Category U.S. Empire

The new COVID “relief” bill includes:

“tax breaks if you own a race horse” (and how corrupt is the US government?)

Chris Hedges: Decline of US Empire, Liberal Class Suicide and Fascism

Chris Hedges has for years argued that the Democratic Party sold its soul long ago and turned its back on the American people and that we Americans have been living through what he calls a “corporate coup d’etat in slow motion.”

The global nuclear bargain, by Paul R. Pillar

“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.”

Is It for Freedom? by Sara Thomsen

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.

Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction

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Chris Hedges with Gerald Horne: Origins of White Supremacy

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)

Capitalism in Crisis and The Combination That Changed Capitalism Forever, with Yanis Varoufakis

“Explores what a restructured economic and political landscape might look like in a post pandemic era, and what it would take to harness state power in service of the masses rather than corporations.”

10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War

“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”

Webinar Sat. 5.23: Regime Change and Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

“This issue should be front and center on the agenda of the global climate justice movement.”

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).”

National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America

“A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA,” said NED cofounder Allen Weinstein in 1991.

“Impeach the Prez”

“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”

Failed Action on the Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

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?

Why Trump is Facing Impeacement, by Roger D. Harris

[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to HIS World

He’s there daily, often hourly, whether I like it or not, and I don’t have a Department of Homeland Security to separate him from his children, throw them all in degrading versions of prison — without even basic toiletries or edible food or clean water…

Under the Shield: U.S. Nuclear Missiles in Europe

U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

Water and Greenhouse Gas Pollution in the U.S. Military

Co-director Neta C. Crawford puts into perspective just how quickly military emissions add up: in January 2017, two B-2B bombers emitted about 1,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases in a single mission to bomb ISIS targets in Libya, says Mic article. MIC  June 26, 2019    MORE A new drinking water crisis hits US military […]

Latin America, Update: Venezuela, Mexico, Fascism/US Foreign Policy, Nicaragua

Several articles are included. Access the full articles by clicking on the title. ‎Women Against Military Madness (WAMM)‎: Protest NPR and MPR coverage of Venezuela  (Facebook Link) Take Action!  From the Anti-War Committee ***Call in this Week to Protest NPR and MPR coverage of Venezuela (cosponsored by WAMM and the Anti-War Committee) Please contact Nancy Cassutt, Executive […]

New U.S. Nuclear Bombs Heading for Europe: What Can Stop Them?

It’s worth remarking that fires from even a very “limited” use of a small number of modern nuclear weapons would create so much soot and ash that the consequent collapse of agriculture could cause the famine death of two billion people. By Nukewatch staff  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Vol. 37 No. 2  Spring 2019 […]