Category Archives: War Economy

Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept): How Congress Maintains Endless War (Video)

We thought we had a pretty good handle on the ”inside baseball” of Congressional support for a virtually unlimited Pentagon budget, despite public demands, especially now, for domestic spending on e.g., health care, education, etc. But this analysis by Glenn … Continue reading

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The US Military’s Devastating Impact on Climate

Our friends at Albany Peace Seekers have produced a tri-fold brochure demonstrating the US military’s effects on climate change and detailing the threats and costs of US nuclear weapons programs. Clicking the images below take you to a printable PDF … Continue reading

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Empire Files: The Forgotten Wars, Part I

From Abby Martin and Mike Prysner, an Empire Files interview with USMC Afghanistan war veteran, John Motter. If you know anyone considering joining the military, offer them this. John does a wonderful job of describing his personal experience in the … Continue reading

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The Opportunity Costs of Nuclear Weapons

“…the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on … nuclear weapons in 2019, equalling $138,699 every minute….” So, we can’t afford M4A, GND, UBI, medical research & stockpiles, etc? Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020 In its report … Continue reading

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Endless war is a disastrous (but profitable) enterprise

This story first appeared in Responsible Statecraft, January 20, 2020. By Lawrence Wilkerson, Col., USA, Ret. “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement … Continue reading

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VFP & DSA to host WWI Armistice Centennial Forum: Confronting Imperialism

Please share this event on Facebook and with your friends. We need to #ReclaimArmisticeDay. Of particular importance is the need to share this with and invite other groups you wouldn’t normally associate with anti-war, anti-imperialist work, e.g., NAACP, 350.org, faith-based … Continue reading

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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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