New US Military Base In Micronesia To Challenge China

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

Last month in Honolulu, Hawaii, Microensian President David Panuelo held high-level defense talks with US Navy Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) about “the [...]

The All-American Base World

By Patterson Deppen, Tom Dispatch. -

It was the spring of 2003 during the American-led invasion of Iraq. I was in second grade, living on a U.S. military base in Germany, attending one of the Pentagon’s many schools for families of [...]

US Peace Activists In Germany Join Call For Withdrawal Of Nuclear Weapons

By John LaForge, Popular Resistance. -

A group of US peace activists has again joined protests at the Büchel Air Force Base in Germany, demanding the withdrawal of the remaining US hydrogen-bombs still deployed there. On July 12 [...]

Solemn Vigil At Shannon Remembers Child Victims Of War

Sunday June 13th saw us returning to Shannon Airport to recommence our monthly peace vigils. We had around 20 peace activists there, watched by around 20 Gardai. Inside the airport, security [...]

US Military Exposed 600,000 To Toxins In Japan And Micronesia

Most Americans trust the military; a 2020 poll found 72 percent with “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in that institution, edged out only by small business. Many were likely [...]

Nine Ways Drawing Down Overseas Bases Will Improve US Security

By Andrew J. Bacevich and David Vine, Responsible Statecraft. -

For every State Department embassy, consulate, and mission there are nearly three U.S. military bases overseas. The disparity between the 277 U.S. diplomatic installations and the estimated 800 [...]

Okinawa: US Military Seeks A Base Built On The Bones Of The War Dead

By Maia Hibbett, The Nation. -

One Sunday in October, Takamatsu Gushiken dug up a femur. It was one of several exciting finds that fall. By the month’s end, he had uncovered the phalange of a foot, two fibulas, and a lower [...]

Lessons To Be Learned From Washington’s Lethal War Against The World

By Carlos Martinez, Morningstar Online. -

The latest book from Indian Marxist Vijay Prashad is a passionate critique of the “US-led liberal international order,” in which Washington has fired — and still fires — its bullets at the [...]

‘We Won’t Quit Until We Stop It’

By C. Douglas Lummis, The Nation. -

Naha, Okinawa - Every day except weekends, holidays, and typhoon days, even in the pandemic, charter buses leave from Naha and other cities on this island to transport protesters to three [...]

Scheer Intelligence: Tracing America’s Brutal Imperialist History

By Robert Scheer, Scheer Intelligence. -

The United States has the largest number of military installations in the world, with about 5,000 bases in total and at least 600 overseas, according to the Pentagon. Although the Department of [...]

Base Contaminates Maryland Waters With Toxic Chemicals

By Pat Elder, MilitaryPoisons.org. -

The Air Force has contaminated the groundwater at Joint Base Andrews with 39,700 parts per trillion of PFAS chemicals according to report released by the Air Force in May, 2018. This is not [...]

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 [...]

October 1: International Day Of Action On AFRICOM

By the Black Alliance for Peace. -

October 1, 2020 is the 12th anniversary of the launch of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), a command structure with bases that are now in dozens of African nations. Yet, the existence of AFRICOM [...]

Will The Pandemic Transform US Military Bases?

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

Okinawans opposed to the expansion of U.S. military bases on their island have been upset by the environmental damage, the accidents, and the crimes associated with the presence of 25,000 [...]

Stealing A Nation

One of John Pilger’s most remarkable documentaries, bringing a little-known story to a wide audience, is Stealing a Nation, about how British governments ruthlessly expelled the population of the [...]

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