to a drone strike in August 2009.
5 reasons the already obscene national security budget is larger than it appears
When President Obama released his budget for 2015 on Tuesday, which included $495.6 billion for the Pentagon, the likely suspects screamed that the sky is going to fall. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon said the funding level is so low that it’s “immoral,” while the notorious climate denier Sen. James Inhofe — who is a ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee — declared that: “Today our enemies don’t fear us and our allies no longer respect us.” Strong words. Also, completely disconnected from reality.
Learning from shortcomings and other movements
Mobilizing Ideas The 10-year anniversary for the movement that sprung up against the war in Iraq is on the horizon, and it presents an opportune time to reflect on its progress, and more importantly, the lessons that can be learned from its shortcomings. While activists were busy organizing in the fall of 2002, the dramatic … Continue reading Learning from shortcomings and other movements
RT interview on Yemen
I was on RT, Russia’s 24/7 English-language news channel, today to talk about the news that the US has stepped up its covert war in Yemen in recent weeks with increased strikes by fighter jets and armed drones. Click here to watch the video.
Is there no other way in Libya?
Waging Nonviolence, Common Dreams, The Indypendent One of the arguments that is being forwarded by proponents of military intervention in Libya is that Qaddafi is literally crazy and therefore cannot be reasoned with or expected to step down without force. In an article for Tikkun, entitled "Libya: Acid Test for Nonviolence?," Metta Center for Nonviolence … Continue reading Is there no other way in Libya?