Military Industrial Complex

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

Activists Arrested for Blocking Boeing Arms Plant Speak Out Against Yemen War

September 7, 2018

To protest the US-Saudi war on Yemen, peace activists blocked a Boeing weapons facility in Missouri with a bus — a symbol of the 40 Yemeni children on a school bus massacred by Saudi Arabia with a US-made bomb. The anti-war protesters speak with TRNN’s Ben Norton

John McCain: Hawkish Voice of Military-Industrial Complex, Paved Way for Trump

August 31, 2018

John McCain was an extreme war hawk who represented the military-industrial complex on Capitol Hill. And while he sometimes clashed with Donald Trump, their politics were mostly similar, and the Republican senator opened the door by normalizing Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Ben Norton reports

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…

Trump’s Real NATO Agenda? More Money for War

July 13, 2018

As prominent US media and political figures warned that he might dismantle NATO, President Trump wrapped up the summit by bragging that he had convinced allied members to spend more on the military. We speak to Bill Hartung, Director of Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy

Militarizing US Schools and Society Only Creates More Gun Violence and Police Brutality

July 4, 2018

TRNN’s Ben Norton continues his discussion with Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, on the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. Nino Brown argues militarizing schools and more heavily arming cops will only make the problem worse

‘Space Force’, $716B Defense Bill Take Wasteful Military Spending to New Heights

June 22, 2018

President Trump’s “Space Force” would escalate US efforts to militarize space just as a new Senate bill calls for a massive $716 billion in military spending. We discuss the stratospheric expansion of the US military with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson

Drawing Links Between US Militarism Abroad and Gun Violence at Home (Pt 1/2)

June 18, 2018

Boston teacher Nino Brown, of the ANSWER Coalition, speaks with TRNN’s Ben Norton about the links between US militarism, gun violence, and police brutality. He connects the epidemic of school shootings domestically to the endless wars internationally

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

Peace Activists Call for Shadow Bank BlackRock to Divest from Military-Industrial Complex

May 25, 2018

Peace activists are pressuring BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, to divest from war. CODEPINK’s Ariel Gold and Sarah Eckel-Dalrymple discuss the new campaign, after protesting the NYC shareholders’ meeting of BlackRock, which manages tens of billions of dollars invested in weapons corporations

How ‘American Exceptionalism’ Is Exploited to Justify War and Exploitation

May 9, 2018

Writer and activist David Swanson discusses his new book Curing Exceptionalism with TRNN’s Ben Norton, exploring how American nationalism and the myth of US superiority is used to justify hyper-militarism and capitalist oppression.