Abe’s Mission Unaccomplished: Pushing To Revise Japan’s Pacifist Charter

By Linda Sieg, Reuters.com -

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japan’s defenses in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist [...]

Trump Shifts From Ending “Forever Wars” To Sending Tanks Into Syria’s Oil Fields

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper Friday confirmed that Washington would leave military forces in Syria to maintain control of the country’s principal oil and gas fields. The Pentagon is [...]

Democracy Shouldn’t Be About Celebrating Military Overlords

By William J. Astore, Truthout.org -

When Americans think of militarism, they may imagine jackbooted soldiers goose-stepping through the streets as flag-waving crowds exult; or, like our president, they may think of enormous parades [...]

Oakland Activists Pushing Efforts To Block Federal Militarization Of Local Police

By Mike Maharrey, Blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com -

OAKLAND, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Activists in Oakland have ramped up efforts to take a first step toward limiting the impact of federal programs that militarize local police. American Friends [...]

More Than A Wall

By Todd Miller, Tni.org -

This report examines the role of the world’s largest arms (as well as a  number of other security and IT) firms in shaping and profiting from the militarization of US borders. Through their [...]

Trouble At The Border, American Concentration Camps

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. -

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from a toilet.’ [...]

Park Service Directed To Shift $2.5 Million In Fees To Help Pay For July 4 Parade

By Nick Visser, Huff Post. -

The National Park Service will divert about $2.5 million in fees gathered from park-goers to help pay for the hefty costs of President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration, The Washington [...]

AMLO In Office: From Megaprojects To Militarization

By Caitlin Manning, Roarmag.org -

Many on the left, both in Mexico and abroad, welcomed the new president of Mexico, hoping that his progressive rhetoric of a “fourth transformation” augured a new era of positive change in [...]

The US Militarization Of Outerspace

Joshua Cho, Fair.org -

The Wall Street Journal (5/10/19) published an excerpt from an upcoming book by CNN’s chief national security correspondent, Jim Sciutto, which claims that despite a “Star Wars–like space [...]

The Militarization Of Johns Hopkins Exposes A Nationwide Trend

By Corey Payne and Steph Saxton, Truthout.org -

Students at Johns Hopkins University — joined by neighborhood groups, workers’ unions and left-leaning advocacy organizations — are currently occupying the university administration building on [...]

The Future Of Climate Authoritarianism Is Now

By Jacob Sugarman, Truthdig -

Climate change is already transforming our politics in ways we never imagined and might not yet grasp. Consider far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s recent meeting with Donald Trump at [...]

Non-Military Federal Agencies Under Trump Expand Already Enormous Arsenals

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com -

WASHINGTON — The massive purchases of ammo and weapons by non-military federal agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), that first began under [...]

Nogales City Council Calls On Feds To Remove All Border Razor Wire In The Arizona City

By Staff, Tucson.com -

NOGALES, Ariz. — Officials in this Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through [...]

Japan Prepares For War Alongside US, Massive Military Build-Up Targets China & Russia

By Ben McGrath, Wsws.org -

The cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved new so-called National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) on December 18 that will rapidly accelerate Tokyo’s remilitarization, including [...]