Skip to main content

Common Dreams. Journalism funded by people, not corporations.

There has never been—and never will be—an advertisement on our site except for this one: without readers like you supporting our work, we wouldn't exist.

No corporate influence. No pay-wall. Independent news and opinion 365 days a year that is freely available to all and funded by those who support our mission: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good.

Our mission is clear. Our model is simple. If you can, please support our Fall Campaign today.

Support Our Work -- No corporate influence. No pay-wall. Independent news funded by those who support our mission: To inform. To inspire. To ignite change for the common good. Please support our Fall Campaign today.

War on Terror


Climate Cassandra: Seeing the Future When No One Believes You

For the sake of the planet, let us hope that this time the Cassandra's of the world are believed.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Drones Must Be Banned as Weapons

America's parting drone attack in Afghanistan, which killed an aid worker and his family, is emblematic of the entire drone war.

Peter Weiss ·


Did the United Nations Just Abandon Yemen?

United Nations Human Rights Council action silences Yemeni victims of human rights abuses.

Kathy Kelly ·


Progressives to Put US War Crimes on Trial and Demand Freedom for Julian Assange

The second annual Belmarsh Tribunal is "convening parliamentarians, journalists, lawyers, and investigators to fight for truth and justice against Assange's extradition to the United States."

Brett Wilkins ·


Heroes or Parasites: Europe's Self-Serving Politics on Refugees

Instead of developing a unified global strategy that places the welfare of the refugees of these conflicts as a top priority, many countries ignored them altogether, blamed them for their own misery and, at times, treated them as if they were criminals and outlaws.

Ramzy Baroud ·


Life in the Post-9/11 Military: A Navy Wife's Perspective

Over the last decade, I've felt as if the tiny community of discontented, activist-minded spouses I've associated with and the mob-like structures of the military conformists who eternally try to rope us in or dismiss us seemed to recreate post-9/11 America in a microcosm.

Andrea Mazzarino ·


War, Torture, and Mass Death: On the US Refusal to Apologize for Its Post-9/11 Carnage

No accountability. No apologies. It's the American way.

Karen Greenberg ·


An Open Letter to Biden: Feminists Call for an End to the War on Terror

As transnational feminists united against militarism and war, we call for a new U.S. foreign policy that recognizes interdependence and prioritizes connection and cooperation, reparations for historic and systemic harms, valuing people and the planet over profit, and protecting everyone, especially those made most vulnerable.

Feminist Peace Initiative ·


Why Does Congress Fight Over Funding Childcare But Not F-35s?

Real fiscal insanity is what Congress does year after year, taking most of its discretionary spending off the table and handing it over to the Pentagon before even considering the country’s urgent domestic needs.

Medea Benjamin ·


Good Riddance to the Horrible Failures of CENTCOM

Recovering from America's imperial delusions.

Andrew Bacevich ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Support our work.

We are independent, non-profit, advertising-free and 100% reader supported.

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values.
Direct to your inbox.

Subscribe to our Newsletter.


Common Dreams, Inc. Founded 1997. Registered 501(c3) Non-Profit | Privacy Policy
Common Dreams Logo