Category Archives: War Economy

What good comes from military spending?

Veterans For Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter member, Joel Inman, wrote the following letter to the Corvallis Gazette-Times editor. It was published May 7, 2017. We believe Joel presents a case that would appeal to fiscal conservatives and libertarians as well. … Continue reading

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Veterans confront a system that ignores them

By MITCH USMC05-09, Deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, in 2006 Originally posted at Socialist Action. Veterans are tired. They are tired of a system that no longer listens to them, tired of longer deployments, tired of a medical system that takes days … Continue reading

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Silencing America as it prepares for war

By John Pilger 27 May 2016 Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and … Continue reading

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Proliferation begins at home…The $1 Trillion Train Wreck

From the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, April 2016 Proliferation begins at home. That has never been clearer than now, as the United States embarks on what many scientists at its nuclear weapons laboratories are calling “the second nuclear age.” The … Continue reading

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The Trillion Dollar Question the Media Have Neglected to Ask Presidential Candidates

The American people will be footing the bill — but, by and large, they haven’t heard much about our country’s planned trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. BY LAWRENCE WITTNER | MARCH 21, 2016 [Source: http://billmoyers.com/story/the-trillion-dollar-question-the-media-have-neglected-to-ask-presidential-candidates/%5D originally appeared at History News Network. … Continue reading

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Pivot to Asia…Pivot to Eastern Europe…

Our heads are spinning as our pockets are picked. [SecDef] Ash Carter said he would ask for spending on US military forces in Europe to be quadrupled in the light of “Russian aggression”. The allocation for combating Islamic State, in … Continue reading

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Spoiling the Pentagon

William Astore, LtCol, USAF, Ret.; from tomdispatch.com The U.S. Military Suffers from Affluenza  Showering the Pentagon with Money and Praise  By William J. Astore The word “affluenza” is much in vogue. Lately, it’s been linked to a Texas teenager, Ethan … Continue reading

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