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textOpportunity instead of crises and End this madness! by Urs P Gasche and Yanis Varoufakis
Almost no one asks what an economic policy looks like that no longer subordinates everything to economic growth: How to reduce the debt mountain to a reasonable level without GDP growth? How can pensions be secured without GDP growth and how can sufficient gainful employment be guaranteed?...
Posted: Tue, Aug 16, 2022 1:25am PDT
textHiroshima is everywhere. The never-ending struggle by Leo Ensel and Andreas Zumach
Times have changed considerably. In the past two decades, almost all disarmament and arms control treaties have been scrapped - exclusively on the initiative of the USA - including the most important disarmament treaty in world history, the INF Treaty signed by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan at the end of 1987....
Posted: Wed, Aug 10, 2022 7:04am PDT
textU.S. out of — where you don't belong! by Laura Wells
What do we want? Sovereignty, not oligarchy, colonialism, imperialism, nor meddling with our bodies....
Posted: Mon, Aug 8, 2022 3:34pm PDT
textNegotiating to end the Ukraine War isn't Appeasement by Charles A. Kupchan
A negotiated end to the conflict is the right goal — and one that needs to arrive sooner rather than later. Ukraine likely lacks the combat power to expel Russia from all of its territory, and the momentum on the battlefield is shifting in Russia’s favor. The longer this conflict continues, the greater the death and destruction....
Posted: Thu, Aug 4, 2022 9:53am PDT
textNancy Pelosi Could Get Us All Killed by Norman Solomon
With a green light from Joe Biden...
Posted: Sun, Jul 31, 2022 11:04pm PDT
textHow they fuel war fever and At the root by John Molyneux and Felix Feistel
As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, the ground is being prepared for a NATO-led escalation in the form of sanctions and possibly military action. John Molyneux examines how the establishment is stoking war fever to win public support from people who would not normally want war. Most of the time, most people don't want war....
Posted: Sun, Jul 17, 2022 10:41am PDT
textPutin's authoritarian regime poses as resistance fighter by Ernst Lohoff
Autocrats of all stripes cast themselves in the pose of anti-imperialist fighters and loudly refuse any paternalism of the West, all the while angling to do business with it...Today’s authoritarian rulers are playing fast and loose. They seek antagonism with the West in order to secure control over their own populations....
Posted: Thu, Jul 14, 2022 3:07pm PDT
textThe New NATO Strategic Concept: 6 Articles by `Anti-Spiegel
Collective pressure in a broad societal dimension is necessary for a cease-fire - in the perspective of a viable European security architecture...At the core of a sustainable compromise between Russia, Ukraine and the United States could be a universally guaranteed and UN-sponsored guarantee of Ukraine's full sovereignty and military neutrality...
Posted: Sun, Jul 10, 2022 10:21am PDT
textNegotiating at last and The Russian-American Friendship by Peace council and Birgit Naujeck
In fact, Russia's war is a response to NATO's eastward expansion, long criticized by the peace movement, and to Western policies of rearmament and confrontation, by which Russia feels more and more existentially threatened. It began as early as the 1990s with the expansion of NATO - contrary to clear, binding commitments to Moscow......
Posted: Wed, Jun 29, 2022 6:33am PDT
textThere is no alternative to ceasefire negotiations / The rebel within us by Stephen Brues and Roland Rottenfusser
There is no alternative to negotiations on ceasefires and ceasefires, is there? That is where all the power should be concentrated. If that succeeds, the bombing will also stop....
Posted: Mon, Jun 27, 2022 7:17am PDT
textNo Fear of Peace Negotiations by Happiness Study Group
For Ukraine, security means that a peace agreement will not be followed by renewed Russian threats or incursions. For Russia, security means that their withdrawal from Ukraine will not be followed by NATO's eastward expansion. In short, peace means a neutral Ukraine whose sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are assured....
Posted: Wed, Jun 22, 2022 4:23am PDT
textReaching a Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine by Happiness Study Group
For Ukraine, security means that a peace agreement will not be followed by renewed Russian threats or incursions. For Russia, security means that withdrawing from Ukraine will not be followed by the eastward expansion of NATO and heavy armaments into Ukraine. Peace, in short, means a neutral Ukraine that is secure in its sovereignty and independence....
Posted: Wed, Jun 22, 2022 3:52am PDT
textA new quality of crisis by Tomasz Konicz
From the systemic urge to self-destruction arises the survival necessity of the emancipatory overcoming of capital. The capitalist regime of constraint must be transformed into history. The struggle for the transformation of the system would thus have to be the central moment of left practice, instead of losing oneself in perseverance for NATO or Putin....
Posted: Sat, Jun 18, 2022 8:53am PDT
textBring meaningful change to Iraq for PTSD Awareness Month by Iraq Solidarity News (Al-Thawra)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is caused by highly stressful, frightening or distressing events. Someone with PTSD often relives the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt....
Posted: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 12:16am PDT
textMedia and Congress Enable Biden's Silence on Nuclear War Danger by Norman Solomon
So many evasive words...
Posted: Wed, Jun 8, 2022 7:53pm PDT
textBetween two worlds by Kai Ehlers
Putin is our new tsar, quite simply. I call him an authoritarian modernizer who stands in the balancing act between neoliberalism and monarchist tradition and wants to reorganize the country from this position....
Posted: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 6:43am PDT
textNo to Nato and war - Yes to peace by Tilo Graeser
"Peace is too important to be left to politicians," the publicist stressed, which is why a strong peace movement is still needed. Historian Peter Brandt then spoke in favor of a European security architecture that includes Russia....
Posted: Fri, Jun 3, 2022 9:07am PDT
textThe historic push of East Central; Europe into Nato by Jorg Muller-Muralt and Alfred Weber
What is the end of the war song? It is and was destruction, death, human suffering and traumatized populations. And in our time, in addition, it is the suspension of the necessary global and joint efforts of all nations in the fight against the threat of climate catastrophe....
Posted: Wed, Jun 1, 2022 7:41am PDT
text“Gun Control” at the Pentagon? Don’t Even Think About It. by Norman Solomon
For whom the bombs toll...
Posted: Tue, May 31, 2022 8:21am PDT
textOpen letter to Noam Chomsky by Repost
Open Letter to Noam Chomsky (and other like-minded intellectuals) on the Russia-Ukraine war...
Posted: Sun, May 29, 2022 9:40am PDT