Category war/military

Virtual Events: No War 2020, World Beyond War

Conversion for a peaceful, green, & just future

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”

Sanctions Are an Act of War

“Sanctions can be more deadly than bullets.”

Schools of Mass Destruction

Given that the Doomsday Clock has moved to 100 seconds to midnight…

The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly speaks on The Wounds of War, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan with Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly will also be speaking at the East Side Freedom Library on Friday, January 21: Tim Arango, The New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad from 2010 to 2017 noted that many people he had spoken with in Iraq said […]

The Generals’ Long Con on Afghanistan, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

“I, for one, doubt that I’ll ever again trust the assertions and promises of most generals. And I’m not in bad company.”

Today We Return to the Gates of Fort Benning in Memory and Resistance

Close the School of the Americas!

Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“It took five days to remove all the bodies impaled on metalwork ripped from the walls in the blasts,”

Our Invisible Government, by Chris Hedges

The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.

You Tube Censorship: Pieta Mothers of Sorrow

Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!

U.S. Military Budget, Its Components, Challenges, and Growth, by Kimberly Amadeo

Why Military Spending Is More Than You Think It Is

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?

How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen

Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

War, Memory and Gettysburg, by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges illustrates the horrors of war through the eyes of his ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. Lest we forget what war is really like for the soldiers and civilians, it once ravaged our country and took our young men in a senseless war that should never have been fought, not because the cause was […]

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.

“I’m Explaining A Few Things”: A poem for June by Pablo Neruda

This was Spain: How many countries now where the U.S. bombs with endless war? The arms manufacturers’ dreams ($$$), the world’s nightmare.
“And you’ll ask: why doesn’t his poetry
speak of dreams and leaves
and the great volcanoes of his native land?
Come and see the blood in the streets. . .

Honoring All Those Scarred by War

“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”