Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Just Released: Brown Univ. Costs of War study finds Afghan civilian deaths up dramatically after Trump 2017 ROE changes

“…new rules of engagement (ROE) ushered in by the Trump administration three years ago coincided with a 95 percent increase in [Afghan] civilians killed by U.S and allied airstrikes compared to the previous decade.” Study: “Afghanistan’s Rising Civilian Death Toll … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: AFRICOM & Human Rights in Africa

When: Friday, December 4 at 11 am (PST). The program will run about two hours. Register: For more information, including bios of the panelists, and to register (click here). AFRICOM is the acronym for “Africa Command” and is one of … Continue reading

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ICAN: Historic milestone: UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reaches 50 ratifications needed for entry into force

From The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): https://www.icanw.org/historic_milestone_un_treaty_on_the_prohibition_of_nuclear_weapons_reaches_50_ratifications_needed_for_entry_into_force On October 24, 2020, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the required 50 states parties for its entry into force, after Honduras ratified just one day after … Continue reading

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The latest on renewing the New START Treaty

From Politico’s Morning Defense Newsletter, October 23, 2020: FRESH START OR FULL STOP? “President Donald Trump has been eager to notch a major election-season win on arms control with Russia — and that prospect looked promising early this week when … Continue reading

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If all wars are based on lies, truth is our greatest weapon

by Rick Staggenborg, MD. Originally posted at OpEdNews, Sept. 2, 2020 In this article, the new President of the Linus Pauling chapter makes the case that to make the public understand what really causes war, we have to challenge the … Continue reading

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Code PINK: 10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

Sometime around the 2014 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, former VFP executive director Michael McPhearson (@MTMcPhearson) helped our organization shift focus slightly and work for “Peace at Home; Peace Abroad.” It’s great to see Code PINK reaffirm … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept): How Congress Maintains Endless War (Video)

We thought we had a pretty good handle on the ”inside baseball” of Congressional support for a virtually unlimited Pentagon budget, despite public demands, especially now, for domestic spending on e.g., health care, education, etc. But this analysis by Glenn … Continue reading

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Empire Files: “Afghanistan War Exposed: An Imperial Conspiracy”

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Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

From Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, an Empire Files interview with USMC Afghanistan war veteran, John Motter. If you know anyone considering joining the military, offer them this. John does a wonderful job of describing his personal experience in the … Continue reading

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New World Beyond War online course coming in April

The course will be taught April 13 to May 24, 2020. Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly among the instructors. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/war-abolition-201-building-the-alternative-global-security-system

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