Tag Archives: National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
“Upending the process by which ever increasing cash flows are directed into the military-industrial complex may not be popular with McConnell and the defense contractors he represents. But it most definitely is popular in a country where the overwhelming majority of Democratic voters and more than half of Republicans voters are ready to take money out of the Pentagon budget and move it into the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the economic pain that extends from it.
“On Thursday, the House passed a resolution that would reassert Congress’s constitutional, and long-neglected, power to start and end wars. The resolution faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and this is where progressives should place their energy.”
Another action to take: Don’t Iraq Iran. Protests continue nationwide. Ironically, we have heard from the one of the greatest purveyors of propaganda, the Washington Post, that we are lied to about war. But with the release of the series “Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War” by Craig Whitlock, you would think that […]
Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.
The U.S. government is creating a new $160 million bureaucracy to shut down information that doesn’t conform to U.S. propaganda narratives, building on the strategy that sold the bloody Syrian “regime change” war, writes Rick Sterling. By Rick Sterling Consortium News January 1, 2016 The U.S. establishment is not content simply to have domination over […]
Obama’s Recently-Signed National Defense Authorization Act Includes A ‘Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act’. The Intercept’s Alex Emmons Explains…
Editor’s Note: This article briefly mentions the raids on the homes antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago in 2010 after their organizations were infiltrated. The article does not mention the RNC8, who were accused of terrorism after the 2008 Republican convention in St. Paul MN. So really, this is not new news for those of us in Minnesota. […]
Jeremy Hammond in a March 2012 booking photo from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago. AP/Cook County Sheriff\’s Office By Chris Hedges Posted on Nov 10, 2013 truthdig.com NEW YORK—Jeremy Hammond sat in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center last week in a small room reserved for visits from attorneys. He was wearing an oversized prison […]