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These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America

by Laura Carlsen

The Nation, Nov-17-2017 | Article

They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations... Read More »

Massive Overkill

by William D. Hartung

War is Boring, Nov-15-2017 | Article

This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and published by New Press... Read More »

Who’s Really Driving Nuclear-Weapons Production?

by William D. Hartung

The Nation, Nov-14-2017 | Article

Follow the money... Read More »

How to Wield Influence and Sell Weaponry in Washington

by William D. Hartung

Common Dreams, Nov-14-2017 | Article

Unless the nuclear spending spree long in the making is stopped thanks to public opposition, the rise of an antinuclear movement, or Congressional action, we're in trouble ... Read More »

DONALD TRUMP’S HOLLOW PROMISES ON ARMS SALES TO JAPAN

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, Nov-09-2017 | Article

It may not surprise you to learn that as with many other important issues, Donald Trump doesn’t understand how the global arms trade works... Read More »

16 years, $5.6 trillion later, are the post-9/11 wars worth it?

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Nov-08-2017 |

This week the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center released a report that estimates the current and future costs of U.S. involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other post-9/11 conflicts at an astonishing $5.6 trillion... Read More »

Leading from the left

by Harry Blaney

The Guardian, Nov-05-2017 | Letter

As an observer of European politics, I found the summary of the need for a realignment of the moderate left in Europe by Denis MacShane ('What Gordon Brown could learn from this old communist', Comment, last week) to be a necessary call for a rebuilding of a withered 'liberal' politics - in the American sense - throughout the EU... Read More »

Putting the Brake on U.S. Military Actions

by William D. Hartung

NY Times, Oct-29-2017 | Letter

Your welcome editorial describes the scale, range and duration of the multiple American military operations abroad... Read More »

A Breath of Fresh Air on Nuclear Weapons Policy

by William D. Hartung

Lobe Log, Oct-27-2017 |

For the growing number of Americans who are now paying attention to the long-neglected issue of the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, the primary reaction is fear, focused on one of three concerns: fear of a nuclear North Korea, fear of a war on the Korean peninsula, or fear of a nuclear war... Read More »

Harry Blaney: Letter to the Editor

by Harry Blaney

The Sunday Times, Oct-27-2017 | Letter

Brexit will in time erase any real influence by Britain over events in Europe and in America. This self-isolation and disengagement will have a negative impact on the UK’s security, economy and global standing. Many from the EU nations died side by side with Britons and Americans in the Second World War to bring about a Europe that is united, democratic and at peace... Read More »

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