Category Militarism

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.

The Unaccountable Nation, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“The U.S. is a perfect candidate for an ICC war crimes investigation.”

Beyond the Economic Chaos of Coronavirus Is a Global War Economy,

“The level of global social polarization and inequality is unprecedented. In 2018, the richest one percent of humanity controlled more than half of the world’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent had to make do with just 4.5 percent of this wealth.”

Sanctions Are an Act of War

“Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets.”

Under the Guise of a Fact Check, NPR Provides a Propaganda Twofer, by Mike Madden

Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news.
We don’t have to tell you what dangerous times we face.

Chris Hedges: The One-Choice Election

“Playing politics in a system that is not democratic is about being complicit in the charade.”

Empire, Militarization, and Popular Revolt in Africa

In what ways does militarization/militarism in the African context enable, extend and depend upon economic, military/’security’ relations with imperialist actors, most importantly the US and Israel? A video of a panel discussion organized by The People’s Forum. Includes academics and members of human rights organizations and the National Lawyers Guild. What are the new/old justifications […]

Ilhan Omar Has a Plan to Revolutionize U.S. Foreign Policy

“They would also have to reckon with the humanitarian impact of sanctions, which Congress largely ignores at this point, and it has led to some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as we’re seeing in Venezuela, and North Korea, and Iran.”

Defender Europe 20: US to practice invasion of Europe, by Kate Hudson

“Defender Europe 20, NATO’s biggest wargames for over 25 years, is getting under way this month. 20,000 US troops are participating in the US’s largest deployment to Europe in over quarter of a century.”

To Stop the Next War Before It Starts, We Need to Confront Militarism Itself, by Michael Galant

“The imminent threat of war with Iran seems to have passed. We’re still not out of the woods — not by a long shot.”

Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”

Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire

“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”

March on the Pentagon Rages Against the War Machine, by Emma Fiala

In our short existence, it has been a priority of March on the Pentagon to effectively communicate that we are also against the bipartisan war machine and all of the war, all of the imperialism, and all of the ways each and every one of us is affected.  WAMM board members Carol Walker, Sarah Martin, […]