Tag Archives: military industrial complex
Chris Hedges: Chronicle of a War Foretold
“The war industry did not intend to shrink its power or its profits. It set out almost immediately to recruit the former Communist Bloc countries into the European Union and NATO. Countries that joined NATO, which now include Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, and North Macedonia were forced to reconfigure their militaries, often through hefty loans, to become compatible with NATO military hardware.”
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.”
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…
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.”
Moral Intelligence or Nuclear War, by Robert C. Koehler
“To declare that nuclear weapons can only “legally” be used in retaliation for a nuclear strike hardly leaves me feeling safe. Are we left with a world continually at war with itself, with our best hope being that all future wars will be waged legally and politely?”
A People’s Guide to the War Industry–2: Profits and Deception
“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible… Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.” George Orwell
What Cold War? A Truth Commission Clip
War. Who profits? (Who dies?)
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.”
Stone and Sjursen: The Unbearable Violence of Being American
Scheer concludes, “Oliver Stone’s movies and Maj. Danny Sjursen’s writing are ultimately attempts to hold us accountable. For our apathy, our indifference. …”
Patrick Cockburn: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars
“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”
Tomgram: Trump’s Own Military Mafia, by Danny Sjursen
“A brief look at key ‘86ers offers insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex in 2020 — and it should take your breath away.”
March on the Pentagon Rages Against the War Machine, by Emma Fiala
In our short existence, it has been a priority of March on the Pentagon to effectively communicate that we are also against the bipartisan war machine and all of the war, all of the imperialism, and all of the ways each and every one of us is affected. WAMM board members Carol Walker, Sarah Martin, […]
Interview with legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg following his 89th arrest for resisting nuclear weapons, nuclear war and government secrecy
Still today, hardly any people know just how much falsehood was fed to them to justify what we did. By Dennis Bernstein Covert Action Magazine September 24, 2019 The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in Livermore, California, designs new nuclear weapons and conducts plutonium research. [Credit: worldatlas.com] [Daniel Ellsberg, a consultant to the White House in 1961, drafted […]
Elizabeth Warren’s Green Imperialism Isn’t the Answer
The plan rightly acknowledges that America’s armed forces use a downright obscene amount of energy. (According to Common Dreams, “The Pentagon’s carbon footprint is 70 percent of total U.S. emissions …
We need a New Green Foreign Policy to go with our New Green Deal, by Anne Winkler Morey
One can not build sustainability and equity at home and while destroying the rest of the planet. Period.
See Which Companies Make Billions from Selling Weapons Around the World
Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.
The Left’s Embrace of Amazon’s Corporatism Proves Haunting Power of Two-Party Paradigm
Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.
Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One
Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.