Category Militarism

Justice for George Day 5 and more…

Minneapolis, St. Paul, the State of Minnesota responds to the violence created by the murder of George Floyd while thousands of peaceful protesters take to the streets.

Virtual Events: No War 2020, World Beyond War

Conversion for a peaceful, green, & just future

Regime Change and Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

Particular focus on the continuing threats of the U.S. imperialist regime change agenda regarding Venezuela and Iran, with a major objective of seizing control of the biggest (Venezuela) and 4th biggest (Iran) oil reserves in the world. If this imperialist goal is realized, militarized fossil capital will surely extract this oil thereby leading the world […]

Walt Whitman: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

They themselves were fully at rest, they suffer’d not,
“The living remain’d and suffer’d, the mother suffer’d,
And the wife and the child and the musing comrade suffer’d,
And the armies that remain’d suffer’d.”

Video, Building the Peace Movement Teach-In, World Beyond War

Speakers: Leonardo Flores, Latin America Campaign Coordinator CODEPINK; Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Andy Shallal, Busboys and Poets; Rich Whitney, Green Party Peace Action Committee; Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK.

Glenn Greenwald: Ben Smith’s NYT Critique of Ronan Farrow Describes a Toxic, Corrosive, and Still-Vibrant Trump-Era Pathology: “Resistance Journalism”

THE MOST MENACING ATTRIBUTE of what Smith calls “Resistance Journalism” is that it permits and tolerates no dissent and questioning: perhaps the single most destructive path journalism can take.

Women Against Military Madness Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Now more than ever we recognize our solidaruty with people at home and around the world.” Kristin Dooley, WAMM Director

As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

“No country was willing to sell or even donate medical equipment to Iran to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for fear of Trump reprisals, making the outbreak significantly worse. In the end, the World Health Organization stepped in to supply them, one reason Washington has pulled all funding from the group. “

Chris Hedges on Biden vs. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Corporate Media, Assange & State of the Left

A fixed election system, mainstream corporate media, and more.

Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice (Conference Video)

A video of a world conference held April 25th. A chance to hear the voices of activists from around the world.

Disarm and Divest During COVID-19, featuring the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Trident is the deadliest weapon on the planet. Disarm and Live! Also featuring Jeremy Scahill, Medea Benjamin and Cornel West Panelists:  • Dr. Cornel West • Jeremy Scahill • Medea Benjamin  • The Kings Bay Plowshares 7:  ◦ Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker  ◦ Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest ◦ Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker ◦ […]

In All of Minnesota’s 851 Towns and Cities, Someone Says No to Nuclear War!

Our lives and much of what we’re accustomed to will have been changed forever by the coronavirus but the existential danger presented by nuclear weapons remains unless we act collectively as we have during the pandemic. The remarkable project described here entailed visits to all of the towns and cities in Minnesota and provides proof […]

COVID-19: Multilateralism Matters

“Our multilateral world order has been deliberately constructed on the principles of militarised security and hence to encourage investments in weapons and war instead of the well-being of people and planet. This is a truism tragically exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We must change this. “

Take Action and Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report

“The devastating impact of this #1.917 trillion in military spending has become painfully clear in the United States as we struggle to keep pace with the healthcare needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Stimson Center/SIPRI: Trends in Global Arms Transfers and Military Spending (Video)

(Video Recording of Webinar)   “The discussion highlights SIPRI’s data on international arms transfers and the recently released analysis of world military expenditure and analyses potential future dynamics arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade—says SIPRI—reaching $1917 billion in 2019

“United States drives global growth in military spending”

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

Is American Exceptionalism Shaping Our Scientific Response to the Coronavirus?

“My view, of course, is that once you make science American it’s doomed. It needs to be human to have a chance. American exceptionalism is not just part of basing pandemic predictions on computer models rather than on the other 96% of humanity.”

Tomgram: Trump’s Own Military Mafia, by Danny Sjursen

“A brief look at key ‘86ers offers insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex in 2020 — and it should take your breath away.”

As Corporate Capitalists Beg For Socialism, Let’s Not Forget They Tried To Destroy It

“MAINSTREAM MEDIA is more afraid of socialism than it is of COVID-19. “How the mainstream media manufactures consent to the programs for the corporations instead of for the people of the United States.