More Money, Fewer Jobs

By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, Tomdispatch.com -

A Marilyn has once again seduced a president. This time, though, it’s not a movie star; it’s Marillyn Hewson, the head of Lockheed Martin, the nation’s top defense contractor and the largest [...]

Military Bill Amended For The Better: This Pig Has Really, Really Good Lipstick

By David Swanson, Worldbeyondwar.org -

The latest U.S. House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is beyond global in scope and not the least bit defensive, offended Donald Trump’s desire for [...]

Why We Still Need A Movement To Keep Youth From Joining The Military

By Staff, Nnomypeace.net -

Elizabeth King, In These Times - Eighteen is the youngest age at which someone can join the U.S. military without their parents’ permission, yet the military markets itself to—which is to say [...]

Clemency For Lowly War Criminals, Free Passes For The Mighty

By Rebecca Gordon, Tomdispatch.com -

Memorial Day has come and gone and President Trump did not issue his pardons after all. There was substantial evidence that he was planning to use the yearly moment honoring the country’s war [...]

End This Hidden Risk To Military Families

By Stacy Bannerman, Otherwords.org -

When our loved ones join the military, we know that wearing the uniform could cost them their lives. Military family members do all kinds of calculations about the potential price of serving this [...]

2020 Elections: Its Militarism And The Military Budget Stupid!

By Ajamu Baraka, Blackagendareport.com -

U.S. ships are involved in provocative “freedom of navigation” exercises in the South China Sea and other ships gather ominously in the Mediterranean Sea while National Security Advisor John [...]

US Military Sees Dramatic Rise in Sexual Assaults

By Ilana Novick, Truthout -

There were 20,500 reported sexual assaults in the military in 2018, according to a new Pentagon report, a 38% increase in the number of assaults since 2016. The results, as ABC News reports, [...]

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 [...]