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Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung
“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”
Coleen Rowley: What are the Prospects for Peace?
“The U.S. always portrays itself as the greatest force on the planet for peace, justice, human rights, racial equality, etc. Polls tell us that most other nations actually regard the U.S. as the greatest threat to stability. What in your view is the truth here?”
How Corporations Won the War on Terror, by William Hartung
“To put such a figure in perspective, the $75 billion in Pentagon contracts awarded to Lockheed Martin that year was significantly more than one and one-half times the entire 2020 budget for the State Department and the Agency for International Development, which together totaled $44 billion.”
Our New Postracial Myth, by Ibram X. Kendi
“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”
How Democracies Die, by Chris Hedges
“The U.S. Republican Party, replicating the fascist parties of the 1930s, is a personality cult. Those who do not bow obsequiously before the leader and carry out the leader’s demands are banished.”
Saving the Planet Means Overthrowing the Ruling Elites, by Chris Hedges
Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. RiseUpTimes.org
Democracy Dies Without Alternative Media, Robert Sheer interview of Peter Richardson
It really goes to the great secret of American greatness, which comes not from, ever, from the establishment. It never comes from the best and the brightest. Unless they betray their class; unless they betray their teaching.
America the Failed State, by Chris Hedges
“We’re in surplus production in almost every area. But there is a terrible distribution system where people around the globe suffer and die from starvation.
Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges
The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.
The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges
]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.
Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat
Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”
Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?
… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.
Trump and Democrats Misread Mandates — Robert Parry
Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.
Chris Hedges | Our Ever-Deadlier Police State
The grotesque distortions of the judicial system and the aggressive war on the poor by the police will get worse under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The NRA is Playing a Deadly Game in Labeling the Left as Violent
For every incident Stinchfield cited to make the case that the left is violent, there are examples of the right being just as violent, if not more so.
Paul Street | Beyond the Madness of King Donald
The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.