America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

America Must Choose Diplomacy Over War

The 2016 election and its terrifying aftermath have pulled millions of Americans into a maelstrom of racism, xenophobia, anti-immigrant hysteria, and Islamophobia, which simultaneously reflects and prepares the ground for an even more militarized,...
Coalition for Peace Action Welcomes Phyllis Bennis

Coalition for Peace Action Welcomes Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis, Director of the New Internationalism Project at IPS and author of the recently published book “Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer”, will give a presentation on her book for the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA)...
Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Oh, Just Call Them Terrorists

Terror makes A good excuse For passing laws That despots choose. The terrorist menace is proving quite useful to the U.S. government, much as the communist menace did many years ago. What could be more convenient than tagging dissenters and opponents as “giving...
War Voices: Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

War Voices: Ten Years of War in Afghanistan

October 7, 2011 is the tenth anniversary of the U.S. attack on Afghanistan that began the Global War on Terror, the longest war in U.S. history. War Voices is a unique forum to reflect on this decade of war by bringing together people directly impacted by U.S....

Troubled Soldiers and Harmful Projects: Ten Years in Afghanistan

At FPIF, Shukria Dellawar and Antonia Juhasz describe the quiet privatization of massive amounts of resources in Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s known hydrocarbons are primarily located in the North. Its approximately 1.6 billion barrels of crude oil and 15.7 billion...

Justice or Vengeance?

[Amman, Jordan] — U.S. agents killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, apparently without cooperation from the government in Islamabad. The al-Qaeda leader was responsible for great suffering; I do not mourn his death. But every action has causes and consequences,...