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US servicemembers on a tank, with an American flag behind them News
'Halt This Madness': US Drove Last Year's Over $1.9 Trillion in Global Military Spending
"The COVID-19 crisis has made clearer than ever the flaws in our system, one that prioritizes military spending and global instability over the well-being of our people."
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Israeli security forces stand by as Palestinian worshippers perform the first Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan outside the closed-down Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on April 24, 2020, amidst heightened security and social distancing measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Will the Coronavirus Change the World? We Must Be Very Careful How We Answer That Question
On Gramsci's "Interregnum" and Zizek's very troubling ethnocentric philosophy.
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Serbian army soldiers wearing gloves and face masks as preventive measures against COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus), patrol on one of the main pedestrian streets in Belgrade on March 17, 2020. (Photo: Vladimir Zivojinovic / AFP via Getty Images) Views
A Pandemic, the Geopolitical Struggle for Power, and the Urgency of Common Security
The pandemic teaches that we are a single interdependent species, and that militarism and xenophobic policies threaten our security and survival.
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The Clorox Presidency: Lord Help Others To See the Truth!
While coronavirus continues to raze the lethally ill-prepared country - cases have soared to almost a million, deaths to 55,411 - and researchers citing a “primary outcome” of death shut down a study testing chloroquine in hopes the move will "serve to curb the exuberant use" of the drug, the...
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 "Sanctions kill innocents indiscriminately just like bombs." News
70+ Groups Demand Trump Immediately End US Sanctions Against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and Others During Covid-19 Crisis
"In a context of global pandemic, impeding medical efforts in one country heightens the risk for all of us."
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A U.S. fighter jet practices maneuvers over the desert. News
'No Warming, No War': Report Details How US Militarism and Climate Crisis Are Deeply Interwoven
"In the face of both COVID-19 and the climate crisis, we urgently need to shift from a culture of war to a culture of care."
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There is an elephant in the room, a piece of history, that we overlook yet explains this ill-preparedness: that one of the WHO’s earliest and most important rules was to avoid politics at all costs. It isn’t set up to deal with, well, you. (Photo: WHO/Twitter) Views
The WHO Has Never Wanted Your Politics
If the WHO did get political, maybe the U.S. wouldn’t have chosen corporate profit over basic human rights, because the WHO would question why the world’s richest country is unable to provide healthcare.
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When you launch an elective, aggressive war of choice, you aren’t a war president, just a war criminal. (Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/via Getty Images) Views
Trump Failed to Vanquish Coronavirus With Hot Air, Now Wants to "Shoot Down" Tiny Iranian Skiffs
What Trump was advising would be a war crime, since Iranian boats that haven’t actually fired on or harmed US vessels have a right to be on the high seas, and interfering in that right to the point of termination with extreme prejudice is illegal.
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The Best People, Also Labradoodles
Photo from Dallas Labradoodles website We take heart in the consistently crackerjack team leading us in this unprecedented health crisis, from the mad king who just fired a leading doctor for arguing against the king's fave quack theories to the sycophantic anti-science zealot who dutifully insists...
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Not only does Moon now have a clear mandate domestically, the global context has changed, paving the way for him to pursue his inter-Korean peace agenda, with or without Washington’s approval. (Photo by South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images) Views
South Korea Is a Model for Combatting COVID-19, It Should Now Take the Lead in Diplomacy With North Korea
Moon has all the leverage he needs to resolve a 70-year-old conflict and create a model for peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
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