My overall impression is there is little question the president is spinning this “end of combat operations” in Iraq because the Afghanistan war is going badly. A few other thoughts and reactions to the president’s speech: The president rightly paid tribute to the troops that have served in […]
Tonight, President Obama sat at the same desk from which George W. Bush announced the bombing in Iraq in 2003 to declare the end of “combat operations.” The war in Iraq has faded to the background for most people in America, while soldiers and Iraqis have had their […]
While it may not be some people’s idea of summer beach reading, Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement by our own Larry Wittner (Professor at SUNY-Albany and national Peace Action board member) is a brisk (225 pages), informative and inspirational read. I […]
The LA Times has the latest evidence that Iran sanctions are not working: well-connected businesses and government operations are dodging the sanctions. Even more shocking, some profit directly from sanctions through the emerging “sanction-breaking” industry. This sad truth confirms our point: Ahmadinejad and pro-government elite profit from the […]
We’ve all seen the devastation in our communities caused by the economic crisis—teachers laid off, health care a luxury, services cut off for our most vulnerable friends and neighbors. Yet deficit hawks in Congress hold up unemployment benefits for struggling Americans, while hardly giving a second thought to […]
WikiLeaks continues to shed light on the US strategy in Afghanistan. According to the Washington Post, the documents show just how little the war in Afghanistan is about hunting down al-Qaeda terrorists. And the controversy is not over – WikiLeaks announced plans to release another batch of documents […]
Forty seven percent of the voters believe the Federal budget deficit is primarily due to the wars while joblessness continues to climb. The number one concern for a majority of people is the economy. It is the perfect storm for new organizing efforts to end the wars, cut military […]
Along with our colleagues Code Pink, the Institute for Policy Studies and other stalwart peace and justice groups, Peace Action is sponsoring a teach-in on Iraq this Sunday, August 29. Here is the “411” as they say, and a good article from Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin on Op-Ed […]
My interview today with RT.
Larry Wittner, long-time activist, professor and author, has a terrific op-ed on History News Network on the gigantic U.S. military budget. Check it out and feel free to re-post and forward.