Assange Is a Journalist, Should Not Be Persecuted for Publishing the Truth

Last week, rallies in support of Julian Assange were held around the world. We participated in two #AssangeUnity events seeking to #FreeAssange in Washington, DC. This is the beginning of a new phase of the campaign to stop the persecution of Julian Assange and allow him to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London without the … Continue reading “Assange Is a Journalist, Should Not Be Persecuted for Publishing the Truth”

US Misses Opportunity for Peace Progress at Olympics

Update: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang “at an early date.” President Moon has responded that the two countries should create the circumstances to allow such a meeting to take place. It is good to see the two Koreas moving forward in spite of US efforts to … Continue reading “US Misses Opportunity for Peace Progress at Olympics”

No Foreign Bases: Challenging the Footprint of US Empire

The United States cannot be a moral or ethical country until it faces up to the realities of US empire and the destruction it causes around the world. The US undermines governments (including democracies), kills millions of people, causes mass migrations of people fleeing their homes, communities and countries and produces vast environmental damage. A … Continue reading “No Foreign Bases: Challenging the Footprint of US Empire”

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire

A quagmire is defined as a complex or unpleasant position that is difficult to escape. President Trump’s recently announced war plans in Afghanistan maintain that quagmire. They come at a time when US Empire is failing and its leadership in the world is weakening. The US will learn what other empires have learned, “Afghanistan is … Continue reading “As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters a Quagmire”

Close All US Military Bases on Foreign Soil

The Coalition Against Foreign Military Bases is a new campaign focused on closing all US military bases abroad. This campaign strikes at the foundation of US empire, confronting its militarism, corporatism and imperialism. We urge you to endorse this campaign. On the occasion of its announcement, the coalition issued a unity statement, which describes its … Continue reading “Close All US Military Bases on Foreign Soil”

Chomsky and Kissinger Agree: Avoid the Historic Tragedy of Ukraine

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering sending more weapons to Ukraine – $3 billion worth. The Times reports: "Secretary of State John Kerry, who plans to visit Kiev on Thursday [Feb. 5], is open to new discussions about providing lethal assistance, as is Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman … Continue reading “Chomsky and Kissinger Agree: Avoid the Historic Tragedy of Ukraine”

US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It

The historian who chronicles US Empire, William Blum, issued his 130th Anti-Empire Report this week. In it he notes that the US, by far, is seen by the people of the world as “the greatest threat to peace in the world today” with 24% taking that view. Only 2% see Russia as such a threat, … Continue reading “US Empire Reaches Breaking Point – Time To End It”

Clinton and Kerry Call On Snowden To Submit to Sham Security State Trial

Edward Snowden submitting to prosecution in the United States, would be like Alice going into the courtroom in Wonderland. Alice stood before the King and Queen of Hearts who served as the judges. Knaves were chained on the ground before them. The jurors, Alice realizes are "stupid things." The first witness against her was the … Continue reading “Clinton and Kerry Call On Snowden To Submit to Sham Security State Trial”

Is Syrian ‘Peace’ Conference Laying the Foundation for War?

The Geneva II conference which claims to be seeking to end the war in Syria seems designed to fail and instead to provide an excuse for military intervention by the United States and its allies. Human rights activist, Ajamu Baraka, describes the negotiations as an "Orwellian subterfuge" designed to provide justification for war and a … Continue reading “Is Syrian ‘Peace’ Conference Laying the Foundation for War?”

We Must Not Fail Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning

As I sat in court last Thursday at Fort Meade, watching Bradley Manning take responsibility as the Wikileaks whistleblower, two things struck me: (1) his thorough intelligence fueled by intellectual curiosity and (2) his empathy for other people when so many in war had lost their humanity. This was the second time I had heard … Continue reading “We Must Not Fail Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning”