Successive U.S. military interventions upended the very international system the U.S. once pledged to uphold. Now the world faces the twin challenges of ISIS and Trump.
If the war on terror has taught us one thing, it’s that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too.
If we take the time to get to know one another, we’ll find that we don’t have to live in fear.
Already Trump is super-charging U.S. militarism, gutting diplomacy, and punishing the victims of wars Washington started.
This policy bans refugees fleeing wars that we started.
A Deadly Day: Russian Ambassador Assassinated, 12 Dead in Berlin Truck Crash, Zürich Mosque Attacked
“What we’re seeing now is the reality that this global war on terror is indeed having global ramifications,” Phyllis Bennis tells Democracy Now!
We Can’t Predict Trump’s Foreign Policy, But We Can Mobilize a Broader Peace Movement to Protect Vulnerable Communities
The only thing we know for sure, Bennis said in an interview with FAIR, is that social movements are going to be far more important than anyone else.
The multi-layered wars raging across Syria are complex, but there is no military solution, and it’s time for the left to rebuild a movement based on that reality.
Syria is emerging as a metaphor for the fragmentation and chaos that the modern world barely contains.
As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.
As part of a forum in the Nation on how to build the political revolution, Phyllis Bennis tells us how the U.S. can end its militarized foreign policy.
The U.S. has announced it will send 560 more troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, but no preparations have been made to take care of the civilians that will have their city destroyed, Phyllis Bennis tells the Real News Network.
With a Syrian refugee crisis underway for the last five years, we need to get serious about diplomacy, Bennis tells the Real News Network.
The victory of Sadiq Khan has “normalized” Muslims in UK politics in much the same way that JFK normalized Catholics in American politics. But American Muslims are still waiting for their JFK moment.
By embracing a neoliberal, pro-austerity agenda, Poland’s mainstream left opened the way for a government of Polish Ted Cruzes.