Check out this great post from Juan Cole: Top Ten Myths about Afghanistan, 2010. My personal favorite: # 9. Afghans want the US and NATO troops to stay in their country because they feel protected by them. Fact: In a recent [pdf] poll, only 36% of Afghans said […]
It turns out we’ve got something extra to celebrate this holiday season. And I want you to know how important you were in ratifying the first major disarmament treaty in decades, because this is a story that begins and ends with you. It’s people like you who’ve known […]
The inimitable Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies that is. Way more Phyllis than me (which is a very good thing!). Here is our take, including policy, political and movement analysis, on last week’s “review” of Obama’s escalation of the Af-Pak war on the progressive news […]
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift? How about a well-written book making a compelling case for the abolition of nuclear weapons (to celebrate the Senate passage of the New START pact!). Tad Daley’s Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World couldn’t be more timely. Dr. […]
Peace Action Statement on Senate Passage of New START pact December 22, 2010 For Immediate Release, Contact Kevin Martin firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-537-8244 Silver Spring, Maryland — Peace Action, the country’s largest grassroots peace and disarmament organization with 100,000 members around the country, welcomes today’s U.S. Senate vote to […]
It was touch and go until the end. But just moments ago, the Senate voted to ratify the New START treaty, taking a major step towards a world safe from the threat of nuclear weapons! I am not kidding, this was a real nail biter. We had to […]
According to the Washington Post, NPR and other sources, it looks like we have the 67 Senate votes needed to ratify New START, but calling your Senators this morning is still worthwhile. FCNL’s toll free number makes it easy. Dial 888-475-8162 and ask for your Senators’ offices by name.