Category U.S. Empire
“The notion that perpetual war will somehow bring long-lasting peace is a peculiarly American and often recurring form of doublespeak (saying one thing and meaning the opposite) that permeates the entire national surveillance empire…”
“Capitalism’s need to control and consume resources is what drives most of these current war mongering activities.”
“The U.S. could have chosen hot war, but could also have chosen peace.”
“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)
“The late political scientist Kenneth Waltz argued that nuclear weapons can generally be a good thing because fear of the cataclysmic consequences of a war breaking out can make resort to war less likely. But that always has been a minority view.”
Children of the world, you have the right
To sing and dance, run and play, let your dreams take flight.
As the innocent die, you rulers carry the shame,
And if we stand idly by, we share in the blame.
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Chronicles how American culture – deeply rooted in white supremacy, slavery and capitalism – finds its origin story in the 17th century European colonization of Africa and North America, exposing the structural origins of American “looting.” (Amazon)
“Just as the U.S. was created by taking over the lands of Indigenous peoples by force, so America as an empire uses war to expand access to markets and resources”
“This issue should be front and center on the agenda of the global climate justice movement.”
(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).”
“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”
This is the last year that the United States will participate in the United Nations COP meetings as Trump formally withdraws from the Paris Agreement. What are activists in the US to do?
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?