Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A Venezuelan couple use the Francisco De Paula Santander Bridge to cross between Urena, Venezuela, and Cucuta, Colombia, Aug. 6, 2022. | Matias Delacroix / AP Colombia’s new president Gustavo Petro wants peace. Colombia’s military, the largest in Latin America, except for that of Brazil, stands in the way. It benefits from U.S. largesse whileContinue reading “Colombian Intelligence Operations, with US Backing, Are Bad for Peace / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Pope suggests NATO facilitated war by ‘barking at Russia’s door’ / by John Wojcik

Pope Francis waves to the crowds that gathered in St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican as he recites the Regina Coeli noon prayer from the window of his studio, April 24, 2022. Andrew Medichini | AP Pope Francis appears to be at least partially blaming the West for the war in Ukraine. In an interview publishedContinue reading “Pope suggests NATO facilitated war by ‘barking at Russia’s door’ / by John Wojcik”

Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel

The urgency of organizing against nuclear weaponry, much of it produced at the Livermore Labs in California, was one of the demands for peace at the annual Good Friday event, a virtual one this year. Above, Nagasaki, Japan, the last city to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. The bomb was dropped by the U.S.,Continue reading “Good Friday vigil: No nuclear weapons, diplomacy, not war, in Ukraine / by Marilyn Bechtel”

Now is the time for nonalignment and peace / by Roger McKenzie, Vijay Prashad

Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Sukarno of Indonesia and Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia at the Bandung Conference in 1955. As countries in the Global North push to escalate the war in Ukraine, the Global South has overwhelmingly pushed for a perspective of dialogue and peace. RogerContinue reading “Now is the time for nonalignment and peace / by Roger McKenzie, Vijay Prashad”

Putin regime emerges as the main danger to global peace and security / John Bachtell

Baba Vanga and Vladimir Putin superimposed on destruction in Ukraine. The blind clairvoyant Bulgarian mystic, Baba Vanga, died in 1996.Called the Nostradamus of the Balkans, she made various predictions of events that supposedly would happen up until and including the year 5000. Right wing Russian national chauvinists, including Vladimir Putin himself, must like one ofContinue reading “Putin regime emerges as the main danger to global peace and security / John Bachtell”