Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

Chelsea Manning: We Need to Stop This ‘Death Machine of Power’

All these systems are overlapping, and they’re suffocating people, deliberately and methodically, over decades. And this has been a continuing—you know, like people have been building this whirling death machine of power for decades now.

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.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

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.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “That’s All” and “Down by the Riverside” (Music Video)

Two songs for today by the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe

State of Surveillance (Video)

[Snowden] illustrates how the innards of every phone can act as pathways through which institutions can track your every move.

Ann Wright | Diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.

The Bush administration’s wholesale rejection of the ban on targeted killing or political assassinations reversed a quarter-century of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.

Kathy Kelly | From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Yemen to Iran, Syria and Iraq to the Horn of Africa, imperialism is on the march.

From Drone Strikes to MOAB: The Strategically Silenced

No single drone strike or bombing should be seen in isolation, but rather within this larger context of a social, political, military and economic anti-Muslim system

Mike Madden | Senior Advisor Sharon Burke at New America Says Ending the Worst Excesses of the War on Terror, Including Torture, Would Be “Concessions to ISIS”

What likely concerns Ms. Burke, is that social media is further from government control than is the traditional media.

Evergreene Digest |Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016.

Here is a rundown of U.S. foreign policy in 2016. Marjorie Cohn, Huffington Post 12/30/2016 | One of the most alarming developments in U.S. foreign policy in 2016 was the ratcheting up of the new iteration of the Cold War. Looking back at U.S. foreign policy in this last year of Barack Obama’s presidential tenure, […]

Polly Mann | Known Knowns and Known Unknowns

a recent Inspector General’s audit report showed that $6.5 trillion in “defense” spending could not be accounted for.

David Swanson | The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Drone

Linebaugh says there is no way to distinguish the little “civilian” blobs from little “militant” blobs.

Dilip Hiro | American Power at the Crossroads

The global scenario that the down-to-earth presidents of China and Russia seem to have in mind resembles the sort of balance of power that existed in Europe for a century after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

Rise Up Times | Articles about the Middle East

Articles about the Middle East. Click the title of each article to read the full article.  Found on the link on the RiseUpTimes.org page.  Regularly updated. Also visit the WAMM Middle East Committee website here  for information and articles. +++ +++ A few of the newer posts. US Won’t Release Text Of Secret Deal With Russia To […]

Kathy Kelly | A Good Beginning

If the U.S. might diminish offensive war preparations against Russia, when would DOD budget proposals begin to reflect this?

What Did We Buy With the $5 Trillion That the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Have Cost Us?

We were lied into that war, and it has weakened our economy. If anyone can tell me what benefits that war brought the average American, I’d like to hear it.

7180. The truth about murder drones (Video)

To this point, U.S. drones have taken over 7,180 lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somali; no tally has been kept of drone assassinations in the other countries engulfed in war – Iraq, Syria and Libya. These killings, as you know, violate international law requiring due process and a variety of principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed by the U.S. after World War II.