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Militarism

Saving Lives; Black And Blue

Nadine Smith | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
Nadine Smith

Bad cops make the job dangerous for good cops.

Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Those who want to perpetuate the military mindset -- that is to say, the servants of the most powerful economic interests in the country -- have to grab the minds of the young, because only in one's youth does militarism resonate with uncontaminated glory.

Hammering for Peace

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

Jessica Reznicek arrested outside of Northrop Grumman Corporation in Nebraska Last winter, at the Voices home/office in Chicago, we welcomed two frie...

Protest and Politics, Black Women and Leadership

David Ragland | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
David Ragland

I write to you from a circle formed by women. They are leading, preaching, singing and protesting the sad state of things. They are also working to tr...

Cowardice and Exoneration in Kunduz

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces."

Recovering From Militarism

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The American military is an unceasing hemorrhage of cash and aggression, committed -- perhaps only at the unconscious level -- to nothing more than its own perpetuation, which is to say, endless war.

The American Version of Militarism

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's time we finally ask: Whatever happened to old-fashioned civilian control over the U.S. military? These days, who controls the civilians?

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

Republican Sabotage Works

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We need to awaken ourselves to the danger our nation faces: A shrinking group of privileged bullies seeks to extend and secure its power by keeping the rest of us at one another's throats.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Tom Digby on Militarism, Sexuality and Romance

Randall Horton | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Randall Horton

His thesis is that militaristic societies establish values and goals that require men to cut off their feelings of care for others and for themselves, see women's freedom as a threat and rely on violence to solve their problems.

Whither America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The start of this New Year finds America at an inflection point as wars and terrorism abroad are echoed in violence, suspicion, and fear at home. How will we meet the moment?

Law, Order and Social Suicide

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Want a ringside seat for the war on crime? Go to killedbypolice.net. A few hours ago (as I write this), the site had listed 1,191 police killings in the U.S. this year. I just looked again. The total is up one.

The Two Parties in Washington (and I Don't Mean the Republicans and the Democrats)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

They might be labeled the More War Party and the Much (or Much, Much) More War Party.

Congress Is Falling Into ISIS's Trap on Syrian Refugees

Jon Rainwater | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

At a time when our country should be uniting behind a sensible comprehensive approach to ISIS, too many elected officials are playing politics with our national security.

The Aftermath of Paris

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The aftermath of Paris seems likely to be intensified bombing raids in Syria, closed borders, heightened fear-based security and the deletion of "the gray zones of coexistence" across the planet.

"Live and Let Live" Has Two Parts

Robin Koerner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.

Challenging the Washington Consensus

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The Washington consensus never changes. The mainstream media shills never cease their efforts to bully all seriousness -- all reality -- out of the voting process. And money and militarism silently, invisibly rule, no matter who wins.

Black Lives Matter and The Trinity: Recognizing How Systems Are Connected When Working for Change

Charles Howard | Posted 10.12.2015 | Religion
Charles Howard

To describe this darkest hour in our nation's history as simply being based on a racist hatred of people of African descent is to miss the complexity of the transatlantic slave trade and the work of enslaved Africans in America.

Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 09.01.2015 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In Russia, thousands of government-funded clubs are producing what is called "military-patriotic education" for children. Accepting both boys and girls, these clubs teach them military exercises, some of which employ heavy military equipment.

10 Steps to Wean U.S. Foreign Policy Off Militarism

Medea Benjamin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

U.S. progressives should now clearly define what a progressive foreign policy looks like, and push presidential candidates and other officials to move U.S. policy towards one that is based on respect, cooperation, and diplomacy, including the following.

Pushing Up

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Kathy Kelly

Many of us have not endured the horrors that drive 22 veterans a day, and countless poor in world regions that U.S. empire has touched, to the final act of despair. I would like to think we can lift hopes and perhaps bring comfort to those around us by radically sharing resources and learning to join courageous others in the work at hand.

America's Got War

William J. Astore | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
William J. Astore

War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you.

Why Join the Military With a Reckless (Meaning Republican) Commander-In-Chief?

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.