Universality or Fighting Over Scraps

Why should rich people get pandemic survival checks? Why shouldn’t descendants of enslaved people get reparations payments? Why should someone who doesn’t go to college pay taxes to make college free? Why should smokers get health coverage? Why should someone get out of their student debt when I didn’t?

I don’t claim to have a universal answer to all such questions. There are some questions that I would certainly answer differently if they stood alone. If the rotten U.S. read more

A Global Demand to 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out of Afghanistan / A Thank You to 6 That Already Have

By World BEYOND War, February 21, 2021

The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, and US all still have troops in Afghanistan and need to remove them.

These troops range in number from Slovenia’s read more

Video: Bahrain 10 Years After

10 years after the Bahraini government violently cracked down on mass pro-democracy protests in February 2011, the country remains riven by levels of unrest, political crisis, and human rights violations. Bahrainis continue to protest and demonstrate almost nightly, continuing their calls for greater political and economic freedoms as well as greater respect for human, civil, and political rights. The government continues to meet these read more

10 Key Points on Ending Wars

There’s a webinar on these topics tonight. Join in.

1. Victories that are only partial are not fictional.

When a ruler, like Biden, finally announces the end of a war, like the war on Yemen, it is as important to recognize what it does mean as what it doesn’t. It doesn’t mean the U.S. military and U.S.-made weapons will vanish from the region or be replaced by actual aid or reparations (as opposed to “lethal aid” — a product that’s usually high on people’s read more

Despite Yemen Exit, Bipartisan Push For New Cold War Continues

From By Any Means Necessary

Biden declares end of “offensive support” for Yemen war; Election could return Ecuador to left; NHL teams cancel games amid COVID outbreak

In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by David Swanson, activist, journalist, radio host, Executive Director of World Beyond War and author of the new book “Leaving World War II Behind,” to discuss the Biden administration’s announcement that the US government read more

Kärnvapenfronten rör på sig / The Nuclear Front is Moving!

By Mikael Böök and David Swanson, HBL, February 6, 2021

Scroll down for, first the Swedish as published in the Finnish newspaper HBL, and then the English.

På kärnvapenfronten råder verkligen inget lugn! Tvärtom pågår sedan år tillbaka en ny kapprustningsrunda baserad på nya teknologier. Om detta fortsatta vansinne omges av en skenbar stillhet beror det på att medierna har glömt att rapportera om det för att i stället rikta uppmärksamhet på klimatkrisen, skriver kärnvapenmotståndarna read more