Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: military

Heating up the hot spots

Climate change could function as a “threat multiplier” in already touchy regions of the globe, perhaps triggering armed conflicts over water, arable land, or other resources.

Squad & Co: Unite as a block to downsize Biden’s military...

This is the moment to demand a substantial cut in military spending that defunds new nuclear weapons.

MLK opposed ‘poverty, racism & militarism’ in speech one year before...

“Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarism.”

Rewarding failure

Why Pentagon weapons programs rarely get canceled despite major problems...

There’s nothing vegan about war

As more and more people rethink their consumption of animal products, it is inevitable that the world’s military forces will increasingly use veganism to appear progressive, trendy, and virtuous.

Trump’s pernicious military legacy

People seldom notice that Trump’s approach to military policy has always been two-faced.

Hey Joe, where you going with that Pentagon in your hands?

If past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, there are ample reasons for apprehension about the top of the military and foreign-policy team that Biden has begun to install for his presidency.

Former Green Beret pleads guilty to spying for Russia

“Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins betrayed this nation and his fellow serviceman, putting Americans and our national security at risk by providing national defense information to Russia’s Intelligence Service.”

The US of A(rms)

Don’t be shocked if, even in a Biden presidency, such weaponry continues to flow in and it remains business as usual for this country’s giant arms merchants to the detriment of the peoples of the Middle East.

Trump disses troops but correctly labels 2 of America’s costliest wars...

Commander-in-Chief Bonespur waddles into a new controversy.

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The Buffalo massacre and the mainstreaming of the Great Replacement Theory

Like an untreated wound, the Great Replacement Theory is being allowed to fester and is poisoning minds.

Analysis: 26 US billionaires paid average tax rate of just 4.8% in recent years

"When you include their untaxed wealth growth in the calculation, many billionaires pay almost nothing," said Frank Clemente of Americans for Tax Fairness.

Movements are vying for political power — is ‘co-governance’ the answer?

As the left increasingly focuses on electoral politics, a new framework is emerging for how candidates who win should partner with social movements.

Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results

The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time.