Opinion

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More war will not defeat ISIS and terrorism

As we reflect on the 13th anniversary of the attacks that shook our nation, it appears that little progress has been made in the "war on terror."

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Wrong way on Iraq

President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.

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Ending violence must be our passion

We can barely turn in any direction without encountering violence of one kind or another. It is a pervasive presence in our lives and the lives of people worldwide.

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Ukraine, “Morning Joe,” and the new Cold War

Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.

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Nuclear disarmament policy a mixed bag, at best

The ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the negotiation of a Fissile Materials Treaty, both of which the Obama administration favors, have been held up, one by the U.S. Senate, the other by another country.

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Labor stalwart Lonnie Nelson dies at 83

She was 83 years old and was active in the people's movements and in her Communist Party club until stricken by a stroke a few days before her death, Feb. 12.

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Obama at UN

President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.

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King's dream confronted "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism"

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.

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Three days on bus, then dancing at March on Washington

I was a 28 year-old peace activist in San Francisco in 1963 when I got a call from Women for Peace asking if I'd like to go to the March on Washington as one of their delegates.

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Obama's anti-terrorism speech: Making perfect enemy of good

Pieces like Glenn Greenwald's long-winded dismissal of President Obama's anti-terrorism speech explain to me why a substantial section of the left is not yet fit to lead majorities of Americans.

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