War/military

21/10/23
Author: 
Omar Barghouti
‘Those who have failed to condemn the original and ongoing violence of oppression have no moral right to condemn illegal or immoral acts of violence that the oppressed may commit in resisting oppression.’ Photograph: APAImages/Shutterstock

Oct. 16, 2023

The most profound ethical obligation in this time of carnage is to act to end complicity

t times of carnage, herd-like agitation and tribal polarization, many may dismiss ethical principles as a nuisance or an intellectual luxury. I cannot and shall not. I desire nothing more than seeing an end to all violence in Palestine and everywhere else, and this is precisely why I am committed to struggling against the root causes of violence: oppression and injustice.

21/10/23
Author: 
Raffy Boudjikanian, Darren Major
Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Israel has been striking targets throughout Gaza since a bloody, cross-border attack by Hamas militants killed over 1,400 and captured many Israelis on Oct. 7. (Ariel Schalit/The Associated Press)

Oct. 20, 2023

One former minister and several Parliamentary secretaries say Trudeau should advocate for a ceasefire

More than 30 MPs — 23 of them Liberals — have written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to advocate for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

16/10/23
Author: 
Pepe Escobar
Photo Credit: The Cradle - Zelensky and Netanyahu

In the midst of all the ink being used to follow Palestine-Israel developments, this article stands out for putting things in a broader geo-political perspective--or at least attempting to do so.  Of course, I don't know how accurate it is, because I don't normally keep track of all the intricate connections discussed. 

         -- Gene McGuckin

Oct. 12, 2023

10/10/23
Author: 
Claudia Haydt - THE LEFT BERLIN
Die Linke rally with flag. - Photo: PantheraLeo1359531. CC4.0

Oct. 7, 2023

The interests of people must be foregrounded in leftist peace policy. Solidarity with victims of war, violence, and those in need motivates our stance. Nonetheless, supporting imperialist violence in the name of leftist values is not a solution.The interests of people must be foregrounded in leftist peace policy. Solidarity with victims of war, violence, and those in need motivates our stance. Nonetheless, supporting imperialist violence in the name of leftist values is not a solution.

02/10/23
Author: 
John Helmer, Moscow
KICK START OR KICK OVER — CAN THE US DEFEAT RUSSIA IN THE LITHIUM BATTERY WAR?

Sept. 28, 2023

In January of this year the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the reserves of the nine leading countries in the world which mine lithium, the new fuel to power electric batteries. Chile led, followed by Australia, Argentina, China, and the US which claims to have one million tonnes. Russia was left out of the USGS chart.

01/10/23
Author: 
Vipal Monga
Flying over the Hudson Bay Lowlands to the Ring of Fire in Northern Ontario.

Sept. 28, 2023

$67 Billion of Rare Minerals Is Buried Under One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Sinks

A fight is brewing in Canada about how, or whether, to dig out materials essential for EV batteries that lie deep beneath vast peat bogs

The pace of the global transition to electric vehicles depends on the future of a remote region in Canada known as the Ring of Fire.

22/09/23
Author: 
Margaret Kimberley
 Joe Biden during 2020 campaign (Image: courtesy CNN)

Aug. 30, 2023

The climate emergency won't end because of heartfelt pleas to the people and the interests who created the crisis. Ecocide will stop when capitalism ends.

“No more drilling on federal lands. Period. Period. Period. Period.”
Joe Biden February 9, 2020

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