Tag Archives: weapons manufacturers

Democracy Now! America’s #1 Weapons Salesman: Trump Promotes U.S. Arms Manufacturers & Weakens Export Rules

Reuters reveals that the new initiative will provide guidelines that could allow more countries to be granted faster deal approvals, and will call on Cabinet officials to help close deals between foreign governments and U.S. defense contractors.  Democracy Now! Published on Apr 18, 2018 https://democracynow.org – A new exposé by Reuters reveals how the Trump […]

Guns Before Country | Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Lobbyists, politicians and weapons manufacturers are the only beneficiaries of the massacre in Las Vegas.

Jason Ditz | Congress Wants Another $1 Trillion To ‘Reboot’ The Military

This trillion dollars easily breaks the budget on already prohibitively high military spending, and it’s just one of many schemes likely to be adopted.

Polly Mann | Top of the Charts

How have the five largest U.S. defense firms fared over the past five years? Their stock is up an average of 220 percent.

Jonathan Marshall: US Arms Makers Invest in a New Cold War

As Lee Fang observed recently in The Intercept, “The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries.”

John LaForge | Undeterred: Amid Terror Attacks in Europe, US H-bombs Still Deployed There

William Hartung, a Fellow at the Center for International Policy, reports that major weapons contractors like Bechtel and Boeing reap huge profits from weapons upgrades. Lockheed Martin “gets two bites at the apple”…

Mark Fiore: Death & Destruction, Inc (animated cartoon)

Fiore: It’s nothing new that the United States is the biggest arms dealer in the world, I just think it’s worth noting that we have a hand in nearly every war currently under way. What looks like crazy countries battling over religion, politics or resources far away from our shores, is closer to home when you peel back the layers to find out who is supplying those weapons.

US Weapons Exporters Lead World in War Profiteering

The U.S., further, is the top profiteer from rising conflict across the Middle East, accounting for $8.4 billion in exports to this region in 2014, compared to $6 billion the previous year. Meanwhile, U.S. allies in the expanding war against ISIS are boosting their weapons imports significantly.

Lobbying: Statistics and Trends, especially Defense

Center for Responsive Politics  OpenSecrets.org Editor’s Note: A good website to know about.  A lot of data on lobbying available.   Lobbying Database   In addition to campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates, companies, labor unions, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests […]

Polly Mann> Mad Investments, Sane Divestments

Global Research reported on July 25 that, according to ArmsControl.org, the United States, in all, “possesses 5,113 nuclear warheads, including tactical, strategic, and non-deployed weapons.”  World military expenditures in 2012, SIPRI states, have been $1,756 trillion, representing which amounts to $249 for each person in the world. By Polly Mann  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter […]

11 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has

11 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has Robert Johnson | Sep. 30, 2011, 7:00 PM | Business Insider The Soviets exploded their first nuclear weapon in 1949. China revealed plans for its own stealth bomber last year. But there are still some weapons the rest of the world doesn’t have. Weapons like the MQ9 Reaper Drone, […]

Join AlliantACTION as We Celebrate the 142nd Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the Power of Nonviolence

Join AlliantACTION as We Celebrate the 142nd Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the Power of Nonviolence Gather Sunday at 1 PM, October 2, 2011> Action at 1:30 Note below that ATK (a major weapons manufacturer) is moving to Arlington, VA.  If you know of a group in the D.C. area that might be interested in continuing […]

Watch this video, help fight war industry influence, call today!

From Brave New World: Watch the video | Call the deficit committee co-chairs today! The deficit committee will meet on Tuesday morning, and military contractors are marching on the Hill to influence, intimidate, or buy its members. We must make it as politically difficult as we can to side with the war profiteers. This will […]