Memorial Day Panel By US Anti-war Veterans

By Danny Sjursen, Fortress on a Hill. -

A group of anti-war veteran activists discuss how they view Memorial Day through the lens of their time in the military and their work afterwards. The guest list included Matthew Hoh, Clifton [...]

Memorial Day Is Killing Us: Celebrated To Death

By Erik Edstrom, Tom Dispatch. -

For those first six months after my return from war, thudding back slaps and free beers from well-meaning civilians numbed my sense of betrayal. But over time, I realized that all of this "thank [...]

Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

By Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, Empire Files. -

The US war on Afghanistan will soon enter its 20th year. Two decades we’ve seen an endless loop of news stories: progress then setbacks, lies then revelations, a new end, then a new beginning. [...]

The Growing Outbreak Of Discontent In The US Military

By Clark A. and Antonio Balmer, Marxist.com. -

It is a well-known feature of revolutionary history that the individual soldiers and sailors who make up the armed forces can be affected by the overarching mood in society and play a key role in [...]

What On Earth Is The US Doing Bombing Somalia?

By Danny Sjursen, Popular Resistance. -

The Trump administration has quietly ramped up a vicious bombing—and covert raiding—campaign in Somalia amid a global coronavirus pandemic. Neither the White House nor the Pentagon has provided [...]

Who Is ‘Essential’ To Our Covid-19 World

By Andrea Mazzarino, Tom Dispatch. -

“When he first came home, it was tough.” So Aleha, the wife of an airman in Colorado, told me. She was describing her family’s life since her husband, who lives with chronic depression, completed [...]

Trump Must Choose Between A Global Ceasefire And US’s Long Lost Wars

By Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK. -

As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and [...]

Venezuela: More Mercenaries Arrested

By Jorge Martin, Marxist.com. -

A number of mercenaries had been killed and others arrested in La Guaira on 3 May while trying to disembark in Venezuela as part of a plot against the Maduro government. On 4 May, another eight [...]

Venezuela Foils Mercenary Incursion

By Jorge Martin, Marxist.com. -

It is clear that Venezuelan intelligence had prior warning of the operation, revealing many of the paramilitary mercenary groups linked to the opposition are heavily infiltrated. While Venezuelan [...]

Defeat Of A Dirty Military Incursion Into Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad, People's Dispatch. -

In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 3, speedboats left the Colombian coastlines and headed toward Venezuela. These boats had no authorization to cross the maritime border. They landed on [...]

The Art Of Exploiting A Pandemic

By Mike Pappas, Left Voice. -

We have all likely seen or heard the commercials. They typically start with slow music and maybe a nice sunrise. The ads then give lip service to the ‘strange and uncertain’ times in which we’re [...]

US To Mobilize Military Reservists In ‘Anti-Drug’ Operation Against Venezuela

By Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner, Venezuelanalysis. -

Mérida - US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Thursday activating armed forces reservists for an “anti-narcotics” mission in the Caribbean. “The Secretary of Defense is [...]

SOS! Save Our Sailors And Soldiers! Stop The Spread Of Covid-19

By Bob Witanek and Richard Moser, Popular Resistance. -

US military rank and file soldiers and sailors are being ravaged by an invisible enemy — the same enemy that is killing civilians across the country – COVID-19. This presents a quandary for [...]

Absurdity And The Army: The Myth Of ‘Readiness’ In The Corona-Age

By Danny Sjursen, Responsiblestatecraft.org -

Banality may mask absurd tragedy. The Pentagon specializes in such veiled bromides. If anything, this Age of Corona is thus illustrative. To wit, Americans awoke on Thursday to this report in the [...]