Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean an End to His Failed Foreign Policy?

Many who oppose the aggressive foreign policy of the United States under President Donald Trump, which has resulted in record numbers of bombs dropped, regime change operations against Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and Hong Kong, the abusive use of unilateral coercive measures (sanctions) and record military budgets, cheered when uber-hawk, John Bolton was removed as the … Continue reading “Exit John Bolton, But Will That Mean an End to His Failed Foreign Policy?”

Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Unraveling of US Empire

The results of centuries of U.S. empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming home to roost in Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Puerto Ricans had an important victory in July with the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló after more than one million people … Continue reading “Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Unraveling of US Empire”

US Foreign Policy Exposed

In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points to a foreign policy that violates international law and standards, perpetrates wars and conflict and … Continue reading “US Foreign Policy Exposed”

Ukraine: Why ‘OU’ Lost By a Landslide

With the landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelensky, who won 73 percent of the vote, the comedian will become the president of Ukraine. Understanding how this occurred becomes easy when people review US government documents published by WikiLeaks about the outgoing president. Who is “OU”? Our Ukraine. In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by … Continue reading “Ukraine: Why ‘OU’ Lost By a Landslide”

No to NATO: Time To End Aggressive Militarism

Last week, the Foreign Ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries met in Washington, DC. NATO was greeted with bi-partisan support from Congress and by protesters who held actions and events from Saturday, March 30 through their meeting at the US Department of State on April 4. US foreign policy is not the … Continue reading “No to NATO: Time To End Aggressive Militarism”

We Can End the US War on Syria

The US war against Syria was one that people almost stopped. President Obama was unable to get Congress to authorize the war in 2013, but the Pentagon and foreign policy establishment, who have long wanted to control Syria, pushed forward with war anyway. It has been a disaster. The war has resulted in hundreds of … Continue reading “We Can End the US War on Syria”

All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?

Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful ways of … Continue reading “All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?”

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”