Military Spending and the Never Ending Trump Diversion

by Ajamu Baraka, Published on Black Agenda Report, 17 Apr 2019 No sector has benefited more from the Trump presidency than the military/industrial complex — with lots of help from the Democrats. “Democrats and Republicans are both committed to the dictatorship of capitalist ruling class and global full spectrum dominance by the U.S.” Despite the intra-class anxiety among the capitalist[…]

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Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, June 24, 2018 Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending,[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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