The Responsibility to Protect the World … from the United States

The Responsibility to Protect the World … from the United States

This violent, lawless Pan-European colonial/capitalist project continues today under the hegemony of the U.S. empire. This then begs the questions of who really needs the protection and who protects the peoples of the world from the United States and its allies? The only logical, principled and strategic response to this question is citizens of the empire must reject their imperial privileges and join in opposing ruling elites exploiting labor and plundering the Earth. To do that, however, requires breaking with the intoxicating allure of cross-class, bi-partisan “white identity politics.”

Neocons like William Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Pearl were the driving forces in pushing for the war in Iraq. They understood if they wanted to sell war, “Americans” needed to believe the conflict was about values, not interests. The neocons dusted off and put a new face on that old rationalization for colonialism—the white man’s burden. Interventions were to bring democracy and freedom to those people who were struggling to be just like their more advanced models in the white West. Liberal interventionists further developed those ideas into “humanitarian interventionism” and the “responsibility to protect.”…

WORLD FEDERALIST JOHN ANDERSON (1922 – 2017) RAN FOR U.S. PRESIDENCY

WORLD FEDERALIST JOHN ANDERSON (1922 – 2017) RAN FOR U.S. PRESIDENCY

Here is the sad news of the passing of John B. Anderson, who, as the last President along with Ron Glossop as Vice President, were an excellent pair heading the World Federalist Association till its end in 2003, when it merged with the Campaign for United Nations Reform, which was renamed Citizens for Global Solutions.

As a citizen in 1980 I worked to promote John’s candidacy for U.S. President, and as head of the W.F.A. of Northern California, I had the pleasure of working closely with John and Ron…

Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined

Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined

In the United States, the 400 richest individuals now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the population and the three richest own more wealth than the bottom 50 percent, while pervasive poverty means one in five households have zero or negative net worth.

Those are just several of the striking findings of Billionaire Bonanza 2017, a new report (pdf) published Wednesday by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) that explores in detail the speed with which the US is becoming “a hereditary aristocracy of wealth and power.”

“Over recent decades, an incredibly disproportionate share of America’s income and wealth gains has flowed to the top of our economic spectrum. At the tip of that top sit the nation’s richest 400 individuals, a group that Forbes magazine has been tracking annually since 1982,” write IPS’s Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie, the report’s authors. “Americans at the other end of our economic spectrum, meanwhile, watch their wages stagnate and savings dwindle”…

Donald Trump has Complete, Unchecked Authority to use Nuclear Weapons

Donald Trump has Complete, Unchecked Authority to use Nuclear Weapons

Now some people argue that that authority can violate the constitution if the president orders the first use of nuclear weapons, others say the constitution provides this authority through Article 2, which designates the president as commander of chief of the armed forces. So you get into a little bit of debate about what is constitutional or not. But the system, the protocol, is designed to allow for one person with a single verbal order to launch nuclear weapons.

Can you describe the nature of this protocol and how the use of nuclear weapons would be carried out in practice?

NUCLEAR WAR COULD BE STARTED BY ONE PERSON

NUCLEAR WAR COULD BE STARTED BY ONE PERSON

The fact that one person can potentially destroy the world is explained in the article by nuclear security expert and co-founder of Global Zero, Bruce Blair. His vivid description of how the President of the US can launch a nuclear attack is chilling — think of a one to a fifteen-minute window, and then it is too late.

Global Zero and UNfold Zero are nongovernmental organizations who believe that the danger from nuclear weapons is an ongoing emergency, and like Democratic World Federalists, have sprung into action. DWF’s strategy aims to correct the flaws in the United Nations itself, defects in the UN Charter which allow wars, nuclear weapons, and global anarchy.