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Statement from CREDO, MoveOn, and Win Without War on Donald Trump’s Latest Comments about North Korea

by Win Without War

Common Dreams, Sep-19-2017 |

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations General Assembly today – and in particular, his remarks about North Korea – was nothing short of a complete failure of American leadership... Read More »

Loving USAID to Death

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Sep-18-2017 |

For those who recall the relentless attacks on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the recent outpouring of support for the institution and its mission is simply stunning... Read More »

Chocolate's Dark Secrets

by Glenn Hurowitz

Sep-13-2017 | Report

A new investigation by Mighty Earth, “Chocolate’s Dark Secret,” finds that a large amount of the cocoa used in chocolate produced by Mars, Nestle, Hershey’s, Godiva, and other major chocolate companies was grown illegally in national parks and other protected areas in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The countries are the world’s two largest cocoa producers... Read More »

The Divine in the Resistance

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, Sep-12-2017 |

The fight to end racism, greed and militarism that foster America’s wars at home and abroad... Read More »

Burning Paradise: One Year Later

by Glenn Hurowitz

YouTube, Sep-06-2017 | Video

This week marks one year since we launched our “Burning Paradise” report to kick off the Korindo campaign... Read More »

Win Without War: More US Troops to Afghanistan is Not a Strategy for Peace

by Stephen Miles

Common Dreams, Aug-22-2017 | Press Release

Win Without War Director, Stephen Miles, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will expand America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan... Read More »

The Lies on Afghanistan Trump Will Now Tell

by Matthew Hoh

Common Dreams, Aug-21-2017 |

There has never been progress by the U.S. military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the U.S. military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering and destruction... Read More »

Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia: The Corporate Connection

by Derek Paulhus, William D. Hartung

Aug-10-2017 | Report

The U.S. arms sales relationship with Saudi Arabia is increasingly controversial as a result of the brutal Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen, which has utilized U.S.-supplied weaponry to target civilians, causing thousands of deaths in the process... Read More »

And the Foreign Affairs Reorganization Fight Is On!

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Aug-10-2017 |

Buffeted by a double whammy of restructuring proposals—one from the White House recommending a transfer of the State Department’s Population, Refugees, and Migration Bureau (PRM) to the Department of Homeland Security, another from development experts recommending a merger of PRM’s programs into the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—the heavyweights are striking back... Read More »

Why diplomacy with North Korea works better than ‘fire and fury’

by William D. Hartung

The Hill, Aug-09-2017 |

President Trump’s statement that North Korea will face “fire and fury” “like the world has never seen” if it continues to make threats against the United States is reckless and alarming... Read More »

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