Stories by Frida Berrigan

Frida Berrigan is a columnist for Waging Nonviolence and serves on the National Committee of the War Resisters League. She lives in New London, Conn., with her husband Patrick and their three children.  subscribe to Frida Berrigan's feed

Posted on: Apr 26, 2014, Source: Waging Nonviolence, OpenDemocracy

"There is the twin sense of stigma and solidarity that comes along with shopping with state benefits."

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

On his second day in office, President Obama issued an executive order to shut down Guantanamo in a year. But the prison remains open, and prisoners still languish without trial.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source: TomDispatch.com

We must ignore the defense contractors' claims that defense spending will stimulate the economy.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Tackling the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Obama faces.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Protesters were convicted of "unlawful free speech" for peaceful demonstrations on behalf of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

The Pentagon has developed a taste for unrivaled power and unequaled access to the treasury that won't be easily undone by future administrations.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Five years into Iraq, Bush denies any link between Americans' economic pain and war spending.

Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source: In These Times

While the United States demands that other countries end their nuclear programs, the Bush administration is busy planning a new generation of nuclear weapons known as "Complex 2030."

Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source: TomDispatch.com

The United States is a proud nation of firsts -- among them weapon sales, military expenditure, oil consumption, CO2 emissions, external debt, private military personnel and more.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The contradictions between what the administration is demanding of Tehran and other powers, and the nuclear capabilities it is pursuing for its own arsenal, are provocative and dangerous.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2007, Source: TomDispatch.com

The Armed Forces can't adequately equip those already in uniform, but the Pentagon is committing itself to massive corporate contracts for new high-tech weapons systems slated to come on-line decades from now.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2006, Source: TomDispatch.com

If we paid as much attention to shady backroom deals between governments and arms dealers as we do to celebrities, the world would be a much safer place.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com

From human life, to security, to money: The Iraq war is all losses and no gains.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As a U.S. citizen and a Christian, this International Human Rights Day I am marching against torture, and for humanity.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has a long-standing (and accelerating) policy of arming, training and aiding some of the world's most repressive regimes.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Some counter-recruitment activists and military observers think a perfect storm of conditions is brewing a return to the draft.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2004, Source: The Progressive

Jeremy Hinzman joined the military, and then realized he had made the wrong career decision. But getting out of the army is easier said than done.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2004, Source: World Policy Institute

The most deadly weapons in the world today are legal, accessible and dirt cheap. And the United States is spreading them around the world.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2004, Source: In These Times

Bush administration policies guarantee a constant flow of oil, no matter what the human cost.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2003, Source: In These Times

What the Pentagon doesn't want us to know about depleted uranium.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Millions of Americans are speaking out against war and violence, making Dr. King's vision of peace and justice a reality.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2002, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The diplomatic approach Washington is taking with North Korea's nuclear program appears to be working. Why not do the same with Iraq?