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The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine
Now, there’s no meaningful peace movement. Partly as a result of that, we’re not having a serious discussion we should be about foreign policy after the Paris attacks: How U.S. — and Western — foreign policy manifests hatred and all that brings. A Hillary Clinton White House Will Likely Increase the Prospects for Terror in […]
The United States stands alone among Western nations in allowing military recruiters to work inside its educational system. Section 9528 of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act requires that public high schools give the military as much access to campuses and student contact information as is given to any other recruiter. However, University of […]
Evergreene Digest: Why doesn’t the US observe Armistice Day? We’re more comfortable with war than peace.
The United States should be celebrating its 95th Armistice Day , pausing as a nation to think about the terrible costs of war – including the loss of so many lives. Unfortunately, we replaced it with a very different holiday.
Greanville Post: There was not the slightest threat to any Turkish citizen, aircraft or any other national interest and nobody was in the slightest bit perturbed — until the US-NATO propaganda machine kicked into top gear and fed meaty titbits to the western media whose headlines then varied from the shrill “Russian warplane violates Turkish airspace . . .
If Obama had demonstrated real leadership … I think the countdown to catastrophe for Syria, the region and possibly the whole world could have been stopped. A guide to the worst refugee crisis since WWII Alan Hart, Countercurrents 16 September, 2015 | As the worst refugee crisis since World War II and one with the […]
Evergreene Digest: Glenn Greenwald | NYT Claims US Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty, The Exact Opposite of Reality
Article: The advocacy group Cluster Munition Coalition just issued its annual report finding that cluster bombs had been used in five countries this year: Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and Sudan.
Our conduct since orchestrating a coup to install the shah hasn’t exactly given Iranians good reason to trust our pleas for partnership. Glenn Greenwald | NYT Claims US Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty: The Exact Opposite of Reality Trevor Timm, Guardian Tuesday 8 September 2015 | Americans have spent a lot of time over the […]
Campaign 2016 has offered few useful ideas about worsening global crises. On the Republican side, it’s been mostly the same-old tough talk while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said little. Robert Parry, Consortium News August 27, 2015 August 15 | At least since the 1980s – when Ronald Reagan made war seem like […]
(Or What It Means When You Kill People On the Other Side of the Planet and No One Notices)
From the article: July 3, 2015 | Twenty-five years ago, a handful of human rights activists staged a hunger strike at the gates of Fort Benning, one year after the November 16,1989 massacre at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. It was on that date that Elba Ramos, her daughter Celina Maricet Ramos, and Fathers Ignacio Ellacuría , Ignacio Martín-Baró, Segundo Montes, Amando López, Joaquín López y López, and Juan Ramón Moreno were murdered by Salvadoran soldiers trained at the School of the Americas (SOA).
From the article: Consider the small and little-noticed plaque hanging in the National Museum of the US Navy that accompanies the replica of “Little Boy,” the weapon used against the people of Hiroshima: In its one paragraph, it makes clear that Truman’s “political advisors” overruled the military in determining the way in which the end of the war in Japan would be approached.
Robert Scheer to Chris Hedges: ‘I Will Not Blame’ the American Masses for Imperialism” EvergreeneDigest.org In the final installment of the seven-part interview on The Real News Network, after columnist Chris Hedges tells the Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer that he thinks the American public has been “far more complicit [in the culture of violence] than […]
The sectarian terror group won’t be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place. Seumas Milne, Guardian <http://www.theguardian.com> Wednesday 3 June 2015 | The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial […]
From the article: Without a potent movement on the ground, mainstream electoral politics is likely to remain stuck with remedies too weak either to rouse public imagination and participation, or to provide more than token relief for today’s extreme inequality.
Zirin: We know that the US Department of Defense doled out $5.4 million from 2011 to 2014 to fourteen NFL teams to stage these warm-hearted “Salute the Troops” events, as well as do product placement, advertising, and “casual” (otherwise known as “subliminal”) mentions.
“The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations?” High-level lying remains the modus operandi of (Obama-led) US policy, along with secret prisons, […]
Baltimore’s 1968 Holy Week Uprising was quite different from the events of this week. But the response to it helped set the stage for Freddie Gray. Juan González on Walter Scott Shooting: When Will the Police Killings of Black Males Stop? Daniel Denvir, City Lab / The Marshall Project Apr 30, 2015 | Many have […]