The U.S. Peace Council (USPC), affiliated with the World Peace Council, condemns violence and murder at the hands of vanquished opponents of recently elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, a leader of the center-right Justice First Party, distinguished himself as a high profile participant in the unsuccessful military – media coup directed at President Hugo Chavez in April 2002. At the time, Capriles led a group of thugs that forcibly oc
USPC Letter to Obama and Congress: Support the UN Conference for a Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction!
The threat of war has been extended to Spring! Threatening to bomb Iran by Israel is a violation of International Law and the Charter of the United Nations. We demand that our voices be heard to stop a war with Iran. We want no part of another illegal war in the Middle East! We have stopped madness for the moment, but the threat is on the table. Instead of war, the United Nations is offering a logical solution to the crisis: establishing a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Z
By Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus July 13, 2012 — Now that the talks with Iran on its nuclear program appear to be on the ropes, are we on the road to war? The Israelis threaten it almost weekly, and the Obama administration has reportedly drawn up an attack plan. But in a sense, we are already at war with Iran. Carl von Clausewitz, the great theoretician of modern warfare, defined war as the continuation of politics by other means. In the case of Iran, international politics
US Peace Council February 6, 2012 As the drums of a military strike against Iran are getting louder and louder, the leaders of the United States and Israel, in a good-cop/bad-cop style of approach, are trying to present the U.S. and Israeli public opinion with an apparently “inevitable” — but certainly false — choice. While the “bad-cop” Israel is threatening Iran with an immanent Bush-style “preemptive strike,” the Obama Administration, trying to look like a “good-cop
If you ask Iranians, they will tell you that the war against Iran has already begun. Some will take you back to 1953, when the US fired its first shot across the bow, taking out a democratically elected government in a CIA coup. Others will point to the political and financial subvention given to Saddam Hussein by the Atlantic states and the Gulf emirs to invade Iran and crush the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Millions died in that futile war, whose conclusion left a battere