Category Military Madness

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

John Pilger: US IS THE PROBLEM (Video)

The problem for the rest of the world actually, now, is the containment of the United States.

Adam Garrie | The Myanmar Conflict – Explained

Into this cauldron of violence with historical antecedents that are often dangerously brushed over, observers on all ideological sides are growing increasingly angry, distraught and confused.

Entire Families are Being Killed by U.S. Airstrikes in Raqqa, Syria

U.S. commander: “we shoot every boat we find.”

Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy (Video/Audio)

Afghanistan again, North Korea, Ukraine, etc., ad nauseam. End Endless War

Robert Koehler | Dancing with Fear

Maybe it’s time to stop regarding every challenge, danger, obstacle, mystery and fear we encounter as a military operation…

Empire of Destruction:  Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh 

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble   

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…