Pentagon Claims 1,100 High Schools Bar Recruiters; Peace Activists Offer $1,000 Award If Any Such School Can Be Found

By David Swanson and Pat Elder, Davidswanson.org -

According to statements in February by the Secretary of the Army, various U.S. high schools are barring military recruiters from access to students. The Secretary of the Navy this past December [...]

U.S. Just Declared War On Iran And Nobody Blinked

By Scott Ritter, Information Clearinghouse. -

The United States has long been engaged in a secret shadow war with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), dating back to the American invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. This [...]

NATO Propaganda Promotes War, Military Spending

By Staff, Yvesengler.com -

The first two installments of the series showed how NATO was set up to blunt the European left and to justify European/North American dominance across the globe. Recently, the alliance has [...]

‘Venezuela Won’t Become 2nd Syria’: Lavrov Sure S. America Won’t Back Military Invasion v. Maduro

Tensions over Venezuela won’t escalate into a new Caribbean Crisis or turn the country into “a second Syria,” Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov has assured, bashing the US for treating the Western [...]

French Army Receives Authorization To Shoot “Yellow Vest” Protesters

By Alex Lantier, Wsws.org -

Yesterday, the governor of the Paris military district told France Info that soldiers of the Operation Sentinel counter-terror mission had been authorized to fire today on the “yellow vests.” [...]

Colombian Military Attacks Popular Movements TWICE In Cauca

By Staff, Afgj.org -

There is a crisis happening right now in Cauca, Colombia. The Colombian Armed Forces have attacked a “minga” in the village of Cairo, municipality of Cajibío – twice in two days – and are still [...]

Use-It Or Lose-It: DoD Dropped $4.6 Million On Crab And Lobster, And $9,000 On A Chair In Last-Minute Spending Spree

By Kyle Rempfer, Openthebooks.com -

The federal government found a way to spend $97 billion in a single month last year, of which more than $61 billion can be attributed to the Pentagon. It’s not a new phenomenon. In the last month [...]

Has NATO Met Its Match?

By Staff, Davidswanson.org -

Despite claims by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to have defeated its own troops using Facebook (and, really, what plot to take over a high school hasn’t done that?), the biggest [...]

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 [...]

What Does NATO Cost The US? What Is Its Purpose?

By Will Griffin, Thepeacereport.com -

NATO was created in 1949 as an intergovernmental military alliance for “mutual defense”. At least that’s what you might have been taught by a university or a high school teacher. Several [...]

The Silver Bullet To Stop The Corporate State Pillage

By Lee Camp, Truthdig.com -

Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they don’t know so that ExxonMobil can have more oil or Lockheed Martin can make more cash or [...]

How Israel’s Conscription Law Assaults Its Own Ultra-Orthodox Community

By Miko Peled, Mintpressnews.com -

Mea Sha’arim, Jerusalem – “Nazis, Nazis,” that’s what I thought I heard. I was driving down the main road near Jerusalem’s Ultra-orthodox Me’a Sha’arim neighborhood where hundreds of young Haredi [...]

Colombian Soldiers Implicated In Social Leader’s Murder

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Alvaro Gomez Garzon became the 183rd social leader killed in Colombia in 2018. Communal leader and human rights defender Alvaro Gomez Garzon was reportedly murdered by members of the Colombian [...]

Courage To Resist: Troops Ordered Deployed To Border

By Staff, Couragetoresist.org -

Military brass suggested that these camps would not violate the constitutional prohibition against using the military to police and enforce domestic immigration law, based on the fact that the [...]

Here’s What We Could Have If We Slashed The Military Budget

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Jacobinmag.com -

The Pentagon is set to receive $717 billion in 2019 — more than half of the roughly trillion-dollar annual budget. That level of Pentagon funding is immense by any standard. Next year’s budget [...]