Tomgram: Clarence Lusane, A Trumpian World of Them

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Think about it. Next time around, Donald Trump would essentially be able to do anything. Anything. As long, of course, as he’s president of these increasingly (dis-)United States. And for that version of reality, he can thank the Supreme Court, the very one he empowered with those three court selections of his. In its most recent presidential decision, that court read more

Tomgram: Ariel Dorfman, Clarence and Ginni Thomas Finally Get Their Due

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For just a moment imagine Clarence Thomas — yes, Clarence T! — as the president of the United States. It’s a mad thought, right? Or is it? One thing is clear: the present Trumpian Supreme Court — and no, The Donald didn’t appoint Clarence Thomas, but he might as well have along with the three (in)justices he did put there — is taking read more

NATO’s Wars Versus Human Survival

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The NATO of the popular imagination is an assembly of representatives of democratic nations who commit to making the world more peaceful, including by militarily defending each other if one of them is attacked. There could hardly exist a more grave collection of lies. NATO is in fact an institution devoted primarily to the increased sale of weaponry to governments of every type — neither its members nor its often openly dictatorial partners acting at the bidding read more

Busboys and Poets Was Packed Friday Night to Welcome Those in Town to Unwelcome NATO to Washington DC

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 5, 2024

In Washington, D.C., on Friday the convention center looked like this:

But nearby in Busboys and Poets restaurant, the scene looked like this:

Here’s what it sounded like:

These fine people were in town to unwelcome NATO! See

Some of them had walked to Washington from Maine! See:

Veterans For Peace Walk from Maine, Arrive in DC to Unwelcome NATO

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 5, 2024

They walked form Maine and arrived in Washington, D.C., today in unbearable heat. See:

The first order of business was blocking K Street.

Then on to the White House:

Tarak Kauff commented on why he had walked so far:

Ben Grosscup gave them a welcoming song:

We’re all preparing to unwelcome NATO to Washington. See:

VIDEO: Canada Out of NATO

By Yves Engler, July 5, 2024

On the eve of NATO’s 75-year anniversary celebration in Washington DC, the co-author of NATO: What You Need To Know joined Talking Foreign Policy: an internationalist perspective on Canadian foreign policy. Yves talks about Canada’s role in NATO and David Swanson details how the alliance launches wars of aggression and promotes arms sales. read more

Believing in Nuclear Deterrence and Angels

“Despite the fact that deterrence remains an article of faith among the ‘realists’ who have orchestrated U.S. strategic policy and who continue to do so, despite its incoherence and instability, much of this faith is lip service only, analogous to deeply religious individuals who profess belief in heaven, yet rarely rejoice when a loved one dies. Thus, if the U.S. government really believed in nuclear deterrence — or in the billions of dollars spent on Ballistic Missile read more