Tag Archives: endless war
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.
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.
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.
Tom Engelhardt | Mapping a World from Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror
The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…
It actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.
U.S. commander: “we shoot every boat we find.”
Afghanistan again, North Korea, Ukraine, etc., ad nauseam. End Endless War
Why do I call the crimes being punished imaginary?
The Hole in the Ground: A Parable for Peacemakers is a compelling account of the drain of the arms race on human and material resources and the complicity of corporations and the American community in supporting the death trade. In the face of despair, Daniel Berrigan asks us to choose life, to choose for our […]
Militarism as religion in America, permanent war state, and non-military solutions.
Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)
Can you have a democracy that organizes itself around violence and war?
A Nation Made by War and a Citizenry Unmade By It
Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.
Coleen Rowley on PressTV re military build-up.
Private companies are responsible first to their shareholders and then to their hiring nation.