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Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

December 1, 2018

Mark Weisbrot / CEPR. It was a resounding defeat for the White House and Republican Senate leadership: by a 63-37 majority, the Senate voted yesterday afternoon to advance legislation that would give President Trump 30 days to get the US military out of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, unless he could get congressional authorization…

Securing Our Planet

November 19, 2018

Long after warning us in 1971 about the U.S. war in Vietnam, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has challenged us, in old age, to deal with an even bigger issue. That issue is the danger of a nuclear “exchange” producing “a hundred Holocausts” of short-term deaths followed by mass famine as a consequence of “nuclear winter.” In…

Yemen is Another US Dirty War

November 7, 2018

By David William Pear / Greanville Post On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. It was a cruel Halloween prank? It…

The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

October 15, 2018

By David William Pear   [Photo: WhatsuPic, “Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death in Yemen. No Big Deal to US”.] [First published by The Greanville Post]   “Only God can save our children”, say Yemeni fathers and mothers as they can do nothing but watch their children die, try to comfort them in their final agonizing…

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

October 6, 2018

The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

September 28, 2018

With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is “now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party.” Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

Militarizing US Schools and Society Only Creates More Gun Violence and Police Brutality

July 4, 2018

TRNN’s Ben Norton continues his discussion with Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, on the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. Nino Brown argues militarizing schools and more heavily arming cops will only make the problem worse

​Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

June 26, 2018

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending, meaning the spending…

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

May 25, 2018

Peace activists are pressuring BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, to divest from war. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold and Sarah Eckel-Dalrymple discuss the new campaign, after protesting the NYC shareholders’ meeting of BlackRock, which manages tens of billions of dollars invested in weapons corporations

Yemeni Journalist: I Was Afraid US-Saudi Coalition Would Bomb My Wedding Party too

Yemeni Journalist: I Was Afraid US-Saudi Coalition Would Bomb My Wedding Party too

May 1, 2018

After the US-backed Saudi coalition massacred dozens of civilians at a wedding party, journalist Ahmad Algohbary says he and other Yemenis cannot live a normal life without fear