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Rebecca Gordon: Confessions of a Failed Tax Resister

I knew that the IRS wasn’t visiting me as part of an audit of my returns, since I hadn’t filed any for eight years. My partner and I were both informal tax resisters — she, ever since joining the pacifist Catholic Worker organization; and I, ever since I’d returned from Nicaragua in 1984. I’d spent six months traveling that country’s war zones as a volunteer with Witness for Peace.

April 14, 2022 · 2 Comments

Khury Petersen-Smith: Binary thinking on Russia’s war on Ukraine is a losing strategy

We need a progressive politics that shows solidarity with all victims of military violence — while resisting the militarism of our own government.

April 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Ukraine in Perspective

A Historical Feast of Death and Destruction from the Peloponnesian Wars to Late Tomorrow Night.

April 8, 2022 · 4 Comments

Andrea Mazzarino: The Costs of (Another) War

When We Could Be Fighting Climate Change

March 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

Charlie Brice: Out of the Closet

Clothed in my cheap JC Penny’s suit, holding a bible, sitting on a container of disinfectant that smells like murder, like what they’d use to clean the war machine of … Continue reading

March 12, 2022 · 7 Comments

Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis

I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight

February 23, 2022 · 7 Comments

Nan Levinson: The Antiwar Movement That Wasn’t Enough

The Wars We Couldn’t End

February 8, 2022 · 1 Comment

Karen J. Greenberg: Guantánamo’s Forever Elusive Endgame

America’s Prison from Hell: Will We “Celebrate” Its 30th Anniversary?

January 25, 2022 · 1 Comment

William J. Astore: Only Cold-War Fools Hit Replay on Doomsday

It’s finally time for this country to succeed in something again—something noble, something other than the perpetuation of murderous war and the horrific production of genocidal weaponry.

January 19, 2022 · 6 Comments

Karen J. Greenberg: Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Accountability for the mistakes, miscalculations, and lawless policies of the war on terror has proven not just elusive, but inconceivable.

October 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

Nick Turse: A Forever Wall for Our Forever Wars

Americans have been killing civilians since before there was a United States.

September 27, 2021 · 2 Comments

Edison Jennings: The Cats of Rome

The cats of Rome sleep, feed, and breed
among the tumbled travertine, and slip,
tails high, across the flag draped avenues.

September 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies: Waking from Our Post-9/11 nightmare

Our only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.

September 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

What Really Matters in the U.S. of A.

September 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

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