Biden Finally Lifts Sanctions Against ICC As Demanded by World BEYOND War

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, April 4, 2021

After months of demand from World BEYOND War and others, the Biden administration has finally lifted Trump-imposed sanctions on the ICC, stating a preference for a subtler approach to imposing lawlessness in the name of upholding the rule of law.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken states:

“We continue to disagree strongly with the ICC’s actions relating to the Afghanistan and Palestinian situations. We maintain our longstanding objection to read more

U.S. Pacifists Say Appeal For Better Ties With Russia Prompted By Biden’s Attacks On Putin

By RPT – UrduPoint, April 1, 2021

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 01st April, 2021) An appeal of 27 US pacifist groups for constructive relations with Russia came as a reaction to President Joe Biden’s verbal attack on Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced by the signatories as a reckless escalation that has made a global conflict more likely, activists told Sputnik.

The signatories vow more action to raise public awareness, but admit they are outnumbered and underrepresented read more

Biden Set to Announce Radical Departure on Thursday

By David Swanson

This Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Biden White House is set to release a collection of new plans and actions aimed at fulfilling numerous campaign promises heretofore neglected. President Biden, in a pre-written statement, is expected to remark, “Aw what the heck, I thought I’d surprise each one of you and instead of violating everything we stand for any longer I would do the you know do the um yeah exactly.”

By Thursday evening all U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan, read more

The President Has Not Ended the War on Yemen; Congress Must Do So

The U.S. House of Representatives (in February and again in April, 2019) and the Senate (in December 2018 and March 2019) have each voted twice with strong bipartisan majorities to end the war on Yemen (vetoed by then-President Trump in April 2019).

The Democratic Party Platform of 2020 commits to ending the war on Yemen.

But Congress has yet to act since the veto threat disappeared along with Trump. And every day that the war goes unended means more horrific death and suffering — from violence, read more

At Least 36% of Mass Shooters Have Been Trained By the U.S. Military

It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There’s no need to have any contact with the U.S. military in order to dress and act as if you’re in the military, as many mass-shooters do, some of them waging their own delusional wars against immigrants or other groups. But it is remarkable that at least 36% of U.S. mass shooters (and quite possibly more) have in fact been trained read more

A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

By David Swanson, March 21, 2021
Remarks at the Cold War Truth Commission

The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon.

The rise of Nazism had been facilitated in part by Western governments’ pre-existing enmity for the USSR. That same enmity was a factor in the delay of D-Day by 2.5 years. The destruction of Dresden was a message originally scheduled for the same day read more