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William J. Astore: In Wars and Weapons We Trust

We believe in wars. We may no longer believe in formal declarations of war (not since December 1941 has Congress made one in our name), but that sure hasn’t stopped us from waging them.

August 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lawrence Wittner: The United States Is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization

Maintaining the U.S. status as “No. 1” in war and war preparations comes at a very high price. Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something.  When it comes … Continue reading

January 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Medea Benjamin & Nicolas J.S. Davies: In Yemen and Beyond, U.S. Arms Manufacturers Are Abetting Crimes against Humanity

The Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen on August 9, 2018 killed 44 children and wounded many more. The attack struck a nerve in the U.S., confronting the … Continue reading

October 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: Your Wish Is My Commando

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
W.J. Astore Privatization of war is making it far easier for America’s imperial state to wage endless war throughout the world.  Consider the case…

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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