The 70-year-old North Atlantic Treaty Organization that met in London on December 4 is a stale military holdover from the Cold War days that should have gracefully retired many years ago.
Writing this dispatch from Bolivia, the conflict here is spiraling out of control and I fear it will only get worse.
Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.
War and militarism are destroying the planet. But if we de-fund the Pentagon, we can save it.
Media Benjamin writes from the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington D.C. about the efforts by Venezuelan right-wing forces to take over the embassy