Tag Archives: US military

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever, by David Swanson

“There are still about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.” That says it all, in shorthand.

Ann Wright | Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?

Did you know that several Americans also set themselves on fire to attempt to end U.S. military actions during those turbulent war years in the 1960s?

David Swanson | What We’re Supposed to Think (What Difference Does it Make?)

We’re supposed to think that government officials mean well.
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What other countries call bribes we call campaign contributions.

Nick Turse | Pentagon video warns of “unavoidable” dystopian future for world’s biggest cities

— brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers …

David Swanson | Police Brutality against Blacks Rooted in US Foreign Policy

Highlighting the role the Israeli military plays in the training of US law enforcement forces, Swanson related the shooting culture to US foreign policy.

Evergreene Digest | The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win. Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem James Fallows, The Atlantic <http://www.theatlantic.com&gt; January/February, 2015 | […]

Gary G. Kohls | Inconvenient Truths About … the Duluth Air Show

Squandering the Planet’s Increasingly Scarce Fossil Fuels for our Amusement By Gary G. Kohls, MD  Duluth Reader  July 7, 2016 Also direct to Rise Up Times The Big Oil cartels have, for decades, been poisoning the Gulf of Mexico, the Persian Gulf and many other oceans and ocean floors with uncounted millions of gallons of […]

Noam Chomsky on US Presence in Europe and Edward Snowden

Why are circa 44,660 US troops and 170 military installations stationed in Germany?
What historical decisions are tied to US military presence in Europe & Germany ?
Why doesn’t Germany grant Edward Snowden the right to asylum?

Robert Dreyfus and Nick Turse: America’s Afghan Victims

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians. BY ROBERT DREYFUSS AND NICK TURSE  SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THE NATION See this story at its source » Afghans in Narang district mourn the death of civilians killed in Eastern Kunar, December 27, 2009.  RAWA/WIMIMEDIA COMMONS When an American soldier dies in Afghanistan, […]

Glenn Greenwald> US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent

US drone strikes target rescuers in Pakistan – and the west stays silent Attacking rescuers – a tactic long deemed by the US a hallmark of terrorism – is now routinely used by the Obama administration By Glenn Greenwald  Monday 20 August 2012 10.33 EDT guardian.co.uk,  Glenn Greenwald now writes for The Guardian A US air force pilot […]