Category Militarism

Origins of the Russian “Media Threat” by Diana Johnstone

It is not hard to imagine a dialogue between Mediacrat, Psyops, Politician and Think Tanker – perhaps sitting around during a coffee break at the annual Bilderberg get together.    By Diana Johnstone  Global Research  November 18, 2017 Region: Russia and FSU, USA   Theme: Media Disinformation Mediacrat: We know the sheeple are stupid and believe everything we tell them over […]

Barry Riesch | Vietnam: What have we learned?

A Vietnam vet on Burns/Novick “Vietnam” documentary.

Edward S. Herman: Master of Dissent (1925–2017)

Ed was the main author of “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media,” written with Noam Chomsky

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.

Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates — Robert Parry

Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.

The Politics of Sexual Harassment and War

A culture that tolerates various forms of abusive and predatory behavior, whether it’s silence amid a culture of sexual harassment or blind patriotism toward dubiously justified wars, has lost its moral compass.

After Mass Murder in Texas, Republicans and Democrats Echo Familiar Refrains

“The time is now for Congress to shed its cowardly cover and do something.”

From ‘Doan Ket’ by Meridel LeSueur

We will light singing across all seas…

Chris Hedges | The End of Empire

This collective self-delusion saw the United States make the greatest strategic blunder in its history, one that sounded the death knell of the empire—the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

‘Great Hunger’ by Kathy Kelly

We still could acquire a great hunger: a transforming hunger to share justice with our planetary neighbors.

Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State

The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Michael Moore | My Proposal to Repeal and Replace the 2nd Amendment

We can start with the upcoming midterm election. Let every candidate know: If you take NRA money, we will remove you from office.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?

Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Disappearance, a Body, and What It Takes to Make the News

The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?

Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril

The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe” 

Perspectives on the Burns/Novick Vietnam series by a member of the MN 8 draft resisters

If we’re going to prevent future wars, it cannot be about us the victims; it has to be about us and our government as perpetrators.

War and the Environment | Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne, Tony Jenkins (Video)

Divestment from fossil fuels and weapons with Jonathan King, Susi Snyder, Terry Crawford-Browne. Moderator: Tony Jenkins

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century

A United Nations study found that war and climate change were the driving forces of an increase in malnutrition worldwide in 2016.

Puerto Ricans Protest Trump’s Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution (Video)

As President Trump travels to Puerto Rico two weeks after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria, we go to the island for an on-the-ground report. Democracy Now!’s correspondent Juan Carlos Dávila traveled to the town of Utuado to speak with residents who have yet to get help other than a few bottles of water. He […]