Tag: United States

Will a formidable peace movement ever emerge that can succeed in stopping it? This past week, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrated its 75th anniversary by hosting a summit in Washington, D.C., where its founding treaty was signed. A declaration issued at the summit made clear NATO’s intent to continuously...
About ten years ago, I attended a lecture by noted anti-war author Andrew Bacevich, a professor of international relations at Boston University and former Army colonel whose son died in Iraq. Bacevich provided critical commentary on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and then advocated for restoring the draft...
Venezuela has itself experienced multiple U.S.-backed coup attempts On June 27, 2024, the Venezuelan government condemned the failed military coup attempt that sought to unseat Bolivia’s left-wing government. Venezuela’s government has itself survived repeated coup attempts backed by the United States since the country’s Bolivarian Revolution in the late 1990s. The...
Thomas Merton was the most influential Catholic writer of the 20th century.  He was almost as well-known in the United States as the author Ernest Hemingway or the popular Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.  He had been raised in France where his American mother and New Zealander father had met in a...
With all the glorification of our “heroes” in uniform—a glorification that seems to grow in inverse proportion to the real need for them—a person could begin to feel afraid to utter aloud the sort of jokes that people used to make. For instance, you might feel the need to...
Like other campuses during the spring, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, was roiled by student protests over the Israel-Gaza War. One of the demands of the protesters was that Cornell divest from Technion, an Israeli science and technology research and development center that lies at the heart of the...
In Part 1 of this article, a brief outline of the evolution of the Monroe Doctrine makes clear how utterly destructive that doctrine and its descendants have become to the nations of Latin America and the United States, both to its relationship to Latin America and to the fundamental...
Politicians in the small Caucasian nation of Georgia have been sanctioned by Washington for “undermining democracy” and depriving Georgian people of “fundamental freedoms,” simply because its parliament has passed a law to control foreign influence over Georgian politics. Politicians in another small country, Nicaragua, were subjected to U.S. sanctions for...
30% of Rim of the Pacific Naval Forces Are from NATO Europe As the United States increases its military confrontation with China through new military bases on Guam and the Philippines and more land, sea and air exercises with countries in the Asia-Pacific, the world’s largest naval war exercises are...
Last December, U.S. Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) introduced Resolution 943 in Congress, to have the United States formally renounce and annul the Monroe Doctrine. Meanwhile, the government of Honduran President Xiomara Castro has withdrawn Honduras from an arbitration mechanism in the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) that allows...