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Ukraine and the Triumph of Militarism, by Caitlin Johnstone

What makes Tierney’s triumphant militarist smut so annoying isn’t how he’s wrong, it’s how he’s right. You can take issue all you like with his use of the word “left” to describe liberal supporters of capitalism and empire who just want the empire to be a bit less embarrassing and maybe forgive their student loans, but that’s the fault of the generations of psyops that have gone into sabotaging the left and destroying its memory, not Tierney’s.

The Chris Hedges Report: Ukraine and the Resurgence of American Militarism, with Andrew Bacevich

"The insistence is upon the United States exercising global primacy of continuing to be number one, a position we've become accustomed to having ever since the end of World War II. I think that conviction remains and is taken seriously, so it's less about a mission to spread democracy [and] it's more about a conviction of history having chosen the United States uniquely to preside over the future of humankind."

American Militarism, A Persistent Malady: Putin Changed the Subject, by Andrew Bacevich

"Between theory and practice — between the aspirations expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, on the one hand, and the pervasive presence of what King labeled the “giant triplets” of racism, materialism, and militarism on the other — there still looms, even in our own day, a massive gap. [King's Riverside Vietnam] speech address eloquently reflected on that gap, which, with the passage of time, has not appreciably narrowed."

Tribunal Crimes of “War on Terror”

"I initiate the third sitting of the belmont tribunal in this period an antiwar tribunal to build the people's diplomacy and the new planetary movement against the war everywhere shut down Guantanamo, free Assange, stop the war."

The battle for Ukraine, with ex-UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter

What Russia has maintained and what was pretty apparent was that this [Donbass] was a de facto NATO base inside Ukraine, which is technically not a member of NATO, so you're talking about de facto NATOization being the main factor in this war,,,I mean for Russia. This war was predicated by NATO's appetite for eastern expansion of the expansion eastward to include Ukraine..

Hedges: The Lie of American Innocence

"Industrial war destroys existing value systems that protect and nurture life, replacing them with fear, hatred, and a dehumanization of those who we are made to believe deserve to be exterminated. It is driven by emotions, not truth or fact. It obliterates nuance, replacing it with an infantile binary universe of us and them."

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