(Informed Comment) – In early 2019, the White House threatened to invade Venezuela, take down the government and replace it with their choice of president and political party. Though no missiles have been fired and no bombs dropped on the country, our government is waging a war by other means, namely criminal economic sanctions, to […]
(Informed Comment) – Why would so many Guatemalans make the arduous journey to the US-Mexican border seeking refuge, knowing the hatred heaped on them by the Trump Administration? A short list of our long history of corporate exploitation and military aggression in that country might explain. In 1928 the American United Fruit Company (present-day Chiquita […]
Most policies adopted by our government are those that favor the economic elite and business interests.
The arc of U.S. militarism across the 20th century and into the 21st is neither moral nor does it bend toward justice.
The conference goals are “nowhere near ambitious enough to tackle” the climate emergency “at the scale we need to.”
(Informed Comment) – Seventy-three years ago, on August 6 and August 9, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This tragic act launched an arms race in nuclear weapons, now spread to nine countries. After the first atomic blast, which killed 100,000 residents of Hiroshima immediately, the grievous […]
Review of “The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire” by Stephen Kinzer By the final decade of the 19th century, the American project sanctified as Manifest Destiny was complete. The western boundary of the United States now stretched to the Pacific Ocean, leaving in its wake the genocide of […]
Fifty-five years ago President John F. Kennedy delivered a commencement address that turned traditional national security policy on its head
The US has the highest rate of maternal deaths of any industrial country & we are the “child poverty capital”