Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tag: Pentagon

How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat

A family of chemicals – known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases – has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.

Trump’s ‘infrastructure’ plan

When it comes to government investment in the American economy and our disintegrating infrastructure, there really is nothing much left but the Pentagon.

The military industrial drain

Even if the Pentagon budget were cut in half, the United States would still outspend China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea combined.

Narco-corruption, ISIS 3.0, and the terror drone attack that never happened

If the Pentagon’s war-gamers are to be believed, far worse is yet to come.

Beyond golden shower diplomacy

Are we trying preserving the positive legacy of an empire in decline?

An empire of nothing at all?

The U.S. military takes us through the gates of hell.

The Pentagon can’t account for $21 trillion (that’s not a typo)

It seems vaguely upsetting, but you forget about it 15 seconds later because … what else is there to do?

Why can’t the world’s best military win its wars?

Americans need to rethink war and look honestly at ourselves and our friends.

US-led endless war and overseas attacks funded by tax payers’ money

"It's devastating to know who paid for it: we did."

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Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

With planet in ‘crisis mode,’ Bernie Sanders rips Trump White House for ‘dangerous’ dismissal...

"You have an administration that virtually does not even recognize the reality of climate change and their policies, working with the fossil fuel industry, are making a bad situation worse."

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 15

DNA confirms Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, Trump says 'we won' in regards to Christine Blasey Ford, Bernie Sanders rips White House for dismissal of climate science, and more.

Trump admin. hints it may resume family separation at border; ACLU says ‘public outcry...

A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought.

Confronting climate change in a deeply unequal world

Humanity has, the scientists tell us, about a dozen years to get our environmental act together. Or else...

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