David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

David Swanson: The Persistence of Pinkerism

By David Swanson – TFF Associate December 3, 2021 I’m old enough to remember when you couldn’t do a speaking event related to war and peace without being asked numerous reasonable and not so reasonable questions about 9/11 (each accompanied by a stack of DVDs and flyers presented to you as a revelation from on […]

Jan Oberg: Evidently the West cannot live without enemy images. Go see a shrink so we shall all live in peace

Jan Oberg: Evidently the West cannot live without enemy images. Go see a shrink so we shall all live in peace

Jan Oberg October 27, 2021 I’m 70 now and all my life, I’ve heard that the Russians would one day make a surprise attack and, within 48 hours, occupy the Eifel Tower. Fait accompli! We in the West were weak – perhaps not right now but we would be within the next 5 years if […]

CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank October 3rd, 2021 Images of Afghans chasing a U.S. transport plane at Kabul airport shocked the world after Taliban took over Kabul on August 15. As for the costly and longest-ever war waged by the U.S., 84.6 percent of global poll respondents believe it failed. Originally posted on CGTN on August 27, […]

Why we love war

Why we love war

Albert Györgi’s sculpture, “Emptiness,” at Lake Geneva David R. Loy TFF Associate January 22, 2020 In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. —José Narosky War is hell, and today more than ever. Although high-tech weapons make it a videogame for some, those same weapons make it unbelievably destructive for everyone else. Whatever valor was once […]

Keeping the Empire Running: Britain’s Global Military Footprint

Keeping the Empire Running: Britain’s Global Military Footprint

The British Empire in 1886 Britain leaves the EU on December 31, 2020. We mark this historical event by looking at its global, imperial military footprint and the mind-boggling waste of scarce resources its prime minister is proud of standing behind in times that are already extremely hard for the citizens. Binoy Kampmark December 29, […]

The peace discourse that disappeared: Go on with passion and detachment

The peace discourse that disappeared: Go on with passion and detachment

Jan Oberg December 29, 2020 Look at and listen in to three spheres of contemporary Western society – politics, research and media: The word” peace” and related words, such as the UN Charter norm of “making peace by peaceful means”, nonviolence, negotiations – have disappeared. And with the words, the discourse and with the discourse, […]

Fools’ crusade: Why United States provocations towards China will lead to disaster

Fools’ crusade: Why United States provocations towards China will lead to disaster

 Jeff J. Brown and Jeremy Kuzmarov 15 December, 2020 On July 4, 2020, the U.S. Navy dispatched an unprecedented two aircraft carriers and four other warships to the South China Sea for naval manoeuvres in waters claimed by China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo subsequently broke with the official U.S. policy of neutrality in territorial […]

Real defence spending ensures good food for all

Real defence spending ensures good food for all

There is no security without food security. Geoff Tansey argues that meeting the real security needs of humanity necessitates the progressive redistribution of military budgets toward ending hunger and achieving sustainable development. Geoff Tansey December 13, 2020 As Covid-19 exacerbates inequalities nationally and globally, more and more people are becoming food insecure in both richer […]

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 4

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 4

Part 4 Part 1 and 2 were introductory and then made the diagnosis. Part 3 analysed the fraudulent threat analysis that fuels militarism.This 4th part focus on some theories and concepts about human security and how that concept differs fundamentally from the state-anchored, military policies that have dominated so far. Part 1 of this series […]

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

Will the coronavirus pandemic help curb war and militarism?

May 25, 2020 Dr. Lawrence Wittner Decades ago, when I began teaching international history, I used to ask students if they thought it was possible for nations to end their fighting of wars against one another. Their responses varied. But the more pessimistic conclusions were sometimes tempered by the contention that, if the world’s nations […]

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