October 27, 2016 the UN General Assembly considered resolution L-41, a document designed to abolish nuclear weapons globally. The final vote was 123 (of 195) countries in support with 38 in opposition. There were sixteen abstentions. The USA opposes abolition.
In 2014 a Gallup poll was taken among 60,000 people in sixty countries. Results were not well received by public opinion researchers from the USA. Respondents believed the United States and Israel were the two most dangerous threats to peace. Compared to origins of human history in Mesopotamia over 4000 years ago, the United States [...]
Global network against weapons & nuclear power in space (www.uspeacecouncil.org) provides a “chokehold” map depicting how NATO and the USA are encircling Russia and China with military bases and trident submarines lurking in the Atlantic and pacific.
British members of Parliament are distressed over the fact former Prime Minister Tony Blair blindly joined George Bush in the 2003 invasion of Iraq
The Berrigan brothers were prophetic leaders in the peace momentum. They followed an example of Gandhi, who read Jesus’ Beatitudes (Matthew V or Luke VI) every day. Like the uncertain number of arrests that their peace movement has endured, similarly could the Berrigans not enumerate their Pentagon visits.
Both Albertini and Douglass have merited considerable respect in the peace community for opposition to the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) that dominates our nation. Years of peace actions qualify Albertini and Douglas to write of their experiences and share their research.
Are we tax paying pawns in a system that bleeds over $2 billion daily for “defense”? Has the Pentagon operative Ashton Carter, now serving as Secretary of Defense that mysteriously replaced dismissed secretary Chuck Hegel in order to continue a history in which the USA has been at war 222 out of 239 years?
The truth is the U.S. is addicted to war. Killing more people will not solve the problem of killing and hate.
War is sold to citizens through hate and fear propaganda. Those who benefit are the power elite and their arms makers. Those who lose are the rest of humanity and the planet.
With the 1989 demise of a worldwide Soviet “Communist threat” what logical reason remains for spending $2 billion daily? “Global terrorism” will feed our insatiable appetite for arming not only ourselves, but the entire planet. “9/11” is the new tripwire for universal militarism in the absence of global communism.