Category Military Madness

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.

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. 

Global nuclear powers modernize arsenals despite falling numbers – report

North Korea was not included in the deployed warheads data.

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)

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.

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.

Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons

Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.

Killer Drones in the Empire State

No longer will the pilots who steer drones and fire missiles while staring at computer screens be confined to remote areas like the Nevada desert.

Robert Koehler | A Public Plan for Peace

Something is dangerously loose at the American core: a need for endless war combined with a nuclear recklessness uncontained by public scrutiny. By Robert C. Koehler  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. […]

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world…

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.

Bruce Gagnon | Military Space Plane Returns from Two-Year Secret Mission

The actual expense of the X-37 is hidden in the Pentagon’s ‘black,’ or classified, budget but is likely to cost more than $1 billion.

New Infographics showing world military spending in 2016

World military spending 2016:
$1.69 Trillion

Polly Mann | Stop the Doomsday Clock Before It Strikes Midnight

The hands of the Doomsday Clock were moved two minutes and 30 seconds closer to midnight by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

the essential antecedents of war are being established based on anonymous “experts” and “officials,” and hardly anyone notices, much less pushes back.

Margaret Sarfejooy | Are State Legislatures Demanding a Loyalty Oath to Israel?

Why do vendors who contract with the [State of] Minnesota have to pledge allegiance to Israel?

Chris Hedges, On Contact: The Uncivil War on Syria with Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

Discussing the US role in the Syrian conflict.