Tag Archives: endless war

Violence Begets Violence: America’s Wars Come Home

“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…”

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it.”

Survival at 100 Seconds to Midnight and Biden Cutting the Military Budget

Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”

Seizing the War Industry, by Christian Sorenson

“The War Industry infests the American economy like a cancer, sapping its strength and distorting its creativity while devouring its treasure.”

End This Endless War…this Endless Militarism

“We’re all part of a culture that continues to esteem war, embrace militarism, and devote more than half of federal discretionary spending to wars, weaponry, and the militarization of American culture. “

Chris Hedges: America’s Death March

“The ruling elites, who first built a mafia economy and then built a mafia state, will continue under Biden, as they did under Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, to wantonly pillage and loot. The militarized police will not stop their lethal rampages in poor neighborhoods.”

Killing Democracy in America, by William Astore

“Scenarios of perpetual war haunt my thoughts. For a healthy democracy, there should be few things more unthinkable than never-ending conflict, that steady drip-drip of death and destruction that drives militarism, reinforces authoritarianism, and facilitates disaster capitalism.”

America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border

“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”

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”

Maj. Danny Sjursen, Nefarious Nostalgia: Trump’s West Point Address, by the Numbers

“…it’s apparent that getting Trump to truly end most endless wars he laments, topple systemic militarism, address racial injustice, attempt unity, or exude a shred of empathy, would require magic more powerful than even the gay “conversion therapy” ole Mike Pence once championed.

Chris Hedges on Biden vs. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Corporate Media, Assange & State of the Left

A fixed election system, mainstream corporate media, and more.

No War for the Holidays! Take time this holiday season to speak out for peace.

Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Everywhere
Say NO to U.S. War on Iran & North Korea
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela and Bolivia

How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen

Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.

War Mongering, Iran, Yemen, Russia: Chris Hedges, Code Pink, Wm. J. Astore and more

Several articles are included in this post. To read the articles, click on the title or if available, the Read More link. The American Cult of Bombing Consortium News   Originally published under William Astore, The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War on Tom Dispatch  June 10, 2019 William J. Astore analyzes the fallacies behind the […]

Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism, by Medea Benjamin – Alice Slater

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? Environmentalists need to contest the Pentagon’s staggering global footprint. The US military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gasses, contributing about 5 percent of global warming emissions.

Syria – a case study in propaganda, by Chris Kanthan

In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

Why Are Some on the Left Falling for Fake News on Syria? by Sonali Kolhatkar

If leftist and progressive calls to curb American imperialism are to be taken seriously, our analysis of international relations and foreign policy needs to be far more sophisticated.

Recipe for Perpetual War by Coleen Rowley and Robert Wing

Our out of control national destructiveness and its unspeakable costs constitute the “spiritual death” that Martin Luther King warned us about at the height of the Vietnam War, yet they remain mostly unaddressed in public discourse.