Issues / peace
Phyllis Bennis on Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Beyond Vietnam" speech.
The fallout from Washington's support for the Saudi counter-revolution could haunt U.S. policy for decades to come.
Governments kill on our behalf. This arrangement is a form of social contract, which means that governments are basically contract killers.
This 'Democracy Now!' interview focuses on the roles of Transitional National Council, NATO, the United States and international interests in the Libyan Civil War as the conflict moves to Tripoli.
The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.
After 42 years of Muammar el-Qaddafi, it is now long overdue for the Libyan people to determine their own destiny.
Some are arguing that the military budget can't be cut because it will cost jobs. This summary of a 2009 study shows that, compared to other forms of federal spending, the military budget is a very poor job creator indeed.
A call to Congress for a cease-fire in Libya, issued by U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations that support human rights and democracy in Africa.
The U.S. is embarking on a military sea change that will replace massive deployments, like Iraq and Afghanistan, with stealthy night raids, secret assassinations, and death-dealing drones.
Human rights standards may not be met in this trial, but the more essential purpose is to prove there's no going back.