Category war/military

Chris Hedges |”Fascism in the Age of Trump”

“Collective self-delusion…”

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?

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

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

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

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! […]

Kathy Kelly | The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.

From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced

No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system

John Pilger on nuclear war, Russia and The Last Poets (Video)

The majority of humanity wants nuclear weapons to be illegal.

A Multi-Level Analysis of the US Cruise Missile Attack on Syria and Its Consequences

What is evident is that the Syrians did not drop chemical weapons from their aircraft and that no chemical gas was ever stored at the al-Shayrat airbase.

Rebecca Gordon | American Carnage: Fighting the Forever War

Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.

Wm. O. Beeman | Trump Administration Risks War with Iran Over Nothing

Once again, the United States is singling out and targeting Iran on highly questionable grounds without any real authority.

Evergreene Digest: U.S. Veterans Just Turned Against Donald Trump and It Is Going Viral

In just his third day in office, Donald Trump screwed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of better pay, and thousands more out of potential jobs.

Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]

Sarah Martin | Report on Syria from Judy Bello and the U.S. Peace Council

The U.S. delegation was also granted a two-hour meeting with President Bashar al-Assad.

David Swanson | Public vs. Media on War

Although the public believes the hype about danger emanating from these foreign forces, it does not favor the solution it is endlessly offered by the media and the U.S. government.

David Swanson | Of All the Opinions I’ve Heard on Syria

if you want actual aid delivered on a massive scale, if you want withdrawal of foreign forces and the opening of serious negotiations for disarmament and peace…

Chossudovsky: U.S. “Military Aid” to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh: Pentagon Uses Illicit Arms Trafficking to Channel Enormous Shipments of Light Weapons into Syria

The US and its allies (including Turkey and Saudi Arabia) have relied on the illicit trade in light weaponry produced in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, China, etc. for delivery to rebel groups inside Syria, including ISIS-Daesh and Al Nusra.

Evergreene Digest | Clinton And Trump, Call Your Office: America’s Bipartisan Policy Of Perpetual War Has Failed To Deliver Peace

This approach (Perpetual War) is based on the belief that Washington is capable of solving every international problem. If only unnamed bright people implemented theoretically brilliant strategies backed by unidentified resolute citizens, terrorism would be suppressed, ISIS would be defeated, Russia would be compliant, Iraq would be successful, Syria would be peaceful, Libya would be […]

Polly Mann | Top of the Charts

How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.