Category Militarism

Kathy Kelly | At Every Door

We can push the Senate to pass the same provisions as the House by focusing on progress made, publicizing the House votes on social media, and pushing for a House roll call vote on the Davidson-Nolan prohibitions on Defense Appropriation

US Deep State: Sabotaging Putin-Trump Ceasefire Agreement In Syria

The meeting between Trump and Putin at the G20 in Hamburg injects new hope into the complicated relationship between the United States and Russia. Only time can confirm whether there is any basis for this hope.

Daniel Berrigan: Parable of the Hole, read by Coleen Rowley and Bill Habedank, Peacestock (Video)

The Hole in the Ground: A Parable for Peacemakers is a compelling account of the drain of the arms race on human and material resources and the complicity of corporations and the American community in supporting the death trade. In the face of despair, Daniel Berrigan asks us to choose life, to choose for our […]

The Cost of War: Jack Nelson Pallmeyer at Peacestock (Video)

Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.

The Legacy of War: Refugees and Internally Displaced People by Linda Hoover

Here in the U.S we often refer to all persons displaced by war as refugees. Yet the number of conflict-related internally displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees.  By Linda Hoover  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35 Number 4  July 2017     Media for the people!  Learn more about Rise Up Times. People supported news. No Peace! […]

Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Peacestock 2017

An eye-opening object lesson in U.S. military strength around the world with a special in depth report on Ukraine. 

RMG Interview at the Hands Off Syria Conference in Sydney, Australia

An eye-opening analysis of the Syrian conflict from down under.

Navy Introduces Toxins to Drinking Water, Then Expands Operations by Dahr Jamail

There are numerous examples across the country of the Navy contaminating water around its bases with toxic chemicals.

Global nuclear powers modernize arsenals despite falling numbers – report

North Korea was not included in the deployed warheads data.

Polly Mann | Of Cabbages and Kings

There is no question that the United States has the biggest, strongest, costliest armaments in the world and it devises the rules by which other nations use or display their ships, troops, and arms.

Mary Beaudoin | White Phosphorous and U.S. Bombs on Iraqi and Syrian Cities

Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)

The Trump-Putin Meeting and the Fate of the Earth by Norman Solomon

“Recent scientific studies have found that a war fought with the deployed U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals would leave Earth virtually uninhabitable,”

On The Mainstream Media Coverage of Nuclear War Risks and Nuclear Abolition

There has never been a referendum about the desirability of nuclear weapons in any of the countries – also not those who call themselves democracies – that have acquired nuclear weapons.

Accounting, or not, for the cost of war by Adam Johnson

Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.

Chomsky to RT | ‘If you criticize policy, you are anti-American. That only happens in dictatorships’

Students should not be free to think. They don’t put it this way, but what it means they shouldn’t be free to enquire, to think, to challenge

After Hersh Investigation, Media Connive in Propaganda War on Syria by Jonathan Cook

Washington has sought to deflect attention from Hersh’s alternative narrative and shore up the official one through misdirection.

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air by John LaForge

Every child killed or maimed by US-made weapons inevitably creates enemies among survivors.

How Donald Trump Will Destroy Capitalism: Chris Hedges Explains (Video)

Totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency…

Oliver Stone | ‘The Putin Interviews’: An Excerpt

Oliver Stone Hopes ‘The Putin Interviews’ Can Ease U.S.-Russia Relations.

Norman Solomon | ‘Russiagate’: When Progressives Sound Like Demagogues

It’s sad to see so much eagerness to trust in the absolute credibility of institutions like the CIA and NSA—institutions that previously earned wise distrust.