Tag Archives: militarization

Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy

Still today, hardly any people know just how much falsehood was fed to them to justify what we did. By Dennis Bernstein  Covert Action Magazine  September 24, 2019 The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, designs new nuclear weapons and conducts plutonium research.  [Credit: worldatlas.com] [Daniel Ellsberg, a consultant to the White House in 1961, drafted […]

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

Marshall McLuhan: “World War III will be a guerrilla information war,” it says. “With no divisions between military and civilian participation.”

Ann Wright | A defense of WomenCross DMZ: When “human rights” hurts North Koreans

 When “human rights” hurts North Koreans: A defense of WomenCross DMZ

Henry A. Giroux: The Militarization of Racism and Neoliberal Violence

“But I want to introduce a caveat. I think it is a mistake to simply focus on the militarization of the police and their racist actions in addressing the killing of Michael Brown. What we are witnessing in this brutal killing and mobilization of state violence is symptomatic of the neoliberal, racist, punishing state emerging […]

Winona LaDuke: From Geronimo to Bin Laden

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
From Geronimo to Bin Laden Winona LaDuke Explores The Militarization of Indian Country From Hollywood Progressive May 12, 2011 By Georgianne Nienaber Editorial Note:  Time to revisit this book, especially if you have not seen information about it before. Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and twice Ralph Nader’s Green Party Vice Presidential…

Gilbert Mercier> Global War Economy: The Empire of the US Military Industrial Complex

This permanent war business proposition is criminal in nature but absolutely fool proof in terms of maximum returns on the investment. Money is made when the weapons are manufactured. By Gilbert Mercier  Aug 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm  NEWS JUNKIE POST   Arguably, since entering World War II, the United States of America’s economy has been a war […]

[Video] Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on the Culture of War and National Security State

Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer speaking at Peacestock 2013 from Bill Sorem PLUS 1 week ago Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is Associate Professor of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Jack is a graduate of St. Olaf College where he majored in Political Science. He did his theological training at Union Theological Seminary in New York City […]

Tom Engelhardt> Washington’s Militarized Mindset

Tom Engelhardt> Washington’s Militarized Mindset The Military Solution> The Lessons Washington Can’t Draw From the Failure of the Military Option  By Tom Engelhardt    July 5, 2012    Tom Dispatch Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began.  Certainly, a smaller percentage of us — less than 1% — serves […]

Bill Habedank> Final Battle for Peace

Final Battle for Peace By Bill Habedank (about the author)      April 3, 2012     opednews.com Since my birth in 1947, my country and the world has been in a constant state of war. For many years I thought that that was just the way it was. War was all about freedom and patriotism and honor. We […]

Three Words: NATO War Crimes

Three Words: NATO War Crimes Posted on April 5, 2012 by comehomeamerica by Joe Scarry of Scarry Thoughts. Today’s Chicago Tribune featured an exchange between Eric Zorn and Andy Thayer on why people are protesting NATO. It’s important that people are turning to the substance of the protests against NATO, particularly in a mainstream media outlet. It’s […]

Poster> Join us in Washington, DC, beginning on March 30 for NOW DC and Occupy Power!

The National Occupation of Washington, DC: Occupy Power! Submitted by Margaret Flowers on Sat, 01/14/2012 – 19:14  NOWDC.org March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC. The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC) opposes the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Our most precious safeguard, the […]

A message from Mothers for Peace in Iran to the United Nations!

A message from Mothers for Peace in Iran to the United Nations! Leila Zand       Thursday, November 3, 2011, 4:07pm  FOR Mothers for Peace in Iran — Message to the Secretary-General and the Security Council of the United Nations Your Excellency Secretary General and Honourable Members of the Security Council at the United Nations, These days […]

Video> Occupy Movement Energizes Peace Movement> Minneapolis

The spirit of OccupyMN has infected the Minneapolis peace movement. Peace activists have been seen at The People’s Plaza in downtown Minneapolis and a number of new people participating in this march came from the OccupyMN contingent. International Anti-War Days, October 15/16, 2011, was celebrated in Minneapolis with a march down Lake Street, ending up […]

Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)!

Shut Down the School of the Americas  We won’t stop until the SOA is shut down and the U.S. government has stopped relying on violence – be it military, political, or economic – to enforce its oppressive foreign policy in Latin America and the Carribean. Join us for the 21st anniversary of non-violent protest at […]

Chiapas: Peace Caravan

Chiapas: Caravan to the South Day 3    SIPAZ Drawings for peace (@SIPAZ) The third day of the journey of the Carvan for Peace in Chaipas began with a visit by a commission of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity to the Zapatista caracol of Oventic.  A member of the Good-Government Council (JBG) gave […]

10th anniversary of dubious military authorization, by Michael Ratner

10th anniversary of dubious military authorization By Michael Ratner, September 17, 2011    The Progressive Ten years ago this Sunday, Sept. 18, the United States set itself on a destructive course. That was the day President Bush signed the bill that Congress had just passed called the Authorization for Use of Military Force. Ten years […]

Video, After 9/11: Ten Years of War

A special production by James Corbett for GlobalResearchTV The Centre for Research on Globalization in collaboration with Canadians for 9/11 Truth present a Commemorative Public Conference: AFTER 9/11: TEN YEARS OF WAR Thursday, September 8, 2011, Montreal, Canada The tragic events of September 11, 2001, which claimed many lives in the United States, have since […]

The price of 9/11, by Joseph E. Stiglitz

The price of 9/11 Ten years after 9/11, al-Qaeda has been greatly weakened; but the price paid by the US was enormous, and unnecessary. Joseph E Stiglitz  Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 14:59  Al Jazeera George W Bush’s war in Iraq was ‘the first war in history paid for entirely on credit’ [GALLO/GETTY] The September 11, […]

War policies fire up Obama protesters | StarTribune.com

War policies fire up Obama protesters Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune Updated: August 30, 2011 – 9:51 PM Many of the 200 outside president’s speech say they once supported him but now are disillusioned by events. President Obama was greeted at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday by about 200 mostly war protesters […]

The price of war for Minnesotans

The price of war for Minnesotans Article by: JACK NELSON-PALLMEYER and BILL HILTY Updated: July 25, 2011 – 7:02 PM   Star Tribune.com Budget gap could have been easily closed with the money we send away.   MinnesotaASAP@gmail.com U.S. soldiers in Kunar province, Afghanistan. Photo: David Goldman, Associated Press Citizens in Minnesota are being encouraged to see scarcity […]