23:21 05/10/2012 Operetta in 5 Acts: Netanyahu’s Own Theater By Uri Avnery The master magician has drawn another rabbit from his top hat. A real and very lively rabbit. He has confounded everybody, including the leaders of all parties, the top political pundits and his own cabinet ministers. He has also shown [...]
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Book Just Published Surveys Current State of the Military Industrial Complex.Plus David Swanson review
Published today, MLK Day 2012: The Military Industrial Complex at 50 is the most comprehensive collection available explaining what the military industrial complex (MIC) is, where it comes from, what damage it does, what further destruction it threatens, and what can be done and is being done to chart a different course. Authors (from within and without [...]
The Heads of State The Tyranny of Defense Inc. By ANDREW J. BACEVICH In 1961, Dwight Eisenhower famously identified the military-industrial complex, warning that the growing fusion between corporations and the armed forces posed a threat to democracy. Judged 50 years later, Ike’s frightening prophecy actually understates the scope of our modern [...]
Fighting one per cent wars An American fact is the 99 per cent are far too remote from the wars of choice and those who fight them, argues author.
US soliders are the 1 per cent subjected by Washington to endless tours of duty in foreign wars [EPA] Williamsport, Pennsylvania – America’s wars are remote. They’re remote from us geographically, remote from us emotionally (unless you’re serving in the military or have a close relative or friend who serves), and remote from our major media outlets, which [...]
BEAR ANY BURDEN Few Americans remember an America that wasn’t a superpower—muscle-bound and shrouded in secrecy. One Nation, Under Arms The private papers of the late George F. Kennan, Cold War architect and diplomat extraordinaire, reveal his anguish over the way his famous 1947 warning about Soviet expansionism helped transform the America he loved into one he no [...]
Why Israel Will Not Attack Iran by URI AVNERY EVERYBODY KNOWS the scene from school: a small boy quarrels with a bigger boy. “Hold me back!” he shouts to his comrades, “Before I break his bones!” Our government seems to be behaving in this way. Every day, via all channels, it shouts that it is [...]
Hold Me Back! by Uri Avnery, November 07, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum Everybody knows the scene from school: A small boy quarrels with a bigger boy. “Hold me back,” he shouts to his comrades, “before I break his bones!” Our government seems to be behaving in this way. Every day, [...]
When all is said and done did Keynes invent something or was it a form of constant crisis avoidance with an end point long gone?
Why Are Politicians Running from Economic Reality into Tea Party Fantasy Land? Just three years ago, President Obama was an unapologetic Keynesian. Now, he’s jumped on the deficit hysteria bandwagon. September 5, 2011 | In 2008 America elected as its president not only an African-American but an unapologetic Keynesian. In his inaugural address Barack [...]
Remembrance, Reflection, and Resistance By David Krieger, August 6, 2011 We must come to understand Hiroshima and Nagasaki as war crimes. And we must resist the double standard that makes crimes committed by our enemies punishable under international law, while the same crimes committed by our leaders are deemed to be acceptable. We remember the [...]
Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/node/58709 On August 6, 1945, President Harry S Truman announced: “Sixteen hours ago an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima, an important Japanese Army base. That bomb had more power than 20,000 tons of T.N.T. It had more than two thousand times the blast [...]
The Virtue-less war of the ‘Nintendo bomber’ As unbridled use of drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan continues, another casualty of war may be democracy in the US Drone pilots pilot the craft from an air conditioned office thousands of miles away. War has never before been so like a video game.[GALLO/GETTY] In April, the British [...]