US Militarism Mapped

By David Swanson, -

Where wars are present and where wars come from are two different questions. If we look at where money is spent on wars and where weapons for wars are produced and exported, there is little [...]

Barber Sermon On Militarism Reveals Philosophical & Political Limitations Of The Poor Peoples Campaign

By Bruce A. Dixon, -

The 70 minute lecture on militarism by the Rev. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor Peoples Campaign earlier this month is no small thing both for who was talking, and for what was said. The [...]

‘The Plot to Attack Iran:’ A Tool to Combat Washington’s Middle East Wars

By Stansfield Smith, Counterpunch -

The Plot to Attack Iran gives a readable and well- referenced look at Western — especially US — abuse of Iran. The author and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik presents a concise overview of US [...]

Explosions And Crashes: Military Aircraft Are A Threat To US Civilians

By Dahr Jamail, -

On April 3, a third military aircraft crashed in just one 24-hour period. That incident happened when a Marine Corps helicopter attempted to land in Djibouti, and occurred shortly after [...]

Portland Protest Against New Military Ship

By Elise Herron, -

“Smash the U.S. war machine,” protesters chanted. But they didn't get very close to the boat. Activists from roughly 10 different local organizations gathered this morning to protest the naming [...]

America’s Growing Military Footprint Is Sparking An Anti War Resurgence

By Cameron Orr, -

Trump’s new discretionary budget will shovel 61 percent of the country’s social oxygen into the Pentagon’s fiery furnace. That’s $727 billion worth of schools, libraries, green jobs and [...]

Nation Trying To Figure Out Gun Violence To Hold Military Parade Glorifying War

By Carey Wedler, -

Every time a mass shooting rocks the United States, Americans demand their government do something. Whether it’s confiscating guns, arming teachers, or turning schools into prisons, neither [...]

Trump Gets His Unpopular Military Parade, Countermarch Planned

By Walt Gelles, -

The Trump administration is moving ahead with the president's plan for a massive military parade to be held in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, November 11. But a chorus of voices strongly oppose [...]

‘Modernization’: Media’s Favorite Euphemism For Military Buildup

By Adam Johnson, -

A variation on this tautology is “overhaul” (New York Times, 8/27/17) or “rebuild” (The Hill, 1/20/18), the idea being that something has fallen into disrepair or broken down and simply needs to [...]

Trump’s Military Parade Will Not Include Heavy Vehicles

By Associated Press. -

Donald Trump looks set to get the military parade he wants in Washington, on Veterans Day in November. But a Pentagon planning memo issued on Thursday and released on Friday said the parade being [...]

The Silenced #MeToo: War, Rape, & Racism

By Truthout Adoption Collective. -

For the last few months America has been having a conversation that is most often not welcome  at the dinner table or the nightly news. Multitudes of women and a few men have come forward to [...]

Call For International Actions Against NATO Summit

By Staff, -

As the world becomes more dangerous by the day, the need for action for peace has never been more vital.  With militarism on the rise, the need for a global people’s alternative – of justice, [...]

How ‘America First’ Became the Presidency of the Pentagon

By Whitney Webb, Mint Press News -

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump won over many American voters by his promise to put “America First.” Though this catchphrase was thought – at the time — to imply a populist [...]

US Provides Military Aid To +70 Percent Of World’s Dictatorships

By Whitney Webb, -

By Whitney Webb for Information Clearing House - November 27, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the [...]

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Sidelined By Military Coup

By Bruce A. Dixon, -

By Bruce A. Dixon for Black Agenda Report - Amid some brief gunfire and few explosions military spokespeople in Zimbabwe declared Wednesday that President Robert Mugabe and his wife were safely [...]

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