Other News – Voices Against the Tide

American Militarism Destroying the Future of Humanity

“The culture of peace is universal. It is shared by people and nations Worldwide. Today’s “culture of war” is a US hegemonic project predicated on the creation of conflict and divisions within and between countries. It is this (unilateral) project of global warfare which is intent upon destroying civilization.”... (continua)

Where do the elections leave Europe’s nationalists?

Right-wing parties performed strongly, but not as well as expected and parliamentary majorities are not guaranteed.Brussels, Belgium – It had been portrayed as a day of reckoning between pro-European and anti-European forces – between those who want greater integration, and those who want to retreat into their... (continua)

How Lobbying Firms Helped Destroy Yemen

In 2018 alone, weapons manufacturers—who spend millions in lobbying efforts to retain political support in Washington—made over $5 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and... (continua)

The Best Way to Avert War with Iran? Fire John Bolton

Iran’s decision to retaliate against the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal was inevitable, so long as its back was pushed against the wall. Iran exercised “strategic patience” for the past year, hoping that the other parties to the deal would stand up to Trump’s bullying and defy U.S. sanctions if Iran rema... (continua)

Why the Arms Trade Treaty Matters – and Why It Matters That the US Is Walking Away

It was not surprising or unexpected when President Donald Trump announced that the United States would “withdraw” from the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in an April 26 address to the National Rifle Association (NRA). To a roaring crowd, he declared:“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sover... (continua)

The US, Iran and a New American Deployment

Iran’s influence has spread across the Middle East, and the U.S. is pushing back.The United States has announced that it is deploying a carrier battle group and a bomber group to the Middle East. The reason given is that U.S. intelligence has detected an Iranian threat against U.S. and allied assets in the regi... (continua)

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