Losers Suckers and War

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 9, 2020 Democrats are up in arms over Trump’s latest mouth-burst, but the truth is that both corporate parties have made the people suckers for endless, “bipartisan” wars. “The suckers were always those who could not get out of military service when there was still a draft.’ Americans certainly love war.[…]

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U.S. Militarism Towards China is Part and Parcel of American Hegemony Syndrome

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, August 26, 2020 American hegemony syndrome has shifted public attention away from the critical problems facing humanity by demonizing China. “Military expansionism compensates for the fact that the U.S. has lost to China in the realm of economic competition.” The COVID-19 pandemic has not made the planet any safer from the threat[…]

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U.S. ‘War Games’ Threaten COVID Spread in Hawaii

by Quell Nessumo, published on Workers World, July 29, 2020 Despite the ongoing global pandemic, the U.S. military has no plans to cancel RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercise), the largest international military exercise in the world. Beginning in 1971, and held every two years in June and July off the coast of Hawaii, RIMPAC is a show of imperialist[…]

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Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump

by Karl Grossman, published on CounterPunch, June 25, 2020 The United States “must be capable of winning wars that extend into space,” asserts a just-released “Defense Space Strategy” report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve “dominance in space,” signed a measure this past December[…]

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Tough Times for Military Recruiting

How COVID-19 is impacting the Delayed Entry Program and threatening the health of recruits. By Pat Elder, published on National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth, NNOMY – June 8, 2020 COVID-19 has profoundly impacted the way the military finds new soldiers. The recruiting command was caught unprepared to face the pandemic and is facing a challenging new reality. Military[…]

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The US Military is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China

by Vijay Prashad, published on People’s Dispatch, May 12, 2020 On April 1, Admiral Philip Davidson—the head of the US Indo-Pacific Command—told the US Congress that he would like $20 billion to create a robust military cordon that runs from California to Japan and down the Pacific Rim of Asia. His proposal—titled “Regain the Advantage”—pointed to the “renewed threat we[…]

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UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

by Medea Benjamin & Nicholas J.S. Davies, published on Common Dreams, April 11, 2020 At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, war is a luxury that the Secretary General says we must manage without for[…]

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An “Inconvenient Truth” that Al Gore Missed

By Michael Eisenscher In a recent interview with The Real News , actor and activist John Cusack made a simple but profoundly important point: “[Y]ou can’t separate climate justice and militarism’, he said, ”… because the drones are going to follow the fresh water, and the soldiers are going to protect the oil, and then if things go on as[…]

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Plowshares 7 Guilty! An Account of the Trial

By Ralph Hutchison, 0ublished on World BEYOND War, October 2019  Kangaroo courts seem to be the order of the day.   After just 3 days the Plowshares 7, Catholic Worker antiwar activists who entered a the Kings Bay Naval Base where Trident nuclear weapons are stockpiled to highlight the danger of the United States aggressive nuclear weapons policy, were convicted on[…]

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