U.S. is a “rogue nation” in failing to take humane, ethical actions that other nations have taken

The U.S. is the only (or almost the only) modern industrial nation that fails to help its people and the world in these important ways:


The U.S. health care system keeps ranking LAST among rich nations.

The U.S. does not offer paid leave for new mothers, but 186 other nations do.

The U.S. has not ratified the Cluster Munitions Treaty.

The U.S. is one of only 14 members of the United Nations that have failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The U.S. is the only nation in the U.N. that has failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The U.S. and Israel are the only members of the U.N. that voted to continue the U.S. embargo of Cuba in 2021.

The U.S. and Ukraine were the only members of the U.N. that voted against a 2020 General Assembly resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism, and other practices that promoted intolerance.

The U.S. ranks high in world opinion polls as threatening democracy.

In 2018 at the United Nations, 181 nations voted to help refugees.  Only the U.S. and Hungary voted no.

In 2018, the U.S. was one of only five nations opposing a U.N. agreement on the environment.



Regarding International Law, the U.S. has not ratified two Geneva Convention protocols from 1977:

– Relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts

– Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts


The U.S. has FAILED to ratify four important environmental treaties:

– The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

– The Convention on Biological Diversity

– The Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants

– The Basel Convention, which restricts moving hazardous waste between countries










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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org