Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

UK | Nato summit: US says it will deploy 1,000 extra troops to Poland

Barack Obama has announced the deployment of 1,000 more US troops to Poland to bolster Nato’s eastern flank, as he said US-European solidarity would not be affected by Brexit.

USA | Time to rethink NATO

Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater

Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should reassess its spending on the alliance. Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s comments as another example that he is a dangerous, loose cannon. But Trump has brought up an issue worth exploring and this month, when NATO will hold its Annual Summit in Warsaw, Poland on July 8-9, is an excellent opportunity to do so. Indeed, activists are planning to show up on in Warsaw during the Summit and in New York City there will be a demonstration on July 9 in Times Square.

China | Chinese Foreign Ministry slams US-Korean THAAD deployment

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the deployment of an advanced US missile-defense system in the Korean Peninsula.

The ministry’s statement was released today, immediately after the Republic of Korea’s defense ministry announced it had agreed with the United States to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

USA | Violence in America – Who Should be Surprised?

by Bruce K. Gagnon

You reap what you sow.  What goes around comes around.

America was created by violence.  Violence is woven into the very fabric of our divided nation.  Pull any thread and blood flows.

It appears to me that the American experiment is over.  Capitalists who control the US don’t really need us anymore as they are maximizing profits internationally – cheaper labor can be found overseas.