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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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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