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Osama Bin Laden's Ghost and the Multi-Trilion-Dollar Cost of Endless War

Twenty years of military quagmire of the Middle East has contributed to the fraying of the U.S. economy even as China has rapidly become the new center of global capital accumulation.

Walden Bello ·


Progressives Rally to Defend Ilhan Omar After 'Bad Faith' Attack by House Democratic Leadership

"Instead of taking on Ilhan, lawmakers should focus on injustice, human rights abuses, and acts of violence being committed at home and abroad," asserted Rep. Pramila Jayapal.

Brett Wilkins ·


A True Biden Withdrawal From Afghanistan? Don't Bet on It

Biden has promised an end to the endless wars. But such promises are not easy to keep.

Walden Bello ·


Biden Joins Long Line of Presidents to 'Woefully' Undercount Civilians Killed in US Wars

"Victims, their families, and the American public deserve far better than this."

Brett Wilkins ·


What Solidarity With Palestine Means

As global solidarity with Palestinians continues to grow, how can the lessons of this movement benefit other colonized and oppressed peoples?

Rebecca Ruth Gould ·


Study Shows 91% of People Killed or Injured by Explosives in Global Cities Were Civilians

In its new report, Action on Armed Violence urges states and others to "commit politically to stop using explosive weapons with wide area effects in populated areas."

Jessica Corbett ·


Congress Urged to Divert Pentagon Dollars After Afghan Withdrawal Towards Social Uplift, Climate Emergency

"The real security challenges of today—from the climate crisis to global inequality—demand that we cut the Pentagon budget and invest instead in human needs," said one peace advocate who backed a letter to U.S. lawmakers.

Brett Wilkins ·


As US Clears 3 Detainees for Release, Amnesty Demands Biden Close Gitmo

"President Biden cannot have true credibility advocating for other countries to respect human rights if he does not prioritize closing Guantánamo."

Brett Wilkins ·


With Afghanistan Withdrawal Underway, New Report Reveals Costs of Post-9/11 Wars for US Allies

"Americans do not fully understand, do not acknowledge, the sacrifices that allies made in Afghanistan," said the report's author.

Jessica Corbett ·


Afghans Grieve After 68 Killed, 165 Injured in School Bombing

"Schools should be safe havens for children, not zones of war."

Kenny Stancil ·

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