Francesca Fiorentini is an independent journalist and comedian based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before working with War Times she was an editor with Left Turn magazine andWIN: Through Revolutionary Nonviolence, the magazine of the War Resisters League. She writes, produces, and directs the comedy video blog Laugh to Not Cry.
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For those trying to keep up on the latest tensions on the Korean peninsula, here is a mini compilation of articles to try and help.
Today on Democracy Now! Christine Hong of UC Santa Cruz provided context for the current crisis, reminding us that the terms of the 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement—the negotiation of a permanent peace agreement and the removal of foreign forces from the Korean peninsula—have gone unfulfilled in these 60 years.
It has been 10 years since the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a war that by now most know was a war for oil. Though difficult to look back on this decade, it is the ease at which we forget that condems suffering veterans to the shadows, Iraqis to a country in shambles, and leaves the American people vulnerable to future seductions of war-making.
Whether or not we voted for Obama, the Green Party candidate Jill Stein, or abstained from elections as a form of protest, I think everyone on the left breathed a sigh of relief knowing that yesterday the United States did not swear in a neoconservative to the presidency. Some might even feel joy, others resentment, and most probably a bit of both.
November 2, 2012
I wasn’t sure I’d have time to write this before Tuesday. But a recent scare ad put out by the Romney campaign featuring Hugo Chavez saying that if he were American he would vote Obama (and vice versa) has lit the fire under my fingertips.
With protests at U.S. embassies across the Arab and Muslim world, it’s high time to stop playing dumb and start changing policy
“Fool me once, shame on… (pause) …shame on you …(longer pause)…it fool me can’t get fooled again.” -George W. Bush, 2002
July 4, 2012, Buenos Aires
It has been nearly two weeks since the parliament of Paraguay orchestrated an institutional coup that removed President Fernando Lugo from power and installed vice president Fernando Franco in his place, a mere 9 months before the next presidential elections.