Wednesday, January 20, 2021

There’s nothing vegan about war

As more and more people rethink their consumption of animal products, it is inevitable that the world’s military forces will increasingly use veganism to appear progressive, trendy, and virtuous.

‘US leadership’—and other euphemisms for war

If the pundits get their way, Biden could secure “U.S. global leadership” by flattening large parts of the planet.

Eisenhower’s ghost haunts Biden’s foreign policy team

The most serious challenge facing President-elect Biden's foreign policy team, which is not a threat from a hostile country, but the corruption of U.S. policy by powerful corporate interests, is the "unwarranted influence" of the Military-Industrial Complex.

Some liberals and arms-control experts are cheering for war profiteers to be in Biden’s...

Many progressive activists and organizations have mobilized since the election to offer well-documented opposition to highly dubious potential members of the Biden Cabinet.

Will the world community condemn the murder of Iran’s nuclear scientist?

The only way to stop this crisis from spiraling out of control is for the world community to condemn the act, and demand a UN investigation and accountability for the perpetrators.

U.S. progressives and a Biden foreign policy

With more progressives than ever in the country’s federal government, there may be an opportunity for the United States to really re-evaluate its foreign policy and place in the world.

Ethiopia: Death and despair as divisions erupt into violent conflict

Ethiopians are killing one another in the Tigray region of the country where an armed conflict is raging between the Ethiopian military and forces loyal to the regional government.

UN bans nuclear weapons; fifty nations ratify international treaty

"We continue to call for an elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide."

BlackRock stakeholders do not consent to bankrolling violence

As BlackRock has boisterously taken up the mantle of sustainable investing, it must do more to shepherd us into a peace-based economy.

Ending regime change—in Bolivia and the world

The triumph of democracy in Bolivia and the failure of the U.S.'s "regime change" efforts around the world.