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DSA International Committee Calls For Drastic Cuts To Military Spending

Take Action Now By DSA International Committee [Below is an important statement from the DSA International Committee calling for drastic cuts to military spending, released on September, 11, 2021…

9/11 & The War On Terror: A Queer Afghan Reflects

Take Action Now Queer Crescent Today’s news cycle runs the risk of elevating the self-serving, jingoistic apologetics for the U.S. Global War on Terror. To help counter that narrative,…

9/11 – 48th Anniversary of the Death of Salvador Allende & the Coup in Chile

Take Action Now By NACLA Today is the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. That attack spurred one of the most destructive eras in U.S. history, that of the…

The War Machine Has Embedded Itself In American Culture

Take Action Now By Chauncey Devega, Salon [Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Let us pause to consider the true cost of America’s policies in the Middle East – and around the…

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Wanted: Five Congress Members To Move Spending From Militarism To Where It’s Needed

Take Action Now By RootsAction Many activists and — to take them at their word — even many Congress Members want military spending dramatically reduced and moved into useful spending areas. You can…

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U.S. Wars Abroad Are Intimately Tied to Police Brutality at Home

Take Action Now By Khury Petersen-Smith, YES Magazine When U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar decried Israel’s 11-day aerial bombardment of Gaza this May and declared that “Palestinians deserve protection,”…

Afghanistan Wasn’t A Mistake; It Was Lies All The Way Down

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation They lied. They lied repeatedly, year after year, about America’s longest war—the Afghanistan fiasco now in its 19th year. They—presidents, department heads,…

Don’t Be Misled: Afghan Women Hated The Occupation

By Anand Gopal, The New Yorker In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them. More than seventy per cent of Afghans do not…

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America Can Afford Investments at Home If We Could Afford War On Terror

Take Action Now By Katrina vanden Heuvel, RSN / Washington Post Here’s the price tag: $5.48 trillion. No, that’s not the cost of what President Biden is calling a “generational investment” to rebuild…

U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Would Be Funny If It Weren’t So Tragic

By Thomas Meaney, London Review of Books Your cause is right and God is on your side! Zbigniew Brzezinski, US national security adviser, to the Afghan mujahedin, 3 February 1980 I have benefited so…