Building Peace in the Middle East

Building Peace in the Middle East

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to hear two leading authors and commentators, IPS’s New Internationalism Project Director Phyllis Bennis and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Director Dan Smith, make sense of the complexities of the...
A Real ‘Political Revolution’ Would End the War in Iraq

A Real ‘Political Revolution’ Would End the War in Iraq

These days, Bernie Sanders doesn’t say much about the Middle East. But if you’ve heard him say nothing else on the subject, he’s probably reminded you that he — unlike a certain former secretary of state — had the foresight to vote against the Iraq War when it came...
A Victory for Diplomacy Over War

A Victory for Diplomacy Over War

The peace accord supported by the international community withstood congressional chicanery and will be implemented. Come help celebrate with DC area peace activists! We promise to keep the speechifying to a minimum and the celebration to a maximum! Join IPS along...
Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

None of the eleven candidates on stage came out the clear winner or loser after the second GOP debate last night. While differing slightly in style and delivery, the candidates tended to agree on their vision for the future of the country. That vision is frightening....
Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal in Senate

Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal in Senate

Director of IPS’s New Internationalism project Phyllis Bennis joins The Real News Network to discuss the implications of the Iran deal’s ensured survival in Congress and how the deal might impact future negotiations in the region. Watch...
Obama Clinches Iran Deal

Obama Clinches Iran Deal

Sen. Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senator to support the Iran nuclear deal, keeping the deal safe from Republican opposition. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with Reza Marashi, Tim Pawlenty and director of IPS’s New Internationalism project Phyllis Bennis...
Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

Negotiators in Lausanne, Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. The hard-fought first-stage negotiations resulted in the outlines of an agreement that will significantly limit Iran’s nuclear program in return for significant relief from crippling...
Iran: Deal or No Deal?

Iran: Deal or No Deal?

The full-page ad in this week’s Washington Post portraying President Obama as history’s favorite whipping boy, Neville Chamberlain, was wrong in nearly every one of its many strident particulars. It was wrong in suggesting that a nuclear agreement with Iran is...
Congressional Briefing: Mali: The Road Ahead

Congressional Briefing: Mali: The Road Ahead

Mali Watch, a non-partisan coalition concerned about restoring peace, security, and democracy to the people of Mali, will host a Congressional Briefing focused on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Mali in the wake of the 2012 coup d’etat and...
A Call For Peace: Victims of Violence In Mexico Speak Out

A Call For Peace: Victims of Violence In Mexico Speak Out

Since Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 over 60,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico and at least 10,000 people have disappeared. In 2011, the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity emerged in response to this...

Did 9/11 Make Peace Passe?

Peace has never been a particularly popular word in Washington, DC. This is, after all, the home of the Pentagon and the major military contractors, not to mention all the think tanks and congressional lapdogs that lie in the king-size family bed with them. But the...

End U.S. Military and NATO aggression in Libya, says Coalition

Interviewees: Emira Woods, Institute for Policy Studies; Jim Noonan, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
** Statement on Libya attached below ** Washington DC – Libyan rebels recently overtook the coastal oil refinery...

Calling for a Ceasefire in Libya

The undersigned organizations and individuals call on Congress to support peace, not war, in Libya. The four-month NATO military intervention in Libya, in which the U.S. Africa Command plays a vital role, has reached a stalemate, and is killing civilians rather than...
Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Philip Metres

Split This Rock Poem of the Week: Philip Metres

A weekly featured poem of provocation and witness. You can find more poetry and arts news from Blog This Rock. For the Fifty (Who Formed PEACE With Their Bodies) In the green beginning, in the morning mist, they emerge from their chrysalis of clothes: peel off purses...