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…and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive
From “A Litany for Survival”
Audre Lorde

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Making the Connections:
Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment

Graphic: Extinction Rebellion
A WAMM Zoom program, with Sue Ann Martinson
Discussion follows

Endless war and militarism cannot continue and leave a livable planet.
Colonial extractions of resources are the root of the climate crisis.
Ilincluding: Effects of neoliberal capitalism, U.S. empire, and militarization: U.S. Mitary Bases worldwide, Climate Chaos and Colonization—U.S. occupation of/war with indigenous and sovereign lands, Fossil Fuels, Water Pollution, Nuclear War, Agent Orange and Burn Pits, Superfund Sites, and more.Sue Ann Martinson is a long-time member of WAMM. In 2018 she created and presented a slideshow on Militarism and Climate Change. This new slideshow is updated with new information. Sue Ann is the editor of Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace (
A recording of a program originally on Zoom and Facebook
on February 5, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:3O pm CST
Sponsored by WAMM’s End Military Madness Against the Earth working group (EMMAE) and co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace Chapter 27.Also available to view on WAMM’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
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“Power is global and politics is local. That must change. We need a new language for understanding new global power formations as well as new international modes of politics to fight them. Social movements must move outside of national boundaries and join with others across the globe to fight the savagery of neoliberal global politics and central to such a task is the work of intellectuals, artists, cultural workers, and others who can fashion new tools and social movements in the fight against the current anti-democratic threats being imposed all over the globe.”
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The ‘apocalyptic’ chess game between the superpowers that is, between those that move on the highest plane of our civilization, is being played according to the rule ‘if either “wins” it is the end of both’; it is a game that bears no resemblance to whatever war games preceded it. Its ‘rational’ goal is deterrence, not victory, and the arms race, no longer a preparation for war, can now be justified only on the grounds that more and more deterrence is the best guarantee of peace. To the question how shall we ever be able to extricate ourselves from the obvious insanity of this position there is no answer.”
— Hannah Arendt in On Violence
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