Tag Archives: War on Terror

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts

“They ignored the real threat: The U.S. Armed Forces’ rampant carbon-based military activity contributes to anthropogenic climate change, which melts Arctic ice, which opens up northern sea lanes, into which the Pentagon projects its polluting arsenal, which puts more carbon in the atmosphere.”

End This Endless War…this Endless Militarism

“We’re all part of a culture that continues to esteem war, embrace militarism, and devote more than half of federal discretionary spending to wars, weaponry, and the militarization of American culture. “

Noam Chomsky and Chris Hedges on the State of the American Empire

Noam Chomsky addresses the current state of the American Empire after the attack on the capital on Jan 6, 2021. His new book: “Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance.”

Chris Hedges: The Cost of Resistance

“The governing elites, when truly threatened, turn the rule of law into farce. Dissent becomes treason. They use the state mechanisms of control – intelligence agencies, police, courts, black propaganda and a compliant press that acts as their echo chamber, along with the jails and prisons, not only to marginalize and isolate rebels, but to psychologically and physically destroy them.”

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Supreme Court Gives Any President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them

The sanctuary movement needs an anti-war voice. 

Noam Chomsky | Optimism Over Despair (Book Review)

“In this series of highly informative conversations deftly organized by CJ Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky teaches us – yet again – so much on a huge range of issues – from economic globalisation through international politics to the linguistic foundations of humanity.”

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

Tom Engelhardt | Mapping a World from Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror 

The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, How We Learned Not To Care About America’s Wars

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?

Robert Koehler | A Public Plan for Peace

Something is dangerously loose at the American core: a need for endless war combined with a nuclear recklessness uncontained by public scrutiny. By Robert C. Koehler  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. […]

The Intercept | Trial and Terror

An in-depth report by The Intercept on US government pursuit of terrorism by the intelligence community.

Adam Smith | NYT Says Congress Has ‘Duty’ to Make War–Rather Than the Right to Reject It

Presidents…do have a duty under the Constitution to get Congress’s approval before waging war.

Glenn Greenwald | Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.

A hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism…

Former FBI Agent, Coleen Rowley Talks About 9/11 Intelligence Failures and GWOT

Former FBI Special Agent and whistleblower, Coleen Rowley, joins us to discuss the greatest intelligence failure in American History.

DN! Exclusive VIDEOS: Air Force Whistleblowers Risk Prosecution to Warn Drone War Kills Civilians, Fuels Terror

“Numbing & Horrible”: Former Drone Operator Brandon Bryant on His Haunting First Kill

Mary Beaudoin: Who is Behind the Mask?

He is credited with being a military strategist with abilities worthy of a five-star general and yet at the same time possessing the business acumen of an oil tycoon, in addition to being “a prolific fundraiser and a ruthless killer.” By Mary Beaudoin  WAMM Newsletter  Summer I  July 2015 Concrete information about Abu Bakr Al […]

▶ Linda Bilmes on the True Cost of War • Henry A. Wallace National Security Forum

Bilmes: We have been using entirely borrowed money to finance our wars.

▶ Breaking the Set: These 5 Censored Books Tell a History the Establishment Wants Hidden

Abby Martin speaks with NYU media studies professor, Mark Crispin Miller, about five historical books that have been actively suppressed and hidden from the American public. Click here to help Rise Up Times continue to bring you essential news you won’t find in the mainstream corporate media.   Forbidden Bookshelf: http://www.openroadmedia.com/series/forbidden-bookshelf/    

Henry A. Giroux: The War on Terrorism Targets Democracy Itself

Giroux: Notions of democracy increasingly appear to be giving way to the discourse of revenge, domestic security, stupidity and war. The political reality that has emerged since the shattering crisis of 9/11 increasingly points to a set of narrow choices that are being largely set by the jingoistic right-wing extremists, the US Defense Department and conservative-funded foundations, and fueled by the dominant media. War and violence now function as an aphrodisiac for a public inundated with commodities and awash in celebrity culture idiocy.