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Convert Military to Green Production, or Perish - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (13/13)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 29, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”

Op-Ed: Veteran Wants VA System Saved

November 14, 2018

By Ellen Barfield, U.S. Army Sergeant Here just after observing Armistice Day to mark 100 years since the end of WWI, and to mourn death and suffering, instead of glorifying war and using veterans as ad copy to sell consumer goods, a particular imperative is to fulfill the promise made to veterans to care for…

Trump Threatens 15,000 Troops Amid Unprecedented Militarization of U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump Threatens 15,000 Troops Amid Unprecedented Militarization of U.S.-Mexico Border

November 2, 2018

Just days before the midterms, President Trump is threatening to send up to 15,000 troops to the US-Mexico border in response to a caravan of Central American migrants

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

October 30, 2018

In the aftermath of a spate of white supremacist violence from Florida to Kentucky to Pittsburgh, President Trump is ramping up nativism and xenophobia. The U.S. is deploying up to 14,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, purportedly in response to a caravan of Central American asylum seekers. Trump also says he might revoke birthright citizenship…

An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'

An Ex-Marine’s View of the US ‘Forever War’

September 25, 2018

Former Marine Lyle Jeremy Rubin talks about how he came to see US wars as a non-stop continuation of the war economy and how US politicians and mass media have numbed the population to the realities of war

Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War

Merchants of Death: How the Military-Industrial Complex Profits from Endless War

September 17, 2018

A look into how the military-industrial complex fuels endless war for corporate profits. CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin discusses her new report on the five largest US weapons manufacturers and their arms deals with Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Egypt

Breaking News: Trump’s Military Parade Is Now Estimated To Cost $92 Million

August 17, 2018

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance. 200 Organizations Form Network To Stop The Trump Military Parade CNBC is reporting that President Donald Trump’s military parade is estimated to cost $92 million, citing a U.S. defense official with firsthand knowledge of the assessment. This is a massive increase in the estimated cost, which was $12 million. The…

187 Organizations Call For Mass Protest Against Military Parade

August 15, 2018

By No Trump Military Parade. Divest from War, Invest in Peace, Reclaim Armistice Day A network of 187 organizations has come together to urge a mass protest against the military parade in November called for by President Trump. The military parade is widely opposed. Army Times conducted a poll of its readers; 51,000 responded and…

Ex-Obama Officials Shill, and Bill, for Big Tech’s Pentagon Deals

July 27, 2018

As Google faced an internal employee revolt over its involvement in the Pentagon’s drone warfare program, the Obama-veteran firm WestExec stepped in to help. The case highlights the deep ties between the tech industry and government officials, says Yasha Levine, author of “Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet.”

North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.A.

June 19, 2018

By David William Pear, June 18, 2018  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e. North Korea) cannot trust the United States of America. The US does not keep its promises, honor its treaties and obey international laws. This is not opinion; it is the history of the US, beginning with the many broken promises and…