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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Bases, Bases, Everywhere … Except in the Pentagon’s Report

Map:  If this surprises, please understand that it is a significant underestimate.   At least in Africa, major US bases have been constructed since then, along with up to a dozen smaller U.S. outposts in Syria.  Politico Magazine, July/August 2015. by Nick Turse, from TomDispatch, January 8, 2019 The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf.[…]

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Trump’s Syria Exit Provokes Washington Panic

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 8, 2019 President Trump’s unexpected Dec. 19 Twitter announcement ordering a 30-day timetable for the withdrawal of the 2000 U.S. troops in Syria and 7000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan provoked a bipartisan panic in Washington. Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” James Mattis, “the butcher of Fallujah,” resigned in protest. He stated,[…]

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Not So Happy New Years: Tears Flow from the War Hawks Over the Political Crisis of US imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, from Black Agenda Report, January 9, 2019 The US war machine can no longer provide its corporate masters the neo-colonial stability they need to reap long-term gain from the imperial order. “The political crisis of U.S. imperialism is becoming more difficult to manage.” The year of 2018 ended with a flurry of conflicts between factions of the[…]

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Reactions To Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan Say More Than The Plan Itself

by Caitlin Johnstone, from The Medium, December 20, 2018 President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is reportedly expected to take 60–100 days or 30 days depending on who you ask. According to Kurdish forces in eastern Syria the withdrawal of American as well as French troops is already underway, though France is saying it’s[…]

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