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”

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”

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?”

Dismissal Is the Only Option in Bradley Manning Case

Last week I spent two days in court for a pretrial motions hearing in the court martial of Bradley Manning, the private accused of leaking documents to WikiLeaks that showed widespread unethical and illegal behavior by the Department of Defense and State Department. Manning has suffered the fate the Queen put on Alice when she … Continue reading “Dismissal Is the Only Option in Bradley Manning Case”

Has US Foreign Policy Ever Been Such a Mess?

I can’t remember a time when the U.S. military has been stuck in so many quagmires at once. Libya seems destined to fail unless the U.S. gets a lucky shot and kills Gadhafi. U.S. militarists are openly maneuvering to stay in Iraq — the war Obama told us was over. Relations with nuclear-armed Pakistan are … Continue reading “Has US Foreign Policy Ever Been Such a Mess?”

Is a Broader Peace Movement Finally Here?

A new antiwar movement that can really challenge U.S. militarism is being born. Today, people from across the political spectrum join together opposing U.S. war and empire. They cite a combination of events that present a “historic opportunity to redirect U.S. foreign policy down the pathways of peace, liberty, justice, respect for community, obedience to … Continue reading “Is a Broader Peace Movement Finally Here?”

Fair Trial for Manning Now Impossible

The credibility of the military justice system is being undermined by the prosecution of Bradley Manning. His abusive punishment without trial violates his due process rights, his harsh treatment in solitary confinement violates the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and now the commander in chief has pronounced his guilt, making a fair trial impossible. … Continue reading “Fair Trial for Manning Now Impossible”

Punished for Seeking a More Perfect Union

Reports that Bradley Manning is being held nude every night at the Quantico brig and is forced to stand naked in the hallway while he waits for his clothes shows the inconsistency of Manning’s treatment with basic American values of due process, fair trial, and human dignity. Here is how his lawyer, David Coombs, describes … Continue reading “Punished for Seeking a More Perfect Union”

WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism

If there was ever doubts about whether the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is a journalist, recent events erase those doubts and put him at the forefront of a movement to democratize journalism and empower people. The U.S. Department of Justice is still trying to find a way to prosecute Assange and others associated with … Continue reading “WikiLeaks at the Forefront of 21st-Century Journalism”

Bradley Manning Walking in the Footsteps of MLK

“The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve. It demands that we admit that we have been wrong … that we have been detrimental to … life…. The situation is one in which we must be ready to turn sharply from our present ways,” said Dr. Martin … Continue reading “Bradley Manning Walking in the Footsteps of MLK”