In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.

“The blockade not only violates the human rights of the Cuban people, but also the sovereign right of all countries of the world to have relations with Cuba without fear of reprisals…”

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.

When it comes to the TPP, there is very little by way of free trade promotion in this deal.

Politico (9/20/16) frames the terrorism issue as “who has the upper hand.”

We should be demanding that interviewers in the media start calling out so-called “experts” when the experts are caught distorting the truth.

The U.S. military’s Pacific Pivot includes the use of Philippine military bases, increasing tension with China.

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
These women are acting with clarity and bravery, creating a new world within the shell of the old. We should be guided by such clarity as we insist that lasting peace can’t be founded on military power. By Kathy Kelly  http://www.vcnv.org  September 7, 2016 It seems that some who…

Robert Bradley is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but we filmed this song in Los Angeles in front of a Playing For Change graffiti wall painted by a local artist.

How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.

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Video exposes the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) effort to push corporate backed model legislation in state legislatures.

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With the advent of the National Security State many articles related to surveillance, freedom of speech, and civil liberties appear routinely. Links provided.

A study found … “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy… while… average citizens have little or no independent influence.”

Hedges in-depth perspective about the election, the issues, the candidates and the political system.

Bombs Away! 
Their Precision Weaponry and Ours Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War. Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we […]

If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?

Oftentimes there are historical conjunctures that one cannot necessarily predict, but they’re moments when things come together in such a way that new possibilities arrive. … I don’t know whether many people are aware of the extent to which Palestinian-American activists were involved, from the very outset, in the protest against the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson. 

Facebook officials, Greenwald revealed, have laid out plans with the Israeli government on how to block material that they feel “incites violence.” This news comes at a time when the Israeli government is pushing legislation that would censor social media content from platforms its members consider disagreeable.

The criminal gangs that deliver migrants to Europe make about $100 million a month for their work. They exploit and traffic human beings just as highly paid CEOs do.