Tag Archive for militarism

Border Militarization and Empire: An Interview with Todd Miller

By Will Sarvis, 2018 Border Studies Intern Tucson-based journalist Todd Miller’s forthcoming book Empire of Borders  will address border imperialism and the expansion of border apparatuses around the world. He has written for the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, Guernica, Al Jazeera English, and NACLA Report on the Americas. This interview will be featured…

People’s Human Rights Observatory Declaration of Support for Peace in Colombia

Peace in Colombia is threatened by the highest number of politically motivated murders in seven years, with more than one victim every three days. And while the FARC-EP has met every agreement, including complete disarmament, the government is dragging its feet and failing to meet its obligations in several key areas. Following is a declaration…

Message from Hubert Ballesteros, Colombian unionist and political prisoner, to North American labor and solidarity activists

Originally published in Fight Back! News Versión en español The following message is a response to a series of questions posed to Hubert Ballesteros by James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice. Ballesteros was arrested while negotiating for the National Agrarian Strike of 2013 and charged with Rebellion. He was also serving on the…

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to say: How the broad climate movement has failed us

 Graffiti from Havana, Cuba By James Jordan (Originally published in Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal) January 13, 2016 – It has been a month since the UN climate summit in Paris, aka COP 21. One might expect the kind of ebb and flow we often see in popular movements. Interest in climate issues, the…

US Labor Against the War Workshop

From a War Economy to a Peace Economy:The Challenge of Economic Conversion Millions of workers in the U.S. are employed by the military-industrial-security complex. What are the steps we must take to move the country from a war and military-dependent economy to a sustainable demilitarized economy? How do we engage those whose jobs and incomes…

Review of Jean Bricmont’s Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War

This is the first in a series of book reviews on militarism by Midge Quandt. Jean Bricmont, Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, Monthly Review Press, 2006, 183 pp. Since the end of the Cold War, the doctrine of humanitarian intervention — which asserts that severe human rights violations justify the abrogation of…

LASC Militarism Conference Workshop Schedule Announced

The program committee for the Latin America Solidarity Coalition’s conference to build a stronger movement to end US militarism and the militarization of relations with Latin America has announced the workshop schedule for the conference. An outstanding line-up of workshops makes this conference on US militarism one of the most important conferences for the anti-war…

Honduras Solidarity Network: Day of Action March 30th

“One Teacher Dead – Twenty teachers jailed for ‘sedition’ and ‘illicit protests’. Teachers threatened with mass firings for their national strike against the repression and attacks.” “Journalists attacked by police – Cameraman in hospital after police deliberately fire tear gas bomb at his face” “Massive use of tear gas and beatings send teachers, students, and…

Let’s end the wars, cut the Pentagon, and fund our communities!

The Alliance for Global Justice has joined New Priorities and we think your group should too! New Priorities is a network of peace and economic justice organizations. We are helping build cross-constituency coalitions city by city. With budget crises stretching from our neighborhoods to Washington, we can start moving money from the war budget and…