war

Trump Models His War on Bank Regulators on Bill Clinton and W’s Disastrous Wars

December 14, 2018

William K. Black December 13, 2018     Bloomington, MN The Wall Street Journal published an article on December 12, 2018 that should warn us of coming disaster: “Banks Get Kinder, Gentler Treatment Under Trump.” The last time a regulatory head lamented that regulators were not “kinder and gentler” promptly ushered in the Enron-era fraud epidemic. President…

Don't Forget George H. W. Bush's War Crimes, from Iraq's 'Highway of Death' to Panama

Don’t Forget George H. W. Bush’s War Crimes, from Iraq’s ‘Highway of Death’ to Panama

December 14, 2018

As US president, George H.W. Bush invaded Panama and waged the barbaric Gulf War, in which the American military devastated Iraqi civilian infrastructure and massacred thousands of fleeing soldiers

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

Historic Senate Vote Against Trump is Big Step Toward Ending Mass Starvation and Killing in Yemen

December 1, 2018

Mark Weisbrot / CEPR. It was a resounding defeat for the White House and Republican Senate leadership: by a 63-37 majority, the Senate voted yesterday afternoon to advance legislation that would give President Trump 30 days to get the US military out of Saudi Arabia’s genocidal war in Yemen, unless he could get congressional authorization…

Securing Our Planet

November 19, 2018

Long after warning us in 1971 about the U.S. war in Vietnam, whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has challenged us, in old age, to deal with an even bigger issue. That issue is the danger of a nuclear “exchange” producing “a hundred Holocausts” of short-term deaths followed by mass famine as a consequence of “nuclear winter.” In…

Yemen is Another US Dirty War

November 7, 2018

By David William Pear / Greanville Post On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease fire and a negotiated settlement to the war against Yemen. This was more than an obvious publicity stunt. It was a cruel Halloween prank? It…

The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

October 15, 2018

By David William Pear   [Photo: WhatsuPic, “Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death in Yemen. No Big Deal to US”.] [First published by The Greanville Post]   “Only God can save our children”, say Yemeni fathers and mothers as they can do nothing but watch their children die, try to comfort them in their final agonizing…

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

Failed Regime-Change War Bled Syria of c. $400 Billion – and Human Cost of Imperialism Is Even Higher

October 6, 2018

The international proxy war on Syria destroyed more than $388 billion in physical capital, according to a UN commission. But political economist Ali Kadri says this conservative figure underestimates the damage imperialism does to humans, and how such destruction is inherent in capitalism

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

More Democrats Sign On to Stop Yemen War, But is Enough Being Done?

September 28, 2018

With 23 co-sponsors for a new measure that would withdraw U.S. forces from the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Rep. Ro Khanna says that ending the war is “now a mainstream position within the Democratic Party.” Bill co-sponsor Rep. Adam Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services committee discusses the measure and whether…

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

​Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

June 26, 2018

By David Swanson Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending, meaning the spending…