San Diego Actions>> Can’t make it to San Diego? Consider coming to another one of the No Drones actions throughout April around the country, or organize your own! Thursday, April 4 San Diego Veterans for Peace demonstration at General Atomics Production Site When: 3 pm Where: General Atomics Production Facility, 14200 Kirkham Way, Poway, [...]
by Medea Benjamin and Robert Naiman The US peace delegation photographed in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 4th, 2012. (Photo: Flickr / 23rdstudios.com) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Many Americans have an image of Pakistan and its people as “teeming with anti-Americanism.” Americans see images on TV of angry Pakistani demonstrators burning American flags. Indeed, polls say three [...]
By Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin One could be forgiven for thinking there’s anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant warrior whose greatest fault – should they deign to [...]
On May 29, The New York Times published an extraordinarily in-depth look at the intimate role President Obama has played in authorizing US drone attacks overseas, particularly in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. It is chilling to read the cold, macabre ease with which the President and his staff decide who will live or die. The [...]
By Sharon Miller Although I plan to celebrate Mother’s Day with my own mother (hi, Mom!), I have to admit that my knowledge of the experience of motherhood is somewhat limited: I am not a mother. I have never been pregnant, and I have never participated in childrearing. While I like kids, I go back [...]
By Charles Davis and Medea Benjamin
In an age when U.S. power can be projected through private mercenary armies and unmanned Predator drones, the U.S. military need no longer rely on massive, conventional ground forces to pursue its imperial agenda, a fact President Barack Obama is now acknowledging. But make no mistake: while the tactics may be changing, the U.S. taxpayer – and poor foreigners abroad – will still be saddled with overblown military budgets and militaristic policies.