Nicolas J.S. Davies

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We will not rescue our country from the iron grip of the military-industrial complex by picking the lesser evil and hoping for the best. (Photo: CD/CC BY 2.0) Views
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
A New Anti-War Mobilization Must Topple Trump—and Challenge Biden
On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point , “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the “endless” wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush or Barack Obama did in their first...
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Members of the National Guard join police on the fourth day of protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Defund the Police, Defund the Military
On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed...
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CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran in 2015. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?
On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world...
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As of May 1, there were 7,145 cases of COVID-19 in the US military, with more falling sick every day.  (Photo: Military Times/DoD) Views
Monday, May 04, 2020
Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America's Long Lost Wars
As President Trump has complained , the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans across the political spectrum refer to the wars the U.S. has launched since 2001 as “...
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As we struggle to emerge from today’s tragic pandemic, more and more Americans are understanding that healing our sick, corrupt political system is the vital key to a healthy and peaceful future.(Photo: Daily Express) Views
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Will America’s Corruption End on a Ventilator or in a Mushroom Cloud?
Little by little , Americans are understanding just how badly our government has let us down by its belated and disastrous response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and how thousands more people are dying as a result. But there are two other crises we face that our government is totally unprepared for and...
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Then, when the pandemic is over, let’s insist that the U.S. honor the UN Charter’s prohibition against the threat or use of force, which wise American leaders drafted and signed in 1945, and start living at peace with all our neighbors around the world. (Photo by Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 10, 2020
UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity
At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, war is a luxury that the Secretary General says we must manage without for a while. After U.S...
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The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the world and what comes out on the other side may be something completely new when it comes to the global order. (Photo: CodePink) Views
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?
As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy is shut down, but no real progress has been achieved in its efforts to contain or eradicate the virus. Meanwhile, the...
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Whatever mix of capitalism and socialism each American may favor as a model for the U.S. economy, very few Americans would pick this corrupt 21st-century command economy as the system they would choose to live under.(Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 27, 2020
Why Is the U.S.So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?
The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 86,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this deadly collision between the U.S.' uniquely inadequate public...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12 Ways the US Invasion of Iraq Lives On in Infamy
While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a U.S. base near Baghdad on March 11, the U.S...
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Taliban fighters attend a surrender ceremony in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2020. Views
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Afghan Troops Say Taliban are Brothers and War is "Not Really Our Fight"
The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a "permanent and comprehensive" ceasefire and the withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could the talks be for...
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