Posts Tagged ‘Militarism’

Militarism: The Delusion Lives

Militarism: The Delusion Lives Above Photo: Shelton Lawrence/Flickr The annual defense budget, passed recently by both the House (377-48) and Senate (82-8), came in at $738 billion for 2020, up from last year a sweet $22 billion. War hits the motherlode every year. “The money just isn’t there” for virtually anything that matters — you know, healthcare […]

Why Was An Action Making A Connection Between Militarism And Climate Chaos Subverted?

Why Was An Action Making A Connection Between Militarism And Climate Chaos Subverted? Above photo: Actress Jane Fonda marches during a climate rally outside US Capitol in Washington, DC on November 8, 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images) I support the impeachment of Donald Trump for myriad reasons. And I dream that the Senate will convict this criminal. However, […]

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined

The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. 1. The […]

War And Militarism Are Class Issues

War And Militarism Are Class Issues Third International Trade Union Forum in Solidarity with Workers and People to Break the Economic Sanctions and in Rejection of Imperialist Intervention, held on September 7 through 9, in Damascus, Syria: Presentation by Ajamu Baraka Thank you, and I bring you greetings from the struggling working-class peoples of the […]

Not just toxic masculinity: Militarism also feeds gender-based violence

In a society dominated by male hierarchies, violence is not only a pervasive symptom but a defining feature — especially for Palestinian women.  Palestinian women cross the Qalandiya checkpoint outside Ramallah, West Bank, into Jerusalem to attend the first Friday of Ramadan prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, July 12, 2013. (Activestills.org) The Israeli […]

NEO: The Roots of Trump’s Militarism

By Gordon Duff and New Eastern Outlook, Moscow NEO was established and has been continually publishing since 1818 Little is spoken of today, particularly as Trump, Bolton and Pompeo are threatening war on three continents simultaneously, but the failure of diplomacy and the primacy of militarism. Problem is, those who drive these insane policies control […]

Iran Emphasizes Diplomacy While US Escalates Militarism

Iran Emphasizes Diplomacy While US Escalates Militarism Above Photo: Daniel Mennerich/Flickr May 28, 2019 “Information Clearing House” –  When history of the present US-Iran stand-off in the Persian Gulf is written, future scholars may note how it was Tehran that saved the day from full-scale war by its responsible diplomatic outreach to regional neighbors. This weekend saw […]

2020 Elections: Its Militarism And The Military Budget Stupid!

2020 Elections: Its Militarism And The Military Budget Stupid! Above Photo: Karl Stoll/Flickr The Trump military budget is more than a third higher than five years ago, while cutting non-defense programs by 9 percent– but the corporate media ignore the issue and Democratic candidates are silent. “Most of the neoliberal candidates running in the Democratic Party’s electoral […]

Israeli militarism and U.S. border imperialism — two crimes, one weapons company

Two Fridays ago 43-year-old Amal al-Taramsi became the third woman, along with a 14-year-old child and medic Razan al-Najjar, to be killed in Gaza by Israeli snipers since the Great March of Return began over nine months ago. Israel has just announced they will block Qatari funds from entering Gaza despite the 7-mile-long densely populated […]

The Green New Deal Should Address Militarism

The Green New Deal Should Address Militarism The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gases. In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the […]

Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn’t Overlook Militarism

In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course toward an earth-affirming 21st century. The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December […]

First International Conference Against US/NATO Bases Addresses Militarism

For the first time in the history of humanity, the technical means are at hand to eliminate poverty if resources were not diverted to making war. World hunger could be abolished with only a small diversion from military budgets. The only luxuries that so-called middle-class Americans would have to forego would be the Blue Angels air show and […]

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus Above Photo: From Countercurrents.org The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope with all manner of evils.  […]

The Bipartisan March For Militarism

The Bipartisan March For Militarism Above Photo: stopwar.org.uk/Flickr Republicans and Democrats like to claim that they are on opposite sides of important issues.  Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, they sometimes change sides, like over support for free trade and federal deficits.  Tragically, however, there is no division when it comes to militarism. […]

US Militarism Mapped

US Militarism Mapped Above Photo: From Worldbeyondwar.org World BEYOND War has just released an updated 2018 mapping of militarism in the world. The map system can be explored and adjusted to display what you’re looking for, as well as display precise data and its sources at http://bit.ly/mappingmilitarism Here are some examples of what it can show: Where […]

Barber Sermon On Militarism Reveals Philosophical & Political Limitations Of The Poor Peoples Campaign

Barber Sermon On Militarism Reveals Philosophical & Political Limitations Of The Poor Peoples Campaign Above Photo: tormentor4555/Flickr “Rev. Barber speaks for the politically leftish wing of the Institutional Church in the US, which has pretty much anointed him the mantle of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s final year, minus the burden King carried as […]

America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme

America Hasn’t Learned a Thing: Racism, Materialism and Militarism Still Reign Supreme By John W. Whitehead April 03, 2018 “In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. [Y]ou can be […]

Powers & Principalities: Modern Militarism

Timothy Kelly and Joe Atwill talk about the big business of military contracts, perception management, and how militarism infects daily life in America. https://tkelly6785757.podomatic.com/enclosure/2018-01-27T05_37_47-08_00.mp3 Download Timothy’s Podcast Source Article from http://www.renegadetribune.com/powers-principalities-modern-militarism/ Hits: 15

No more worshiping of the military Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security

No more worshiping of the military Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security By Dave Lindorff Jewish President Eisenhower warned of a ‘military-industrial complex’             I was in the grocery store a while back when, after my items were tabulated, the checkout clerk asked, “Would you like […]

Matthew Hoh: Militarism Is One of the True Religions of the United States

Matthew Hoh: Militarism Is One of the True Religions of the United States Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You are a member of the Center for International Policy. Can you tell us about the missions of this organization and what is its impact on American politics? Matthew Hoh: The Center for International Policy (CIP) is a think tank […]

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