Film: National Bird

Film: National Bird

Come to a film and discussion on the military drone program and its impact led by the Institute for Policy Studies, that will include Filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck, who will be here in person. National Bird follows whistleblowers who, despite possible consequences, are...
Building a New Movement Against Militarism

Building a New Movement Against Militarism

Donald Trump bombed a Syrian government airbase just a couple of weeks after releasing his budget plan for next year. The budget—with its call for a massive escalation in Pentagon spending, to be paid for with funds stolen from programs that fulfill urgent human...
Trump Is Carpet-Bombing U.S. Foreign Policy

Trump Is Carpet-Bombing U.S. Foreign Policy

Very soon, Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order regarding refugees and entry to the U.S. for a whole swathe of people. In effect, the edict would be aimed at banning Muslims from the United States, demonizing people from Muslim-majority countries across...
Climate Change and the Future of National Security

Climate Change and the Future of National Security

The Global Environmental Politics Program and the US Foreign Policy and National Security Program are teaming up to sponsor this panel talk: Climate Change and the Future of National Security. Panelists include: Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for...
Challenging Trumpism, Wars and Militarism

Challenging Trumpism, Wars and Militarism

Please join featured speakers Phyllis Bennis, Michael McPhearson, Judith LeBlanc, John Feffer, Alli McCracken, maTT DeVlieger, Jackie Cabasso, Raed Jarrar, Joseph Gerson, George Martin, Cole Harrison, Kevin Martin and others in a dialogue on building the peace and...
Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in November. If the election were held today, according...
The Candidate Our Foreign Policy Deserves

The Candidate Our Foreign Policy Deserves

It’s often said that, in democracies, we get the leaders that we deserve. In the current slugfest masquerading as a presidential race, it looks as though we’re getting the leader that our foreign policy deserves. The results of the first round of the 2016 presidential...
Where Do We Go From Here

Where Do We Go From Here

At this tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the discussion will tease out the role of popular culture: 60s vs. now, the international implications of Dr. King’s Vision, and the links between economic exploitation and racism. Participants include: Dr. Clarence...
Demystifying  Syria

Demystifying Syria

Come learn more about the bitter and largely misunderstood situation on the ground in Iraq and Syria, including the U.S. military and political responses and alternative solutions to the crisis, as we hear from some of the most well-informed analysts in the U.S. You...
Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?

Is Japan’s Prime Minister the Next Putin?

In the ads in the back of old comic books, a skinny little kid is hanging out at the beach when a bully comes along and kicks sand in his face. The little kid, who weighed 97 pounds at the time, was Angelo Siciliano. He hightailed it to the gym, where he worked out...

Brownbag: Rethinking the Asia Pivot

Ko Youkyoung is a long time peace activist in South Korea as the former director of the National Campaign for Eradication of Crimes by U.S. Troops in Korea and member of the Korean Women’s Network against Militarism, SAFE-Korea. She is also a member of the PyeongTaek...
Forcing an Island of Peace to Host a Billion-Dollar Military Base

Forcing an Island of Peace to Host a Billion-Dollar Military Base

Back in the spring, an Asian tragedy fleetingly made headlines when an overloaded ferryboat sank on its way to South Korea’s Jeju Island. Nearly 300 people aboard the Sewol ferry perished, mostly children. We’ve been hearing way less about the tragedy unfolding on the...
Bombing at a Press Conference Beats Mindlessly Flexing Military Might

Bombing at a Press Conference Beats Mindlessly Flexing Military Might

The latest conservative fad is beating up President Barack Obama for being too squeamish about exerting military force. The Republicans he defeated in 2008 and 2012 are prime examples. The government shouldn’t “jettison our reliance on U.S. strength,” lectured Mitt...