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Matt Taibbi: Orwell Was Right
The U.S. is censoring media, which affects our access to information. This outright censorship is a slippery slope could too easily lead directly to state censorship of media in the U.S. and is frightening in relation to freedom of the press/media/speech, the cornerstone of American democracy.
Rep. Barbara Lee, Who Cast Sole Vote After 9/11 Against “Forever Wars,” on Need for Afghan War Inquiry
“Let us not become the evil we deplore.” And with those words, Oakland Congressmember Barbara Lee rocked the House, the Capitol, this country, the world, the lone voice of more than 400 congressmembers.
Norman Solomon on what the media won’t say: “The American people live in a warfare state” by Chauncey DeVaga
“Napoleon said that it’s not necessary to censor the news. It’s more efficient to delay it until it no longer matters. In terms of the dead, it no longer matters.”
Truth, Dissent & the Legacy of Daniel Ellsberg
In a keynote address by Daniel Ellsberg and seven roundtable discussions, presenters explored the major issues that have engaged Ellsberg’s life: the Vietnam War, nuclear weapons, antiwar resistance, the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, whistleblowing, and the wars of the 21st century.
Biden’s Drone Wars, by Brian Terrell
“When you drop a bomb from a drone… you are going to cause more damage than you are going to cause good,” and “The more weapons we give, the more bombs we drop, that just… fuels the conflict.” General Michael Flynn
Violence Begets Violence: America’s Wars Come Home
“The notion that perpetual war will somehow bring long-lasting peace is a peculiarly American and often recurring form of doublespeak (saying one thing and meaning the opposite) that permeates the entire national surveillance empire…”
Survival at 100 Seconds to Midnight and Biden Cutting the Military Budget
Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”
Seizing the War Industry, by Christian Sorenson
“The War Industry infests the American economy like a cancer, sapping its strength and distorting its creativity while devouring its treasure.”
Killing Democracy in America, by William Astore
“Scenarios of perpetual war haunt my thoughts. For a healthy democracy, there should be few things more unthinkable than never-ending conflict, that steady drip-drip of death and destruction that drives militarism, reinforces authoritarianism, and facilitates disaster capitalism.”
America’s Problem With Policing Doesn’t Stop at the U.S. Border
“Trump has also made this war even more secretive, issuing an executive order to no longer require the release of annual summaries of U.S. drone strikes and casualties, even as the Navy has expanded its mysterious drone technology.”
10 Reasons Why Defunding Police Should Lead to Defunding War
“Just as the U.S. was created by taking over the lands of Indigenous peoples by force, so America as an empire uses war to expand access to markets and resources”
Maj. Danny Sjursen, Nefarious Nostalgia: Trump’s West Point Address, by the Numbers
“…it’s apparent that getting Trump to truly end most endless wars he laments, topple systemic militarism, address racial injustice, attempt unity, or exude a shred of empathy, would require magic more powerful than even the gay “conversion therapy” ole Mike Pence once championed.
Chris Hedges on Biden vs. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Corporate Media, Assange & State of the Left
A fixed election system, mainstream corporate media, and more.
No War for the Holidays! Take time this holiday season to speak out for peace.
Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Everywhere
Say NO to U.S. War on Iran & North Korea
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela and Bolivia
How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen
Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.
Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget
Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.