Phyllis Bennis tracks the rise of U.S. unilateralism and the doctrine of preemptive war, looking particularly at Iraq and Israel/Palestine, and examines both the potential and the challenges ahead in reclaiming the U.N. as part of the global peace movement.
Civilian control of our military is a core principle of U.S. democracy. It’s not a casual requirement, to be imposed only if it’s convenient — it’s fundamental.
On July 27, 2004, at the Paulist Center in Boston, a symposium was held at the Democratic National Convention. The symposium, entitled "Building the Peace Movement", was moderated by Mimi Kennedy. The discussion panel was composed of Dennis Kucinich, Phyllis Bennis, Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, and Steve Cobble.