Category Militarism

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not by Paul Street

What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

The proposed legislation “chills dissent” and constitutes an “attempt to silence Black Lives Matter movement” according to the ACLU of Minnesota.

Here’s how we put an end to violent conflict

In comparison to progress made in medicine, education, and financial access, progress in peacebuilding has been glacial.

Reflections on “March for our Lives” by Gary Kohls

The beneficiaries of foreign wars and domestic mass shootings wouldn’t be happy if world peace broke out.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

The Left’s Embrace of Amazon’s Corporatism Proves Haunting Power of Two-Party Paradigm

Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

“Uncontroversial” Nuclear War My Eye by John LaForge

“I see no compelling reason why we should not unilaterally get rid of our nuclear weapons. To maintain them … adds nothing to our security. …”

Citing ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war…

Stop Militarizing Police, End Police Killing of Youth of Color and “You Have to Be Taught Before It’s Too Late”

“You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” ***
The people should not be regarded as enemies and do not need the overkill of military tactics applied.

Who Calls Anyone “Civilized?” by Cathy Breen

“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency. 

Snowden Explains How the Deep State Influences Presidents

And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.

Polly Mann | How Do U.S. Military Gifts to Israel Affect Children and Youth?

Israel’s military and court detention is unique in the world in its systematic incarceration of children––specifically, Palestinian children.

Recipe for Perpetual War by Coleen Rowley and Robert Wing

Our out of control national destructiveness and its unspeakable costs constitute the “spiritual death” that Martin Luther King warned us about at the height of the Vietnam War, yet they remain mostly unaddressed in public discourse.

Ahed Tamimi and a Slap That Was Heard Around the World

the slap she gave the IDF soldier has resounded around the world.

John Pilger | Blocking internet access for Julian Assange is a war on freedom of speech

#Reconnect Assange

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Making Atrocities Great Again

Trump’s Recycling Program
War Crimes and War Criminals, Old and (Potentially) New

Where Have You Gone, George McGovern?

He knew war well—well enough to know he hated it.