Even if everything Secretary of State John Kerry says about chemical weapons in Syria were true, the evidence would prove only that Bashar al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war.
For once, I would love to hear a government official reject a call to war because it is immoral; because we have greater needs here at home that require our attention and our funds; because we’re already $1 trillion poorer due to these endless, mindless wars; because America should not be policing the world; because we refuse to enrich the military industrial complex while impoverishing our nation; because endless wars will never result in peace; and because there are never any winners in war, only losers.
The CIA finally acknowledged its role in organizing the 1953 Iranian coup d’état, one of the first trades of blood for oil and the inspiration for decades of war, terrorism and hatred.
GENEVA, Switzerland – U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning has been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau, itself a former recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
At 10:56 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to take a step on the moon. Armstrong told a world-wide television audience, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Wells filled with waste injection fluids at oil and gas fields across the United States are at risk of small earthquakes triggered by larger temblors across the globe, according to a new study published Thursday.
Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a study published Monday.
WOODS HOLE, Mass. – A seemingly permanent sense of crisis has engulfed our political world – Benghazi, the sequester, the hunt for rogue IRS agents. President Obama must break free if he is to govern effectively. He can do so by speaking forcefully on the most profound crisis confronting this nation:
As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can find. Major advanced countries — and their citizens — need a comprehensive tax agreement that won’t allow global corporations to get away with this.
A new survey finds near-unanimous consensus among scientists that climate change is caused by human activity.