Category Militarism

The Persecution of Julian Assange

“Whether or not Assange is guilty of sexual violence, we do not believe that is why he is being pursued. Once again women’s fury and frustration at the prevalence of rape and other violence is being used by politicians to advance their own purposes.”

William Astore: Is Democracy Going Down?

“Pentagon spending is expected to exceed $7.3 trillion over the next decade. Never in the field of human conflict has so much money been gobbled up by so few at the expense of so many.”

We Never Wanted War with Russia over Ukraine! by Mary Beaudoin

NATO should stop expanding and should be ended forever.

Read Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, February 14, 2022

Big 5: How MIC controls politics, Connections: Militarism /Climate Chaos, Nader: Biden, Giroux: book ban, Greenwald: Neo-Cons; Bacevich: Very Long War Ukraine, Bell Hooks, and more…

Hedges: Democrats, the More Effective Evil

“That the rage of the dispossessed is legitimate, even if it is expressed in inappropriate ways, is never acknowledged by the Democrats, who were instrumental in pushing through the trade deals, deindustrialization, tax loopholes for the rich, deficit spending, endless wars and austerity programs that have created crisis.”

Meet the Big 5: How the Military-Industrial Complex Controls Politics

Why, despite public opposition, do military budgets continue to rise and arms sales to authoritarian governments continue? Find some answers here.

Making the Connections: Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment

Including: Effects of neoliberal capitalism, U.S. empire, and militarization: U.S. Military Bases worldwide, Climate Chaos and Colonization—U.S. occupation of/war with indigenous and sovereign lands, Fossil Fuels, Water Pollution, Nuclear War, Agent Orange and Burn Pits, Superfund Sites, and more.

Greenwald, The Neocons’ Primary War Tactic: Branding Opponents of U.S. Intervention as Traitors

“The corporate media outlets consumed most voraciously by liberals are filled to the brim with war-loving neocons.”

Andrew Bacevich, A Very Long War: From Vietnam to Afghanistan with Detours Along the Way

Why Washington Can’t Learn.
Why did the United States fail so ignominiously in Vietnam? Why did it fail again in Afghanistan? The answers to these two questions turn out to be similar.

Ukraine: Mike Madden, Media; DN!: Katrina vanden Heuvel, War Danger; Blinken Meets with Russian Counterpart

“The U.S. says 100,000 Russian troops have massed near the Ukrainian border. Russia denies it’s planning an invasion, but wants guarantees NATO will not expand to include Ukraine or any other former Soviet nations.”

Now that the War Is Over: A Man-Made Crisis, The Afghan People Face Freezing and Starvation, I Am Livid, Dominik Stillhart

“It’s so infuriating because this suffering is man-made. Economic sanctions meant to punish those in power in Kabul are instead freezing millions of people across Afghanistan out of the basics they need to survive. The international community is turning its back as the country teeters on the precipice of man-made catastrophe.”

The Doublespeak and Newspeak of Release from Guantánamo, By Maj. Todd E. Pierce (Ret.)

“The judge issued an order stating that the U.S. Government must release him from Guantánamo imprisonment. But then again, maybe he won’t be released, even for another decade or more—a scenario which wouldn’t be unprecedented.”

Your Rights Are at Risk, Journalism is Not a Crime

The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.

DN! Chomsky Blasts the “Torture” of Julian Assange and Biden’s Provocative Acts Against China

“it’s the same story as always, just like Glasgow. It’s those the voices in the street which can end this tragedy of the Assange torture and persecution, like everything else, like the civil rights movement, like the social democratic initiatives in the 1930s, the New Deal measures, like the antiwar movement, like the women’s movement, everything, always the same answer.”

Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Chris Hedges on NSA Leaks, Assange and Protecting a Free Internet

FREE ASSANGE, PRESS FREEDOM, MEDIA FREEDOM INTERNET,

A Holiday Wish 2021, by Garbonzo and Chickpea

 Ho, ho, ho, ho

What to Know About the Civilian Casualty Files, By Michael Levenson

“When the wars intensified, the authority to approve strikes was pushed further down the chain of command, even as an overwhelming majority of strikes were carried out in the heat of war, and not planned far in advance.”

Read Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, alternative to the mainstream media

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
― Howard Zinn

Know This, Trump’s Attempted Coup on Jan. 6 Was Just Practice

“What’s left to trust and rely upon? Unorganized people organizing. What else!”

House Approves $778 Billion Military Budget

“What possible justification is there for throwing $768 billion at the Pentagon…”