Dr. Joseph Gerson has served the American Friends Service committee since 1976 and is currently Director of Programs and Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program for the AFSC in New England. His program work focuses on challenging and overcoming U.S. global hegemony, its preparations for and threats to initiate nuclear war, and its military domination of the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
The Obama administration’s military “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region is opening up a new Cold War and trampling over the region’s peoples.
There is a growing number of campaigns that seek the withdrawal of U.S. foreign military bases. And they may just succeed.
The United States has used its nuclear weapons in many ways. Like cannibalism and slavery, however, nuclear weapons can be abolished.