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“To put such a figure in perspective, the $75 billion in Pentagon contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin that year was significantly more than one and one-half times the entire 2020 budget for the State Department and the Agency for International Development, which together totaled $44 billion.”
“A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First.”
The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.
Now, the time of a new democratic rebellion is upon us again, for We the People are suddenly in the grip of a brutish level of monopolistic power.
Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.
Democracy Now! America’s #1 Weapons Salesman: Trump Promotes U.S. Arms Manufacturers & Weakens Export Rules
Reuters reveals that the new initiative will provide guidelines that could allow more countries to be granted faster deal approvals, and will call on Cabinet officials to help close deals between foreign governments and U.S. defense contractors. Democracy Now! Published on Apr 18, 2018 https://democracynow.org – A new exposé by Reuters reveals how the Trump […]
How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.
As Lee Fang observed recently in The Intercept, “The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.”
But the question of how to push back against the problem has seemed gargantuan. Four hundred and thirty-five Congressional districts: how to begin?
William Hartung, a Fellow at the Center for International Policy, reports that major weapons contractors like Bechtel and Boeing reap huge profits from weapons upgrades. Lockheed Martin “gets two bites at the apple”…
A look at the list of people and military manufacturing corporations involved says it all.
A missile falls from the sky, killing a grandmother and almost killing her two grandchildren… Published on Oct 30, 2014 Since 2004 drone strikes have killed 2,379 human beings. Of those thousands killed, only 12% could be positively identified as “militants”. Drone strike victims are overwhelmingly innocent civilians. SIGN THE PETITION & WATCH THE FULL […]
Rise Up Times Editor’s Note: The CEO of Boeing is one of the .01 percent, making him not just one of the wealthiest CEOs, but one of the wealthiest people in the country. Boeing is a major manufacturer of military drones, holding millions of dollars in U.S. government contracts. Boeing headquarters is in Chicago. The Anti-War […]
Consequences of War on Iran “Let’s be clear—we’re already at war on Iran. And the drumbeat for a military attack increases daily. Yet rarely is there any consideration for the consequences and the fact that never before in history has a bomb with depleted uranium been dropped on a nuclear site.” by Margaret Sarfehjooy WAMM […]
Protesters March to Boeing Headquarters as NATO Summit Continues – Common Dreams staff Published on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Common Dreams Protesters headed down Lake Street toward #Boeing. (Photo: via TwitPic / YFrog / NBC Chicago) In a second day of protest, people gathered this morning for a planned march from Chicago’s Union Park […]