Tag Archives: War/Military

Jeff Cohen | ‘The Doves Are Hawks and the Hawks Are Super-Hawks’

It’s a closed system. It’s a narrow system. What FAIR has talked about for decades is, we have a corporate spectrum: It goes from General Electric to General Motors. It goes from hawk to dove, but the doves are hawks, and the hawks are super-hawks. So you have this narrow spectrum, and if you don’t […]

The US Military Is the Biggest “Big Government” Entitlement Program on the Planet

It actively picks private sector winners by targeting billions of dollars to an elite group of profit-seeking contractors.

Evergreene Digest | How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability: The burst-height compensating super-fuze

Trump’s Proposed Increase in U.S. Defense Spending Would Be 80 Percent of Russia’s Entire Military Budget

Evergreene Digest | Selected Articles: Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS)

June 28, 2016 |  Obama’s “Humanitarian” Bombing Campaign “Against” the Islamic State (ISIS) Michel Chossudovsky, June 27 2016 The humanitarian pretext is bogus, the air strikes are illegal, extensive war crimes have been committed, Obama is no protecting civilians. The civilian deaths resulting from the air strikes are deliberate. The 2016 U.S. Election: A Possible […]

Rebecca Solnit on Climate Change and How Political Activism Can Help Us Find Happiness

What are your thoughts on the election?

The current hate-fest on the Left is just…kind of sad. The Left is famous for tearing itself apart. I’m not sure the purpose of that exercise. Hating on people has never been a great form of social change, so far as we know.

Evergreene Digest | America’s Reckless War Against Evil: Why It’s Self-Defeating And Has No End

The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine

Evergreene Digest: Why doesn’t the US observe Armistice Day? We’re more comfortable with war than peace.

The United States should be celebrating its 95th Armistice Day [2014], pausing as a nation to think about the terrible costs of war – including the loss of so many lives. Unfortunately, we replaced it with a very different holiday.

Evergreene Digest: Should the US trust Iran? That query should probably be turned on its head.

Our conduct since orchestrating a coup to install the shah hasn’t exactly given Iranians good reason to trust our pleas for partnership. Glenn Greenwald | NYT Claims US Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty: The Exact Opposite of Reality Trevor Timm, Guardian Tuesday 8 September 2015 | Americans have spent a lot of time over the […]

Evergreene Digest | Robert Parry: Will Peace Find a 2016 Advocate?

Campaign 2016 has offered few useful ideas about worsening global crises. On the Republican side, it’s been mostly the same-old tough talk while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have said little. Robert Parry, Consortium News  August 27, 2015 August 15 | At least since the 1980s – when Ronald Reagan made war seem like […]

▶ Kathy Kelly: “When You Are Free, I Will Be Free”

Kathy is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author, founder of Voices in the Wilderness and now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spoke about the Christian Peacemakers Team and their role and incarceration in Iraq and about U.S. militarism and activism and dedication to peacemaking. Link to  videos of Peacestock’s The War on […]

Tomgram: Ann Jones, Citizen’s Revolt in Afghanistan

Jones: Afghan and foreign commentators who sought to explain the public outcry that followed her death often claimed that a nation already traumatized and deeply depressed by never-ending wars had been retraumatized by the crime. But trauma commonly shuts down the sufferer, numbing the emotions and blunting the compassion that binds us to others. The murder of Farkhunda did just the opposite. People said it cut them like a knife. It made them feel again. Men described their hearts as “bleeding.” Women spoke of being “emptied” of tears. They wept for Farkhunda — and for themselves.

FAIR: Leading Papers Incite ‘Supreme International Crime’

From the article: The spirit of Kellogg-Briand was embodied in the formation of the United Nations, whose charter commits its signers to renouncing war and the threat of war: All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.

Mark Fiore: Obama and The Long War of Foreverness (animated cartoon)

I’m not saying the world is a happy, safe place and we should just stay home and contentedly drive our Priuses, but it seems establishing a one-size-fits-all legal justification(s) is not the way to do this.    By Mark Fiore  MarkFiore.com  February 23, 2015 While most people are focused on ISIS (or ISIL, Islamic State […]

“Children of War” Photo Series Tells Stories of Youth in Wartime Ukraine

Lisa, do you have a dream? “Yes. I want this war to end.”

Evergreene Digest: America’s War Machine sells fear and loathing beyond Ferguson. Black and brown people pay the price.

From Afghanistan to the NYPD and back again, America’s circle of violence is already repeating itself in 2015. But now is the time to question America’s addiction to violence – and violent racism Tomgram | Adam Hochschild: Thank You for Making War!  Steven W. Thrasher, Guardian <http://www.theguardian.com&gt; Monday 5 January 2015 | The War Machine […]

RT interview: Bagram, Gitmo victim: ‘Ticking time bomb intel is falsity, people say anything to stop torture’

Former Bagram and Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was subject to abuse and mentioned in the Senate committee report, dismissed claims that CIA torture could be justified, sharing his own experience with RT. He once made up facts to end the torture. RT.com  December 13, 2014 Click here to view the video READ MORE: 10 […]

David Swanson: Everything Wrong With Liberalism in One Image Found on FaceBook

 Moving away from militarism requires identifing with humanity, not a nation. “We” must begin to mean humanity.  By David Swanson (about the author)  OpEdNews.com  October 21, 2014 (image by http://warisacrime.org) Here’s a fairly typical image of a sort that constantly clogs up my FaceBook page. I take it to be the full and open expression of […]

Evergreene Digest: Kathy Kelly Challenging Drone Warfare in a U.S. Court

Kathy Kelly and Georgia Walker to be tried on December 10th, International Human Rights Day Kathy Kelly (Kathy@vcnv.org), Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org) October 7, 2014 (Today) Kathy Kelly and Georgia Walker appeared before Judge Matt Whitworth in Jefferson City, MO, federal court on a charge of criminal trespass to a military facility.  The charge […]

Obama bombs Syria: More Dirty War

Too much of the world is a battlefield. Cover of Jeremy Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars BOMBS AWAY IN SYRIA Huffington Post U.S. and Allies Strike ISIS Targets in Syria New York Times Bombs From Air and Sea Target Militants’ Stronghold By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT9:56 PM ET Airstrikes against the Islamic State unleashed a […]

▶ Bill Maher shredded by Glenn Greenwald on US intervention in Muslim countries

Bill Maher is taken apart by Glenn Greenwald for trying to absolve the US from any responsibility for the mass slaughter and destruction in Muslim countries 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. Rise Up […]