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With Wars to Wage, Who Can Afford Peace?

Why do we spend trillions of dollars preparing for and waging war and, in comparison, pennies on the creation of peace—on the outreach and empathy that emerge from our knowledge that we are all one?
Robert C. Koehler ·

This Time the Collapse Will Be Global

The archeological remains of past civilizations, including those of the prehistoric Cahokia temple mound complex in Illinois, are sobering reminders of our fate.

Chris Hedges ·

The Costs of Investing in War, Not Human Livelihood

War and ever greater preparations for more of it do not lay the groundwork for a good democracy.

Andrea Mazzarino ·

No Excuse for NPR's Distorted History of US Invasion of Afghanistan

NPR should present a clearer picture of historical events to provide proper context for their listeners, and to avoid legitimizing the ongoing, massively destructive policies of the United States by promoting official state mythology.

Bryce Greene ·

Israel Continues to Routinize 'Systematic Slaughter'

Israel is engaging in straight-up terrorism—at least according to, you know, the Cambridge Dictionary definition.

Belén Fernández ·

Anti-War Veterans Group Asks Biden to 'Read Our Nuclear Posture Review Before Releasing Yours'

"Are you willing to risk a civilization-ending apocalypse by playing nuclear chicken with other nuclear-armed nations? Or will you lead us toward a planet that is free of nuclear weapons?"

Jessica Corbett ·

UN Chief Demands 'Common Sense' Restraint After Fresh Shelling at Ukraine Nuclear Plant

Any damage to Zaporizhzhia could lead to "catastrophic consequences" in the region and beyond, warned António Guterres.

Kenny Stancil ·

70+ Economists Say US Must Return $7 Billion Stolen From Afghan People

"The people of Afghanistan have been made to suffer doubly for a government they did not choose," says a new letter.

Kenny Stancil ·

Since 9/11 the US Has Increased Military Interventions to Historic Levels

America has conducted nearly 400 interventions since its founding, with more than a quarter in the last 30 years.

Nick Turse ·

DOJ Charges Iranian Over Alleged Plot to Assassinate John Bolton

Officials have accused Shahram Poursafi of trying to hire a hitman to avenge the death of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general who the U.S. assassinated with a drone strike in 2020.

Kenny Stancil ·

Pentagon Contractors in Afghanistan Pocketed $108 Billion Over 20 Years

Military contracting "obscures where and how taxpayer money flows," and "makes it difficult to know how many people are employed, injured, and killed," said the Costs of War Project report's author.

Jessica Corbett ·

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