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The Power of Parliamentarians in Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 11:45 am | War Is A Crime

At first glance, the elimination of nuclear weapons appears to be a hopeless case. The Conference on Disarmament in Geneva has been paralyzed for many years. The Non-Proliferation Treaty is in crisis. The major nuclear weapons states refuse to enter into comprehensive ... More >>

Making Iowa into a War Zone: National Guard Poised to Attack

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 5:03 pm | War Is A Crime

The F-16 jets of the Iowa Air National Guard that formerly buzzed the city of Des Moines have disappeared and we are told that their base at the Des Moines International Airport is in the process of refitting into a command center for unmanned aerial ... More >>

From Egypt to Afghanistan: Free woman, free world

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 2:44 pm | War Is A Crime

In the past year, during the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood, when the darkness of fanatical Muslims beset Egypt, and when it seemed that the spirit of resistance was fading, and people were giving up, I was observing women, wondering how the new situation ... More >>

The Blind Alley of J Street and Liberal American Zionism

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 5:21 pm | War Is A Crime

By Abba A. Solomon and Norman Solomon Since its founding six years ago, J Street has emerged as a major Jewish organization under the banner “Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace.” By now J Street is able to be a partial counterweight to AIPAC, the American Israel ... More >>

Analysis of STRATFOR Leaks Misrepresents Nonviolent Movement

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 11:47 am | War Is A Crime

Carl Gibson and Steve Horn have done an important service in writing their article outlining Srdja Popovic’s inexcusable collaboration with the global intelligence company STRATFOR and his disclosure of the activities of movements and activists ... More >>

Stop Blank Check to Israel, Stop Funding Rights Violations

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:43 pm | War Is A Crime

December 10th is Human Rights Day. This day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the importance of human rights in our increasingly interconnected world. Human Rights are basic freedoms to which all humans are entitled: the right to life, the ... More >>

ENDING ALL WAR: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Thursday, 31 October 2013, 1:04 pm | War Is A Crime

If unnecessary suffering on an enormous scale is to be avoided, we must abolish war. Some 180 million people died in wars in the 20th century and, while we have not yet repeated a war on the scale of World War II, wars are not going away. More >>

This Way

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 4:14 pm | War Is A Crime

This article is the foreword to David Swanson's new book, War No More: The Case for Abolition. I lived in Iraq during the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing. On April 1st, about two weeks into the aerial bombardment, a medical doctor who was one of my fellow ... More >>

An Appeal Against Attacking Syria

Monday, 26 August 2013, 2:30 pm | War Is A Crime

Mairead Maguire, Nobel peace laureate, today appealed to the Rt. Hon. William Hague, British Foreign Minister, and M. Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, to stop calling for military action against Syria which, she said, will only lead the Middle ... More >>

Clinging to Mass Violence

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 11:52 am | War Is A Crime

Is the human race determined to snuff itself out through mass violence? There are many signs that it is. The most glaring indication lies in the continued popularity of war. Despite well over a hundred million deaths in World Wars I and II, plus the ... More >>

The Secret Court: Is it Constitutional?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013, 3:23 pm | War Is A Crime

Americans are just beginning to discover that a secret court has been quietly erasing their constitutional right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. They are also learning that this court is made up primarily of conservative activists ... More >>

What's It Like to Go to Jail for Justice? One Person's Story

Monday, 5 August 2013, 11:39 am | War Is A Crime

At age 69, I recently found spending thirteen hours in a Washington, DC, jail one of the most invigorating experiences I've ever had, and it seems to have already helped to make the world a better place! More >>

Army Teaches Wrong Lesson in Nation's High Schools

Monday, 5 August 2013, 10:53 am | War Is A Crime

This summer the world will pause to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans are still supportive of Truman's decision despite overwhelming historical evidence the bomb had "nothing ... More >>

Edward Snowden - Review: The Terminal (2013)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 5:11 pm | War Is A Crime

This summer’s blockbuster is a remake of Steven Spielberg’s 2004 romantic comedy The Terminal. The main figure in the earlier film, Viktor--played somewhat awkwardly by Tom Hanks, affecting a nondescript all-purpose Eastern European accent--is trying ... More >>

Gen. Hayden's Snow Job on Snowden

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 4:51 pm | War Is A Crime

Official Washington’s national security/mainstream media incest was on scandalous display when ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden posed as a CNN analyst to denounce Edward Snowden for exposing surveillance excesses that Hayden had a hand in creating. More >>

#FreeBrad Hall Of Shame: Lamo, Obama, Choike, Lind, et al.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 2:20 pm | War Is A Crime

The rogues' gallery of those eager to participate in the persecution of whistleblower Bradley Manning will go down in infamy. Adrian Lamo, the Über lame snitch who seized his 15 minutes of fame by ratting out a young soldier in Iraq who was troubled by ... More >>

A Whole Different Class of People Here

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 11:44 am | War Is A Crime

I was flabbergasted when the the Congressional Research Service reported on May 17 that the Pentagon didn’t have a clue what the 108,000 contractors the Department of Defense (DOD) has in Afghanistan were actually doing--let alone how well they ... More >>

Even the Warriors Say the Wars Make Us Less Safe

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 12:50 pm | War Is A Crime

Admiral Dennis Blair, the former director of National Intelligence (in the) New York Times: While “drone attacks did help reduce the Qaeda leadership in Pakistan,” he wrote, “they also increased hatred of America.” He said the drone has also ... More >>

Bradley Manning Is Guilty of “Aiding the Enemy” of Democracy

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:44 pm | War Is A Crime

Of all the charges against Bradley Manning, the most pernicious -- and revealing -- is “aiding the enemy.” A blogger at The New Yorker, Amy Davidson, raised a pair of big questions that now loom over the courtroom at Fort Meade and over the ... More >>

Netanyahu and ‘Acts of Hooliganism’

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:29 pm | War Is A Crime

One knows things are bad in Palestine when even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, known for his brutal heavy-handiness against the Palestinians, has to decry what he calls ‘acts of hooliganism’ against them. More >>

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