Military Bases Never Go Unused

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

If, like me, you have the unfortunate habit of pointing out the dishonesty of the cases made for various wars, and you begin to persuade people that the wars are not actually for the eradication [...]

Thirteen Disarmament Activists Blockade Trident Nuclear Submarine Base

By Felice & Jack Cohen-Joppa, the Nuclear Resister. -

Washington state - Thirteen nuclear abolitionists blocked traffic leading into Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington on March 2, as part of a public protest of the United States’ Trident [...]

US Announces Three New Bases In Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

By Alan Macleod, -

The three sites chosen for the news bases, Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja just eight miles from its border. Less than a week after millions of [...]

Winter Is Coming: Castle Black, The Syrian Withdrawal, And The Battle Of The Base

By Nick Turse, -

Grimly enough, 15 years later, as TomDispatch managing editor Nick Turse makes clear today, not a word of what Johnson wrote isn’t applicable to this moment as well. The United States remains, in [...]

Okinawan People Oppose U.S. Military Base Expansion

By Kent Wong, -

Okinawa is an island prefecture of Japan, located about 400 miles south of the rest of Japan. For years, there has been a campaign to stop the construction of the new U.S. military base at [...]

Report Back: Shut Down Creech Fall Action

By Eleanor Levine and Toby Blomé, Shut Down Creech. -

In all, 10 Creechers were arrested and ultimately charged with “failure to disperse.”  (Arrestees included Toby Blomé, Norie Clarke, Don Cunning, Maggie Huntington, Michael Kerr, Don Kimball, [...]

U.S. House Of Representatives Creates Requirement That There Be Some Basis For Any Foreign Bases

By David Swanson, -

In this video from Wednesday on C-Span, at 5:21, Rep. Omar makes the case for a need to justify foreign military bases, not just blindly fund unlimited and unknown empire. At 5:25 Rep. Adam Smith [...]

Senate Goes Easy On Pentagon Polluters

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure. -

Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on March 28, 2019. The hearing focused [...]

Okinawa Rally Urges Japan, US Gov’ts To Scrap Base Relocation Plan

By Staff, -

NAHA (Kyodo) -- A rally of thousands of Okinawa residents on Saturday urged the Japanese and U.S. governments to scrap a plan to relocate a controversial U.S. air base within the southern [...]

America’s Most Contaminated Military Bases

By Pat Elder, -

I drove across the country with my daughter Holly last week to draw attention to the reckless behavior of the military as it continues to poison the waters in communities across the country. We [...]

Okinawan People Vote By 72% To Oppose US Military Base, But Abe Moves Ahead Anyway

By Staff, -

NAHA--Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki proclaimed that the decisive 72 percent opposed to the relocation of a U.S. military base within Okinawa Prefecture in a referendum on Feb. 24 shows the "firm [...]

Top Iraqi Scholar Rejects Trump’s Plan For ‘US base’ In Iraq

By Staff, -

Iraq's most senior Shia religious scholar on Wednesday joined a chorus of criticism aimed at President Donald Trump who said US troops should stay in the country to keep an eye on neighbouring [...]

US Will Retain A Military Base In Syria Despite Withdrawal

By Nauman Sadiq, -

The revelation hardly comes as a surprise, though, as John Bolton alluded to maintaining long-term US military presence at the al-Tanf base during his visit to Jerusalem on January 6. The al-Tanf [...]

Okinawa Activists Petition White House To Stop Military Base Construction

By John Zangas, -

Washington, DC — Peace activists are calling for the U.S. government to call off plans for a massive military construction project on the Japanese island of Okinawa. On January 7, a fourth [...]

Smithsonian: US Is At Global War

By Stephanie Savell and 5W Infographics, Smithsonian Magazine -

More than 17 years later, the Global War on Terrorism initiated by President George W. Bush is truly global, with Americans actively engaged in countering terrorism in 80 nations on six [...]

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