Military Bill Amended for the Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 14, 2019 The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for limitless power and spending in dozens of ways detailed by the people he employs to write things longer than tweets —[…]

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Austerity and Militarism

In the U.S. They are Never Called Human Rights Violations, but They Both Kill by Ajamu Baraka, June 19, 2019 Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing critical services and income support policies for working class and poor people. Trump’s call[…]

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Enviros Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is the World’s Largest Polluter

Image: Soldier walks by heap of expended ammunition, from BrightHub.com: What is Solid Waste by Ciela S Cantoria Editor’s note: Yes.  This article is 2 years old, and was published under what is likely a pseudonym on a libertarian blog.  But, the facts are lined up so clearly and the documentation is so reliable that once I saw it, I[…]

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U.S. Military the World’s Largest Polluter

Photo: U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) burn black water aboard Taqaddum, Iraq September 22, 2008. Brig. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, Commanding General, 1st MLG, watched the event because this was the last time burning this specific black water pit before filling it in with sand. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jason W. FudgeRELEASED) by Whitney[…]

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U.S. Military Bases Poisoning Germans With Impunity

The town is not allowed to sue the U.S. Military. Since I wrote The U.S. Military is Poisoning Germany last week, the small municipality of Wittlich-Land, near the US/NATO Airbase Spangdahlem, filed suit against the Federal Republic of Germany for the costs of removing and disposing sewage sludge contaminated with Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The lethal material cannot be[…]

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Photo Essay: The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Aqueous film forming foam, or AFFF, spilled during a 2015 mishap at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base at W.K. Kellogg Airport. The chemical-based foam is filled with PFAS, a class of compounds which are contaminating water supplies across Michigan. (Courtesy | Michigan Air National Guard). By Pat Elder, published on World Beyond War, January 20, 2019 PFAs found[…]

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Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Above Photo: Source No2NATO2019.org By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. January 20, 2019 Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” King’s conscience drove him to take the unpopular position of publicly criticizing the Vietnam War and putting it[…]

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