Little has truly changed since I wrote this piece almost three years ago about my own abortion. Yes, Donald Trump went on to add his third appointee, Amy Coney Barrett, to the Supreme Court. In her confirmation hearings, like
“In the richest country in the world, it’s an injustice that millions of people lack basic health care,” said Sen. Ed Markey.
“[T]he richest country in the world [is] struggling to provide basic nutrition to many of its infants,” according to Vox.
Politico tells us that “the richest country in the world could find itself out of money to combat a Covid resurgence on its own soil.”
“In the richest country in the history of the world, it is absurd, to say the least, that we have sentenced
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 11, 2022
If I object, in the United States, to the Israeli government’s brutal occupation of Palestine, most people will not only know what I’m talking about but also understand immediately what a hateful antisemite I must be.
If, on the other hand, I object, in the United States, to Morocco’s brutal occupation of Western Sahara, most people will have no idea what I’m talking about. Isn’t that actually worse?
Remarkably, the Moroccan government is
Count on one thing: a Congress that can agree on next to nothing Americans might actually want or need will undoubtedly usher through with all due speed President Biden’s recent $33 billion request for arms
Although great empires rank among the most powerful engines of world history, they are also among the most dangerous, especially as they brood over their decline.
The Russian empire provides a striking illustration of this phenomenon. Traditionally referred to as the “prison of nations,” Russia, in its Czarist and Soviet phases, controlled a vast Eurasian land mass of subject
By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 6, 2022
When we doubt that swift and dramatic change is possible, what we really mean is that we haven’t seen much swift and dramatic change for the better lately. There’s actually no disputing that massive and almost instant change is perfectly possible. For example, in a matter of days, the unified voices of virtually every television network, newspaper, news website, and entertainment outlet in the United States took millions of people without a thought