Category war/military

Protesting the NATO’s 70th anniversary: The peace movement’s counter-actions in Washington & NATO’s Ministerial Summit

The core statements of the action appealed to the many tourists that strolled around DC: disarming for social affairs, protecting the environment and stopping climate change and, naturally, no wars or interventions – “hands-off Venezuela!” and “No to NATO!”

Trump’s Withdrawal From the Iran Nuclear Deal Invites Disaster (Video), Chris Hedges with Scott Ritter

One of the greatest insults you can level at an intelligence professional is to be part and parcel of selling a manufactured lie that you know is a lie, or are in a position to determine is a lie.”

The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump, by Peter Castagno

The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.

Beyond NATO: Time to Break the Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Hundreds of thousands have died in U.S./NATO wars in Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Millions of refugees are now risking their lives trying to escape the carnage that these wars have brought to their homelands, while workers in the 29 NATO member-countries are told they must abandon hard-won social programs in order to meet U.S. demands for even more military spending.”

Reclaiming Armistice Day: A Day to Perpetuate Peace

Those of us who know war are compelled to work for peace.

A Must Read! The Hidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War, by Polly Mann

The result is a stunning indictment of our violent world and a powerful critique of the ways through which violence is reproduced on a daily basis, whether at the highest levels of the state or in the deepest recesses of the mind.

Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ with poetry by Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
      — Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
      Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

Who Calls Anyone “Civilized?” by Cathy Breen

“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency. 

Where Have You Gone, George McGovern?

He knew war well—well enough to know he hated it.

Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.

The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers | Tomgram: William Hartung

In translation, they’re telling Congress that they have more money than even they can spend in the time allotted.

The Many American Wars No One Notices

A discussion of the human and political costs of war as well as trillions of dollars spent.

Buffy Sainte-Marie | The War Racket (music video)

“The War Racket” tell it like it is. powerful music, powerful visuals.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.

Tom Engelhardt | Mapping a World from Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror 

The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…

The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As a Crime

How can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war actually be put to use?

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?