Myth of Necessity

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a former top executive at Raytheon, one of the nation’s largest defense contractors, was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by the Hill newspaper two years in a row.

Endless War Is A Disastrous (But Profitable) Enterprise

By Lawrence Wilkerson, February 11, 2020 From Responsible Statecraft “The collapse of the Libyan state has had region-wide repercussions, with flows of people and weapons destabilizing other countries throughout North Africa.” This statement came from the Soufan Group’s recent Intelbrief, […]

Colin Powell at the United Nations

The U.S. Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

By Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 30, 2020 Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction.” But our government is now threatening […]

Soleamani death - drone strike aftermath

The Killing of General Soleimani: Hail Mars! Hail Pluto!

By Matthew Hoh, January 3, 2020 From Antiwar.com If it is true the United States killed Iranian Quds Forces Commander General Qassam Soleimani in Iraq yesterday, unverified by the Iranians as I write this, then there is no hyperbole or […]

Alice Slater on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Nukes, Space Force, and War Pigs in Space

Alice Slater serves on the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War and is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She is on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, […]

Military vehicle in Afghanistan

The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S  Davies, December 24, 2019 The trove of U.S. “Lessons Learned” documents on Afghanistan published by the Washington Post portrays, in excruciating detail, the anatomy of a failed policy, scandalously hidden from the public […]

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New Zealand Government Updates Rules On What Can Be Sent Into Space

December 19, 2019 From New Zealand Herald Cabinet has agreed to updated rules around what can be launched into space from this country and banned payloads including those contributing to nuclear weapons programmes or any that support military operations ”contrary […]

David Gibbs on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: David Gibbs: Get Rid of NATO

David Gibbs is a Professor of History at the University of Arizona and has published widely on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and NATO. His publications have appeared in both academic and popular venues, such […]

Elizabeth Murray on Talk Nation Radio

Talk Nation Radio: Elizabeth Murray on OPCW Covering Up War Lies

November 12, 2019 Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council (NIC), before retiring in 2010 after a 27-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. She was a political analyst focusing […]

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The Biggest Winner In Canada’s Election Is The Military

By Matthew Behrens, October 17, 2019 From Rabble.ca No matter who takes the reins of Parliament next week, perhaps the biggest winner in Canada’s 2019 federal election will be a conglomerate of military industries and the war department. Indeed, the […]

US public opinion on military spending

What Does the U.S. Public Think of Its Government Arming and Bombing the World?

By David Swanson, October 22, 2019 Data for Progress for quite a while appeared to be yet another U.S. PEP group (Progressive Except for Peace). They were producing useful polling reports on all sorts of topics as if 96% of […]