Saturday, May 21, 2022

Tag: military

Former Green Beret arrested for selling classified info to Russia

“According to the allegations, Mr. Debbins knowingly provided information to self-proclaimed members of Russia’s Intelligence Service, the GRU."

The military is sick

Top Pentagon officials and the high command are prioritizing the maintenance of empire at the expense of protecting the very bodies that make up the armed services.

Bernie: Cut Pentagon by 10% to invest in education, health care,...

“And when we talk about real change it is incredible to me the degree to which Congress continues to ignore our bloated $740 billion defense budget—which has gone up by over $100 billion since Trump has been in office.”

Trump goes full fascist in using military to clear out protesters...

It seems like a long shot, but absent mass opposition at this point, it’s hard to see what else is standing in Trump’s way than the military deciding to honor their oaths to defend the Constitution.

How the US southern border became a militarized zone

We want our tax dollars spent on health care, education, and other vital social programs—not lining the pockets of military contractors, perpetuating endless wars, and militarizing borders and immigration agents.

We have met the enemy and it’s a tiny virus

Hundreds of billions of bucks for arms, nothing for hospital beds, medical tests, masks and ventilators.

Why coronavirus is humanity’s wake-up call

As we respond to the coronavirus emergency and the immediate needs of the people and communities impacted by it, let us also keep in view the systemic needs and possibilities that crisis exposes.

Ending the myth that Trump is ending the wars

Trump has sent more new troops to the Middle East than he’s bringing home from Afghanistan.

The paradox of America’s endless wars

A staggering (and still rising) Pentagon budget only ensures that there will be more war—with more wounded veterans.

‘These are the bad times’: Trump to deploy heavily armed border...

"Trump is using military-style tactics because he has a political beef with cities whose policies he doesn't like."

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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.