Topic: U.S. imperialism/wars

  • The roots of the nuclear arms race

    For decades, the world held its breath as nuclear-armed powers contemplated the annihilation of their rivals--and themselves.

  • How the movement brought down a president

    Trump's crisis-ridden presidency has people asking: What would it take to force him out? The Nixon era shows what it takes to topple a president.

  • The American tradition of refusing refugees

    Donald Trump's ban on Muslim refugees is part of a shameful history that includes U.S. government policies to block European Jews fleeing the Nazis.

  • Bargaining on a revolution?

    Tom Hayden didn't "sell out" when he backed Democrats like Hillary Clinton--it was a natural consequence of his politics.

  • Capitalism still breeds war

    The Battle of the Somme during the First World War took place 100 years ago, but the scale of carnage is even greater today.

  • Texas hosts a war criminal

    Students at the University of Texas in Austin knew what to do when they heard Henry Kissinger was coming to campus: protest.

  • The face of peaceful resistance

    From the movement against the Vietnam War through to the struggles of today, he never wavered from his ideals.

  • Liebknecht's historic appeal against world war

    A German revolutionary's stand 100 years ago resounded across Europe and gave new impetus to socialist antiwar currents.

  • Cocaine, contras and the CIA

    Kill the Messenger recounts an ugly chapter in the history of U.S. imperialism--along with the media's shameful complicity.

  • It seemed like the end of everything

    On the anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, the story of one survivor recalls the horrors of those mass murders.

  • A pretense for war in Vietnam

    August 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which gave the U.S. government an excuse for war in Vietnam.

  • Advocate for the cause of justice

    Our movement lost one of its most devoted defenders of freedom when radical lawyer Leonard Weinglass died last month.

  • Never a force for good

    In every U.S. military intervention, the justifications concocted for public consumption differ substantially from the U.S. government's real aims.

  • The information war is on you

    The Pentagon is spending billions on achieving "information dominance"--not over Afghan tribal leaders, but over Americans.

  • Tecumseh and a united Indian resistance

    The Shawnee leader Tecumseh is perhaps the best-known advocate and orator for a coordinated Indian struggle to resist white settlers' westward expansion.

  • Four dead in Ohio

    The 40th anniversary of the massacre of students at Kent State offers a window on a time when dissent shook American society to its core.

  • Defying a war of conquest

    The story of the San Patricios--Irish soldiers who left the U.S. Army to fight for Mexico in the 1846 war--is an important but hidden story of resistance to empire.

  • Myth of the altruistic conqueror

    The practice of cloaking military invasions in idealistic garb has a long history--to hide the real aims of conquest, colonization and exploitation.

  • A legacy of resistance

    Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, passed away on October 2 at the age of 90.

  • I will remember everything I have seen

    In Diary of Bergen-Belsen, Hanna Lévy-Hass gives a never-read-before look at Nazi internment as told by a Jewish resistance fighter.

  • Mourn on the Fourth of July

    The history of America in the world is of a rapacious empire that bends other nations to its will--but presents itself as benevolent.

  • Soldiers who stopped a war

    Winter Soldiers brings together the voices of members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War to tell an often-neglected story from the antiwar movement.

  • Opposing war in "the belly of the beast"

    U.S. intervention has to be opposed, whether it is in the name of humanitarian intervention, spreading democracy or defending the "homeland."

  • The Bobby Kennedy myth

    Robert F. Kennedy is remembered as someone who represented hope and idealism, but the real history of the 1950s and '60s tells a different story.

  • From quagmire to defeat

    A new book by a columnist examines the lessons of the Vietnam War, with an eye to their importance 40 years ago--and today.