Tag Archives: Obama administration
Chris Hedges: Chronicle of a War Foretold
“The war industry did not intend to shrink its power or its profits. It set out almost immediately to recruit the former Communist Bloc countries into the European Union and NATO. Countries that joined NATO, which now include Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia were forced to reconfigure their militaries, often through hefty loans, to become compatible with NATO military hardware.”
Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War, by Robert C. Koehler
“To declare that nuclear weapons can only “legally” be used in retaliation for a nuclear strike hardly leaves me feeling safe. Are we left with a world continually at war with itself, with our best hope being that all future wars will be waged legally and politely?”
Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story, by Joe Lauria
“This is the end of the case against Julian Assange.” -Edward Snowden
It Is Time To Kill The Espionage Act, by Thor Benson
We’re still seeing the Espionage Act used to kill free speech on a regular basis today, just over a century since its passage into law.
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S INDICTMENT OF JULIAN ASSANGE POSES GRAVE THREATS TO PRESS FREEDOMS
The indictment seeks to criminalize what journalists are not only permitted but ethically required to do: take steps to help their sources maintain their anonymity.
Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race
The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.
When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria
The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]
Ann Wright | Diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.
The Bush administration’s wholesale rejection of the ban on targeted killing or political assassinations reversed a quarter-century of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.
Ann Wright | U.S. Experts Say North Korean Government is NOT Irrational and Call for Talks
In January 2016, as in many previous years, the North Korean government specifically stated that it would end its nuclear testing if the U.S. and South Korea would end military exercises and sign a peace treaty.
Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.
Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]
Michel Chossudovsky | U.S. Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency
Political Insanity prevails. And insanity could potentially unleash World War III.
Nuclear War if Necessary: An Interview With Frontline Filmmaker, John Pilger
That’s the point I was making, that propaganda always leads to war, and that the world war that has begun is the propaganda war … a kind of censorship by omission. You simply leave out the most salient points of the information that people have, and have a right to. This information shows the utter hypocrisy.
▶ William Blum on Covert Wars • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum
How can a democratic society tolerate such a secret and lethal institution that works against the very values America seeks to uphold around the world?
TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab
Such ISDS tribunals have become a cornerstone of so-called “free trade” deals and are included in 3,000 accords world-wide, according to The New York Times. They have been used to attack toxic bans, environmental regulations, access to medicines, and safety laws.
▶ March 2, 2015 Democracy Now! with Noam Chomsky: ISIS, Iraq, Iran, Netanyahu, Israel
Noam Chomsky on How the Iraq War Birthed ISIS & Why U.S. Policy Undermines the Fight Against It Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel’s Goal Isn’t Survival — It’s Regional Dominance Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]
Robert Parry: ‘Realists’ Warn Against Ukraine Escalation
Exclusive: The neocons’ war-and-more-war bandwagon is loaded up again and rolling downhill as “everyone who matters” in Washington is talking up sending sophisticated weapons to Kiev to escalate Ukraine’s civil war, but some “realists,” an endangered species in U.S. foreign policy, dissent, notes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry ConsortiumNews.com February 10, 2015 In recent years, Official Washington – the politicians, […]