David Swanson Trump is for nationalism. So the "Resistance" is predictably for... wait for it... the right kind of nationalism — or nationalism worn properly, as The Week advises. The problem isn't nationalism, The Hill informs us, it's phony nationalism and spurious nationalism, or as the Washington Post explains along with CNN, the problem is actually white nationalism. Of … [Read more...] about There is No Good Kind of Nationalism
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World Affairs | War & Peace
Todd Carpien Juan Gonzalez's book Harvest of Empire is a great illustration of the effects of US hegemony in the Western hemisphere. Gonzalez, a Puerto-Rican American, is best known these days as a co-host of Democracy Now! He was a long time columnist for the New York Daily News. His book is of great value in exposing the crimes of the American empire to the general … [Read more...] about Harvest of Empire
Greta Browne and Guy Gray "If the poor of this country knew what is being planned for them, there wouldn't be enough streets to fit all the people protesting against it." Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff From our viewpoint on a small farm in the interior of Brazil, with limited access to the internet and other media, we watch the unfolding of a frightening phenomenon. … [Read more...] about Far Right Pulls the Wool Over Voters Eyes
Faramarz Farbod Editors' note: A centerpiece of the Trump administration's Middle East policy is targeting Iran. (For greater details, see the Notes from the Editors.) Consequently, Iran is again in the eye of the storm and one hears frequently from official sources that Iran is a dangerous threat to the interests of the US and its close allies in the region. While the … [Read more...] about Lets Not Forget: the CIA Overthrew Mossadeq in Iran
by Nancy Tate Should those of us working for a sustainable Lehigh Valley and a sustainable world make peace and anti-war work a priority? LEPOCO, of course, answers this question in the affirmative. One of our earliest flyers hints at this by quoting then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the … [Read more...] about Is Peace an Environmental Issue?
Reliable sources for information on authentic Fair Trade NEW The History of Fair Trade Buying and Selling– Good recap of the history & principles of Fair Trade, plus several valuable links for more information. [January 2018] Reports & News Stories: Why Your Morning Coffee Could Be the Product of Child Labor (Faster Times, November 2011) Combating Slavery in … [Read more...] about Fair Trade links & resources
Content in preparation (including discussion of Columbus Day & Indigenous Peoples' Day) … [Read more...] about Indigenous People and their role in the Americas
by Gary Olson Last August, our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama, admitted that “we tortured some folks,” but then added, this is “not who we are.” At best, his statement was a half-truth. First, it’s not “some” folks but massive numbers over a long and sordid history. State-sponsored torture has been an implement in the imperialist toolbox at least since … [Read more...] about Torture In Service to Empire
by Garth Denton-Borhaug In 2009, Moravian College became one of a handful of small liberal arts colleges accredited to participate in the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference as civil society observers. The convention is a treaty that emerged from the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, with the goal of implementing international … [Read more...] about Moravian College at the United Nations Climate Negotiations
Following is an article from In These Times that gives a detailed picture of conditions the people of rural Afghanistan face. [You can read it online, but I'm posting the full article because I don't know how long it will be available on their website.] What Afghan Women Want by Anna Badkhen Perhaps the most far-reaching reforms of the 20th century took place in the ‘80s, … [Read more...] about Afghanistan Today