On Friday the House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. President Trump’s request already included a huge fifty or so billion dollar spending increase, but the Republican-led House found even that to be far too small. They added another $30 billion to the … Continue reading “Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security”
Over 1,000 kids are looking for their families after escaping Mosul.
Originally posted at TomDispatch. I was 12. It was 1956. I lived in New York City and was a youthful history buff. (I should have kept my collection of American Heritage magazines!) Undoubtedly, I was also some kind of classic nerd. In any case, at some point during the Suez crisis of that year, I … Continue reading “Trumping the Empire”
The United States spends more on the military than the top eight countries combined – but that’s still not enough for our military-industrial-congressional complex. They want yet more tax dollars shoveled into that bottomless maw, and it looks like they’re going to get it. The House of Representatives just passed the National Defense Authorization Act … Continue reading “Space Cadets and Sex Changes: Our “Defense” Budget Is a Bad Joke”
Required by court order to appear before a judge in Syracuse, New York, on July 12, some out-of-towners had already arrived there when the court granted the prosecution’s last-minute request for more time to prepare its case against us, the Jerry Berrigan Brigade, for our nonviolent witness against drone warfare on Jan. 28, 2016. A … Continue reading “Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare”
Although authorities have begun collecting the dead in Mosul, many bodies have also been noted floating away down the Tigris River
A surge in dumped bodies is occurring in Baghdad.
Despite the rhetoric from the Trump administration about military confrontation with North Korea, the common theme of many U.S. experts on North Korea is that the US presidential administration MUST conduct a dialogue with North Korea – and quickly! Military confrontation is NOT an option according to the experts. And most importantly, the new President … Continue reading “North Korean Leadership May Be Ruthless and Reckless, But They Are Not Crazy”
The whole thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception. There it was: UNESCO has declared that the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron is a Palestinian heritage site. I admit that … Continue reading “Israel’s Endless Fake Victimhood”
The United States boycotted the U.N. negotiations to ban – everywhere across Planet Earth – nuclear weapons. So did eight other countries. Guess which ones? The international debate over this historic treaty, which became reality a week ago by a margin of 122 to 1, revealed how deeply split the nations of the world are … Continue reading “Nukes and the Global Schism”