US Bases

US Bases and Empire: Global Perspectives on the Asia Pacific

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Much about our current world is unparalleled: holes in the ozone layer, the commercial patenting of life forms, degrading poverty on a massive scale, and, more hopefully, the rise of concepts of global citizenship and universal human rights. Less visible but equally unprecedented is the global omnipresence and unparalleled lethality of the U.S. military, and the ambition with which it is being... Read more

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Hemispheric Conference against Militarization Says No to Merida Initiative, U.S. Military Bases

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More than 800 representatives from organizations throughout the Americas made their way to the northern city of La Esperanza, Honduras to take a strong stand against the militarization of their nations and communities. Following three days of workshops, the participants read their final declaration in front of the gates of the U.S. Army Base at Palmerola, Honduras, just hours from the... Read more

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The Election and War and Peace (Video)

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Peace & Security
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Will the upcoming elections represent a watershed for U.S. engagement with the world, signaling a return to diplomacy and support for multilateralism, or will the militarist unilaterism continue? Phyllis Bennis, Selig Harriso and William Hartung explore these questions and more.

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Demystifying Africa’s Security

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Peace & Security
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This article discusses the way in which the so-called “global war on terror” has been used by the Bush administration to justify the militarisation of Africa, how the region’s security experienced a ‘paradigm shift' with the launch of AFRICOM, and the ‘outsourcing’ of military activities to private security companies.... Read more

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Change Triumphs in Ecuador's Constitutional Referendum

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Just Solutions
Just Solutions
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Peace & Security
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Ecuador's new constitution was approved with 64% voting "yes" on Sept. 28. "No" won 28% of the votes, 7% were invalid, and 0.7% left blank, according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.... Read more

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Resumen de la Declaración Final del II Encuentro Hemisférico Frente a la Militarización

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Durante los días 3 al 6 de octubre en La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras, se llevó a cabo el II Encuentro Hemisférico Frente a la Militarización donde se dieron cita más de 800 delegadas y delegados de 175 organizaciones y de 27 países (México, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haití, República Dominicana, Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, ... Read more

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Final Declaration of the II Hemispheric Conference Against Militarization

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Peace & Security
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From Oct. 3-6 the II Hemispheric Conference Against Militarization took place in La Esperanza, Intibucá, Honduras. Over 800 delegates from social movements met. We represented 175 organizations from 27 countries, as well as Original Peoples of Indoamerica.(1) As the capitalist system enters perhaps its worst crisis in history, the world faces crises on many fronts: financial, energy, food, en... Read more

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In the dragon’s lair

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Peace & Security
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The manner in which the United States has re-established its military presence in the Philippines by expanding supposedly 'temporary' exercises illustrates its attempts to radically overhaul its global offensive capabilities to prepare against China's rise while overcoming mounting domestic opposition to its presence around the world.... Read more

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