Myth of Benefits

US Army Humanitarian aid in Rajan Kala, Afghanistan

Military Aid Worsens Human Rights Conditions In Post-Conflict Countries

From Peace Science Digest, July 25, 2020 This analysis summarizes and reflects on the following research: Sullivan, P., Blanken, L., & Rice, I. (2020). Arming the peace: Foreign security assistance and human rights conditions in post-conflict countries. Defence and Peace Economics, […]

F-35A Lightning II fighter

No, Canada Doesn’t Need To Spend $19 Billion On Jet Fighters

By Bianca Mugyenyi, July 23, 2020 From The Tyee Canada should not be buying expensive, carbon-intensive, destructive fighter jets. Protests are being held Friday at more than 15 MPs’ offices across the country demanding the federal government cancel its planned purchase […]

Italian neocolonialism in Africa

“Cohesive” Italian Parliament On Neocolonial Missions

By Manlio Dinucci, July 21, 2020 Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini (Democratic Party) expressed great satisfaction with the “cohesive” vote of the Parliament on international missions. The majority and the opposition approved 40 Italian military missions in Europe, Africa, the […]

Nicholson Baker, July 2020

Digging Up Permasecrets: A Talk With Nicholson Baker

By Marc Eliot Stein, July 21, 2020 “I believe that secrecy is the refuge of the incompetent, and I believe absolutely that this book demonstrates that there was tremendous bumbling, violent bumbling, that happened all over the place in the […]

Hiroshima, Two Months after the Atomic Bomb, October 1945.

Who Was Our Worst President? Think About It When A Grim 75th Anniversary Arrives

By Paul Lovinger, July 21, 2020 From History News Network Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz, who teaches the history of the Revolutionary War and early American history, considers Donald Trump “without question the worst president in American history.” In Rolling Stone, he cites […]

US House Foreign Affairs Committee

Open Letter to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee

July 14, 2020 “For years, there has been a disconnect between House Foreign Affairs Committee and the rest of the House Democratic Caucus regarding the United States’ most consequential foreign policy issues, such as the Iraq War, President Obama’s diplomatic […]

Pentagon building

“Our Military Budget Is Out Of Control”: Open Letter to the US Senate

July 15, 2021 “Our militarism budget is out of control. In 2019, the United States spent more money on our military than the next nine countries combined”, with more than half going to expensive and non-competitive military contractors.? The Department […]

Talk Nation Radio: Heidi Peltier on the Camo Economy

By David Swanson, Talk Nation Radio, July 14, 2020 This week on Talk Nation Radio: massive, shameless, and endlessly expanding war profiteering by weapons dealers. Our guest is Heidi Peltier, author of a new report called “The Growth of the […]

Legislation in Congress Would Require Flying Flag With Pentagon on It

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 12, 2020 A bill in Congress with bipartisan support would require post offices and various government buildings to fly from September 11th to September 30th every year a flag that looks like this: […]

Tunde Osazua of Black Alliance for Peace

AFRICOM Enforces US Colonial Project

Margaret Kimberley · AFRICOM Enforces US Colonial Project By Margaret Kimberley, July 6, 2020 From Black Agenda Report “We see AFRICOM as the colonization of Africa by the US,” said Tunde Osazua, of the Black Alliance for Peace. “Instead of […]