What Peace Looks Like

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Obama Peace Prize — If Americans wanted their president to hobble around singing “Bomb Iran” we had that choice.

December 7th, Then and Now…

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Pearl Harbor Day : The Greatest Generation quite literally saved the world from continued genocide and brutal repression that knew no bounds.

Wendell Berry’s Pacifism: Part II, 1970-2013

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Walter Moss: In his 1968 anti-Vietnam-War speech Berry mentioned the claim that we are a Christian and a democratic country, but that he found “nothing in the Gospels or in the Declaration of Independence or in the Constitution to justify . . . our slaughter of women and children.”

Who Killed JFK, and Why

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Brent Budowsky: My best guess is that Kennedy was assassinated by some combination of players from a rogue element of the military industrial complex, a rogue element that included a small group of hard-liners within the CIA and the military who operated outside the regular channels.

What Drone Technology Has Unleashed

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Munir Moon: Al-Qaeda could not have imagined that Washington would be doing its work for them by keeping America in a never-ending state of war and fear while losing our privacy and civil liberties.

Hungary Then, Syria Now: The Wisdom of Avoiding War

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Tom Hall: There is some humor in watching Tea Bag Republican politicians fall all over themselves to condemn President Obama for refusing to commit the U.S. to jump into a civil war on the side currently dominated by al Qaeda and Hamas fighters.

Iraq Makes Request for WMDs

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Tina Dupuy: Now if arming a Middle Eastern country with a solid history of sectarian violence sounds vaguely familiar and like an acutely bad idea—it’s because we’ve done it before.

Pakistan Drone Story Ignored Military Opposition to Strikes

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Gareth Porter: Pakistani military leadership had turned decisively against the drone war for years and has been strongly pressing in meetings with U.S. officials that Pakistan be given a veto over targeting.

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