Tag Archives: Military

Diana Johnstone | The Hillary Clinton Presidency Has Already Begun As Lame Ducks Promote Her War

In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.

Evergreene Digest | Tom Engelhardt | Washington’s 15-Year Air War

Bombs Away! 
Their Precision Weaponry and Ours Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War. Otherwise, the first explosions from the Thirty Years’ version of the same will be on the horizon before we […]

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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.

Ending Human Violence is a Task for Each of Us

War- The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

Chris Hedges: The Lie of Patriotism

Nationalists do not venerate veterans. They venerate veterans who read from the approved patriotic script. America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth. Those we fight are depraved barbarians. Our enemies deserve death. God is on our side. Victory is assured. Our soldiers and Marines are heroes.

Ann Wright: Dangerous Military Buildup in Asia and Pacific

Wright: The Jeju Island naval base will be the homeport for ships that carry the U.S. Aegis missiles. Many on the island call it a U.S. naval base since it will be a key part of the U.S. “pivot” to Asia and the worldwide U.S. missile defense system. They believe that the naval base will be used as frequently by U.S. warships as by South Korean ships and submarines. With a naval base on Jeju Island, they believe that Jeju Island becomes a target should military hostilities break out in Asia and the Pacific.

Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’

The belief that a race or class is contaminated is used by ruling elites to justify quarantining the people of that group. But quarantine is only the first step. By Chris Hedges   truthdig.com   July  14, 2014   Palestinians salvage what they can of their belongings from the rubble of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza […]

Karma Of Dissent: An Interview With Ann Wright

“Here’s somebody that’s spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world.” By Ann Wright (about the author)  opednews.com  June 5, 2014 In late […]

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or […]

▶ What Drives War? — David Swanson on Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)

Published on Dec 16, 2013 On RAI, Paul Jay and David Swanson discuss the culture and economics of war Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on TWITTER at Rise Up Times(@touchpeace). Rise Up Times is […]

Brigid’s Year End Rap Up

By Brigid McDonald November/December 2013  WAMM Newsletter After trillions and trillions no war have we won. What could have been done with all the war mon $? Each school child could have a free instrument. Now wouldn’t that be Money well spent? Every mother and child we could be giving an adequate income for comfortable […]

▶ The NSA Is Coming to Town! WAMM Singers

NSA Carols Sung by the WAMM Singers (Women Against Military Madness) THE NSA IS COMING TO TOWN TUNE: Santa Claus is Coming to Town You better watch out, You better not Skype, You better log out, Yeah you better not type, The NSA is coming to town. They’re making a list, They’re checking it twice; […]

▶ Seymour Hersh: Obama “Cherry Picked” Intel on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike (2 of 2)

Published on Dec 9, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh joins us to discuss his new article casting doubt on the veracity of the Obama administration’s claims that only the Assad regime could have carried out the chemical attacks in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta earlier this year. Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh […]

Kevin Gosztola: US Medical Professionals Were Involved in the Design and Administration of Torture

By Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013  The Dissenter  Fire Dog Lake Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture.  This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task […]

Sonali Kolhatkar: The Cost of Courage — Malalai Joya’s Life-Risking Activism

“Joya had refused to remain silent in Parliament, and now, out of office, with her life more in danger than ever, she continues to speak for her people. In 2009, at the insistence of her supporters, she published her memoir, “A Woman Among Warlords,” where she laid out in clear terms her twofold struggle against […]

(Video) Colbert Nation> Scahill on Dirty Wars & The Zimmerman Verdict

Monday July 15, 2013 Jeremy Scahill Author Jeremy Scahill discusses the secret war in Afghanistan, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the Obama administration’s “Terror Tuesday” meetings.  (05:24) Monday July 15, 2013 George Zimmerman Verdict Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera explains why an all-female jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin murder case.  (04:11) […]

[Video] Gil Scott-Heron – Work For Peace

Work for Peace  ribeye Uploaded on Apr 19, 2009 Gil Scott-Heron My music video of a timeless song with picture’s i lifted off flickr Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to […]

NLG> Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration

Court rules peace activists can sue the U.S. military for infiltration By davidswanson – Posted on 18 December 2012 warisacrime.org   National Lawyers Guild December 18, 2012 Nathan Tempey, Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 New York Guild lawyer hails historic decision In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a Guild lawyer’s challenge […]

Bill Moyers Video Interview> Tom Engelhardt on Supersized Politics in the 2012 Election

Tom Engelhardt on Supersized Politics in the 2012 Election November 5, 2012 If we’ve learned anything from the 2012 race, it’s that American politics have gotten way out of our control. Our guest Tom Engelhardt says that, like our sodas and our military, our elections have become “supersized.” In this web-exclusive interview, filmed before Hurricane Sandy […]

David Swanson> Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II

Drowning on Wall Street and Ending World War II  The Marshall Plan was a plan for domination — smarter and more skillful domination than some other attempts — but still domination.  U.S. capitalist control was the highest purpose.  By David Swanson (about the author)     OpEdNews Op Eds 10/30/2012  Imagine if George W. Bush had stood on the smoking ruins […]