Saturday, February 27, 2021

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.

#FeminismNotMilitarism: Peace groups blast Biden’s DNI pick over links to drones, torture, and mass...

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies recently noted that Avril Haines “provided legal cover” for CIA torture and “worked closely” on the Obama administration’s expanded drone policy.

A good deed from the wicked witch?

Actually ending the war in Afghanistan...

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."

A convergence of calamities

Record numbers of war-displaced to be dwarfed by those driven from their homes by climate change.

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.

Effective January 1, 2021 nuclear weapons will be illegal

50th country ratifies UN treaty banning nuclear weapons!

The US of A(rms)

Don’t be shocked if, even in a Biden presidency, such weaponry continues to flow in and it remains business as usual for this country’s giant arms merchants to the detriment of the peoples of the Middle East.