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|Not your parents' peace movement
I’ve heard it more times than I can count. What happened to the peace movement? Why aren't people out in the streets? Nobody cares about wars anymore. The immense and effective public backlash ...
|Bad jokes and bad policy: Brennan hearing roundup
John Brennan, President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, faced the Senate Intelligence Committee today. This was a rare opportunity to have congressional discussion on drones and other aspects of ...
|How to know if your government might kill you
In our age of unmanned drones and kill lists, how does an American citizen know whether his own government might decide it’s necessary and lawful to kill him? Or in Justice Department language, ...
|"Cut and run" redux: the Libya war debate
I think sincere, well-intentioned people can disagree about how the US should have responded to the situation in Libya, and I’m glad to see a civil discussion happening amongst people who are ...
|Bullets vs. doughnuts: Bahrain, Yemen and the US response
The media and the public are understandably paying a lot of attention to the brutal repression of the rebellion in Libya and the US and allied response. However, while debate rages about the proper ...
|Does Robert Gates need his head examined?
The New York Times reports today that the US military has begun pulling back from the ...
|Psy ops on senators
Michael Hastings, the reporter famous for bringing down General McChrystal , is back in Rolling Stone with another ...
|Did your representative vote to cut wasteful military spending?
Last week, the House engaged in a budget free-for-all, debating hundreds of amendments on the continuing resolution that would fund the government through the end of the 2011 fiscal year. ...
|Working for peace in 2011: what we're hearing on the Hill
Our political team spent a couple of days last week making the rounds of key congressional offices to strategize, feel out the new political landscape, and push for action on ending the war in ...
|On Afghanistan, Americans aren't buying what the administration is selling
Few Afghanistan policy watchers anticipated any significant revelations in the Obama administration’s review of the war in Afghanistan. Administration officials repeatedly downplayed the ...
|What does this election mean for peace?
Crossposted at Groundswell This past Tuesday was a rough election for many people, ...
|California Democratic Party leaders speak out on war anniversary
The California Democratic Party became the first state party to go on record in favor of ending the war in Afghanistan in ...
|Oregon elected officials: "end the war"
The deficit hawks roaming the halls of Congress seem to have no problem reaching into our pockets to fund a war that is now the longest in U.S. history and shows no prospect of success. Oregonians ...
|You can help progressive Bill Hedrick win-without even leaving home
In less than two months, voters in California’s 44th district will decide between rubber stamp Republican Ken Calvert and progressive champion Bill ...
|Op-ed: the innocent victims of Iran sanctions
I have written numerous times about the many reasons that broad unilateral sanctions against Iran will not work and ...
|Jon Kyl: hypocrite holding our security hostage
While the media was obsessed with its favorite kidnapping story , they have failed to notice that ...
|Brad Sherman wants to hurt Iranians
Amidst the constant political posturing on Iran, most people at least acknowledge that measures should be taken to minimize the impact of sanctions on the Iranian people. People around the world ...
|Just keep your hands off that war money
Last week, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), chair of the State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that she would ...
|McChrystal should take his Afghanistan strategy with him
Not surprisingly, the vast majority of the media coverage around Michael Hastings’ incendiary profile of ...
|The US and Iran one year later: hope for peace?
On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s tumultuous presidential election and its violent aftermath, many Iran watchers are reflecting on the past year and what it means for Iran’s Green ...
|Harman tries to use Peace Action to bolster flimsy progressive record
Facing a tenacious primary challenge from progressive Marcy Winograd , Jane Harman (CA-36), who once described herself ...
|Don't let McCain pull the trigger: no Iranian nuke any time soon
A lot of the rush to enact sanctions on Iran is based on the idea that the clock is quickly ticking down to nuclear catastrophe. Reporting on the state of Iran’s nuclear program is most often ...
|The Wikileaks video is normal, and that's the problem
Following up on my post about the harrowing Wikileaks video of a shooting in Iraq, the debate ...
|Debate the war as it is, not as you want it to be
War is ugly. It sounds like a clich� at this point, and most of us never really have to think about how truly horrifying it is. This week, however, we got some disturbing glimpses into the ...
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