Tag Archives: militarism

Trump vows ‘biggest military build-up in history’ (Video)

Coleen Rowley on PressTV re military build-up.

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.

John Pilger | The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident poet Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie.”

Michel Chossudovsky | U.S. Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency

Political Insanity prevails. And insanity could potentially unleash World War III. 

Henry Giroux | Trump’s Cabinet, the Church of Neoliberal Evangelicals (Video)

 Professor Henry Giroux says the appointments signal a future of more war and violent military interventions, and an embrace of Islamophobia TRANSCRIPT KIM BROWN: Welcome to The Real News Network, I’m Kim Brown, in Baltimore. Well, Donald Trump is forming his cabinet very much in his own image – white, male and wealthy – with […]

FAIR | Russia, Terror and Taxes Dominate Debates; Climate, Poverty, Abortion Barely Mentioned

The NSA (along with “privacy” and “surveillance”) and Native Americans have not been mentioned onstage once.

Black Lives Matter | A Vision For Black Lives

Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing the U.S. towards the ideals it articulates but has never achieved. In recent years we have taken to the streets, launched massive campaigns, and impacted elections, but our elected leaders have failed to address the legitimate demands of our Movement. We can no longer wait.

Photo by Nina Berman

GUNS AND HOTDOGS | How the U.S. Military Promotes Its Weapons Arsenal to the Public

In addition to standard TV advertising and flyovers at the Super Bowl, the U.S. military spends tens of millions of dollars each year on live events that function half as recruitment pitches and half as visceral plugs for its spectacular high-tech weaponry.

Constructing Visions of “Perpetual Peace”: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Since the early 1980s, polls in the US have shown that most people believe that the government is run by a few big interests looking out for themselves… I do not know of earlier polls, or polls in other countries, but it would not be surprising if the results are similar. The important question is: are people motivated to do something about it?

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism

The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants…

The Entrapped Somali Youth Trial | What Does It Mean?

Chris Hedges: “The permanent war economy is sustained through fearmongering—about communists during the Cold War and about Islamic jihadists today.”

Ed Felien: Confessions of an Unrepentant Maoist

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▶ DN!: Are Journalists and Activists Safe Anywhere in Mexico? Protests Erupt over Killing of 5 in Mexico City

DN!: Espinosa, who worked for the leading news magazine Proceso, was killed by gunmen alongside human rights activist Nadia Vera and three other women in an apartment in Mexico City Friday.

▶ Kathy Kelly: “When You Are Free, I Will Be Free”

Kathy is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author, founder of Voices in the Wilderness and now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spoke about the Christian Peacemakers Team and their role and incarceration in Iraq and about U.S. militarism and activism and dedication to peacemaking. Link to  videos of Peacestock’s The War on […]

Glenn Greenwald |”On Patriot Act Renewal” and “Anonymous Fearmongering”

“This is Glenn Greenwald with the Intercept, and my guest today is Jameel Jaffer, the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, and we are here to discuss the still intensifying drama in the Senate and the House over the debate concerning reauthorization of the Patriot Act, key provisions of which are scheduled to expire on June 1st.”

▶ Democracy Now! Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Champion of Social Justice & Chronicler of Latin America’s Open Veins

We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow. But the human rainbow had been mutilated by machismo, racism, militarism and a lot of […]

Popular Resistance: Changing Our Story

Popular Resistance: Challenging the Neo-Liberal Assault

The truth is that people-power can stop fast track and the global neo-liberal assault. We can do this through both civil resistance to stop harmful policies such as emergency managers and international corporate treaties and by telling a new story and taking action to create a new societal structure for the economy and governance.

▶ Mark Fiore: Brian Williams and the Frog of War

Fiore: The rear echelon politicians, cheerleaders and war planners seem to have another sort of selective memory [from the fog of war], that’s where the Frog of War comes in. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out the links behind the cartoon.

Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter, Winter II, 2014

Mary Beaudoin, Editor Winter II 2014 Has the U.S. Constitution Been Lost to Military Rule?  By Todd Pierce PM: On the Nuclear Watch  By Polly Mann ¡Presente! at the Gates of the SOA and Stewart Detention Center  By Pepperwolf Twelve Memes of 2014 to Say Good-bye to in 2015  By Jeff Nygaard NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES Prefer to read the newsletter […]

Chris Hedges: How the Brutalized Become Brutal

“Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We do not stand over the decapitated and eviscerated bodies left behind on city and village streets by our missiles, drones and fighter jets. We do not listen to the wails and shrieks of parents embracing the […]