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After Nearly 20-Year Assault on Afghanistan, Biden Says 'It Is Time to End America's Longest War'

White House announcement for complete withdrawal comes nearly two decades after the U.S. president, then a senator, backed the 2001 invasion.

Brett Wilkins ·


Progressives Welcome 'Incredibly Encouraging News' of Planned US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

"With today's decision, President Biden recognizes what the people of the United States and Afghanistan have long known: we simply cannot bomb our way to peace."

Brett Wilkins ·


As Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Pleads Guilty, Advocates Warn of 'Profound Threat' to Free Press

"Using the Espionage Act in this way to prosecute journalists' sources as spies chills newsgathering and discourages sources from coming forward with information in the public interest."

Brett Wilkins ·


'We Need to Make Sure It's Done Right': Peace Advocates Welcome Biden Move to Limit War Powers

The president and Congress, said one leading anti-war campaigner, "must work together to actually end the decades long fighting, killing, dying, and spending that is on automatic pilot."

Brett Wilkins ·


'Shameful': Millionaire Senators Vote Against Popular Minimum Wage Raise That Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty

"It is despicable and unacceptable that there is not unanimous support among Democrats in Congress for a $15 minimum wage," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Kenny Stancil ·


'You Do Love to See it': Progressives Cheer Withdrawal of Neera Tanden's OMB Nomination

"The reason to celebrate the end of Neera Tanden's nomination has nothing to do with her late-night out-of-control rage-tweeting and everything to do with her record."

Brett Wilkins ·


Sanders Warns Biden Attack on Syria Puts US on 'Path of Continuing the Forever War Instead of Ending It'

"Our Constitution is clear that it is Congress, not the president, who has the authority to declare war," the senator asserted.

Brett Wilkins ·


'A Day Peace Activists... Have Been Waiting For': Biden Vows to Curb US Support for Saudi-Led War on Yemen

"This decision is the result of years of activism from Yemeni Americans and grassroots activists all over the world. Congrats to lovers of peace everywhere who know #YemenCantWait."

Kenny Stancil ·



'Good': Anti-War Democrats Applaud Biden for Freeze on US Arms Sales to Saudis and UAE

"This is an important first step in ending our material support for war globally, and the genocide in Yemen in particular," said Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Brett Wilkins ·

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