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.
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.”
Those of us who know war are compelled to work for peace.
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.
This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!
“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency.
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.
A discussion of the human and political costs of war as well as trillions of dollars spent.
“The War Racket” tell it like it is. powerful music, powerful visuals.
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…
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?
Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?
The Journalist and the Fixer: Who Makes the Story Possible?
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 […]
U.S. commander: “we shoot every boat we find.”