World Affairs/Foreign Policy


New Costs of War Study: 37 Million Displaced by U.S. Post-9/11 Wars

In September 2020, the Costs of War project released a new report entitled, “Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the U.S. Post-9/11 Wars,” outlining the number of people displaced as a result of post-9/11 wars. 

The United States’ post-9/11 wars have displaced at least 37 million people, according to a new report released today by Costs of War. This study, “Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the U.S. Post-9/11 Wars,” is the first to calculate the displacement toll of these wars. The estimate was derived by counting refugees, asylum seekers pursuing protection as refugees, and internally displaced people or persons (IDPs) in the eight countries that the United States has most targeted in the post 9/11 wars: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Phillipines, Libya, and Syria.

North and South Korea  
Christine Ann giving a great update at Quaker Meeting in Honolulu on the agreement between North and South Korea:

Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula – During this momentous period of historical transformation on the Korean Peninsula, reflectig the enduring aspiration of the Korean people for peace, prosperity, and unification, President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea held an Inter-Korean Summit Meeting at the ‘Peace House’ at Panmunjeom on April 27, 2018.

From In These Times: The Historic Korean Peace Declaration Was Made Possible By Social Movements, Not Trump

The five-year conflict in Syria has become even more devastating after a chemical gas attack on innocent civilians in Idlib, Syria on April 4, 2017. The truth about what actually happened has been hard to discover. We will post a few articles that we hope will help us in this quest.

From The Center For Citizen Initiatives: America’s Former Intelligence Officers Speak Out

From Global Research: Assessment of White House Intelligence Report About Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria


From Trump: Lurching Towards a New Foreign Policy? (1/6/19)

We are distressed by the growing tension between NATO and Russia. Here are some noteworthy articles to keep us unbiased and informed.

From Information Clearing House: Provoking Nuclear War by Media

From The Intercept: U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business

From The Real News Network: US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War and Loss of European Partners

From CommonDreams: Imperial NATO: Before and After Brexit

From the Irish Independent: The militarisation of Europe is a far greater threat than Brexit

From The American Herald Tribune that discusses NATO and Russia among other topics : Dr. Michael Brenner: America has not come to terms to what it did and the devils that it unleashed

This is a 10 minute segment of a film that Regis Tremblay is making: The Scene of the Crime: Bruce Gagnon at Odessa Trades Hall