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Military Industrial Complex

The Washington Post: Fearless and Balanced on War?

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black wrote in New York Times v. United States (1971) ("Pentagon Papers" case): "[P]aramount among the responsibilities of...

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.

Gun Proponents Seek Resurrection Of Due Process

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

The military-industrial-counterterrorism complex teaches that it is better to inflict massive injustice than to take a measured risk of being the victim of injustice.

Preparing for the Next Memorial Day

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

In the aftermath of the Memorial Day military parades and with a new administration looming on the horizon, a critical task for the coming year is to build a renewed, more vibrant, interracial, and multi-generational peace movement that will pressure the next administration.

A 10-Minute Debate on War

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"Look, nuclear should be off the table. But would there be a time when it could be used? Possibly, possibly . . ." This is -- who else? -- Donald Tru...

Pentagon Pork Revealed in Three Amendments

William Hartung | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

It's not time to give up; it's time to get active. And when we follow Congressional debates on critical defense issues, we should keep an eye out for pork barrel interests that too often distort the development of sound policies.

Bernie Lovers: A Revolution Is What You Signed Up For, And This Is Only The Beginning

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

If one accepts that Hillary is the most likely Democratic nominee for president does that mean we pack it up and go home? No. We signed up for a political revolution, not just this campaign.

The Pakistani Army's Coup Against Itself

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is taking action against corrupt army officers. To what extent will he go in this unprecedented battle? ...

The Pentagon's Potlatch

John Feffer | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

The logic of military spending leads countries to effectively destroy their own property and burn down their own villages, through misplaced national budget priorities, in order to engage in the one-upmanship logic of local, regional, and global arms races.

Fleecing the American Taxpayer: The Profit Incentives Driving the Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

If there is an absolute maxim by which the federal government seems to operate, it is that the American taxpayer always gets ripped off. Not only are...

CIA-Backed Rebels at War With DOD-Backed Rebels

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rep. Alan Grayson

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse ...

Why We Need a Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

A crowd gathers to hear about transhumanism and life extension technologies -- Photo by Roen Horn Recently I was asked to be a part of a debate fo...

On ISIS, Military Might and the Republicans

Dana Agmon | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
Dana Agmon

In an interview with CNN on February 8, Senator Ted Cruz said, "In my view, American boots on the ground should always be the last step, and we need t...

The Military-Industrial-Terrorism Complex Megaphone

Bruce Fein | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Columnist Charles Krauthammer is a laureled megaphone for the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-terrorism complex (MITC). His sound track is...

Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

On February 10, 2016, Peace Action--the largest peace organization in the United States--announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democrati...

The Transhumanism Movement Aims to Eliminate Existential Risk for the World

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist Party supporters protesting against existential risk -- Photo by Daniel Sollinger Like many other people around the world, I am follo...

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.28.2016 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

When I want to believe that America is a democracy -- indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles -- I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it.

Taking on the Nuclear Goliath

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The cause of global nuclear disarmament, once a dream with geopolitical cred, may wind up entombed in eternal apathy. As Carroll put it: "Nuclear abolition itself is being abolished." But I refuse to believe that. What I do believe is that change of such magnitude simply cannot emerge from the actions of top-down leadership.

New Book Assesses State of 'America's War Machine' Five Decades After Ike's Speech

William Hartung | Posted 11.23.2015 | Books
William Hartung

The book takes a particularly hard look at the role of the media in issues of war and peace, describing much of the mainstream media as "cheerleaders for war" that "have too often been a mouthpiece for politically motivated government propaganda."

The American Way of War in the Twenty-First Century (It's a $cam!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Amid the defeats, corruption, and disappointments, there lurks a kind of success. After all, every disaster in which the U.S. military takes part only brings more bounty to the Pentagon.

The Record U.S. Military Budget

Nicolas J.S. Davies | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Nicolas J.S. Davies

To listen to the Republican candidates' debate last week, one would think that President Obama had slashed the U.S. military budget and left our country defenseless. Nothing could be farther off the mark.

China to Lay off 300,000 Troops -- Bummer for Defense Stocks

Phil Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Phil Davis

OK, well perhaps all Government have their own idiocy but we are clearly the World's idiots with our RIDICULOUS military budget, which is "officially" $711Bn, but that doesn't count the portion of our debt that comes from our Military Adventures and the cost of the interest it takes to service that debt.

The Saudis and Iranians Need to Talk: And We Need to Make It Happen

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Marc Gopin

In recent years I have worked deeply on quiet conflict management interventions from Afghanistan to Iran, but mostly in Syria. I have watched the unnecessary suffering of countless people, the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians, the greatest civilian displacement in Middle Eastern history, and I have watched it up close through the lives of my students and friends.

The Bull Moose Is Back: America's Rising Revolution Against The Super Rich, Ruling Elites

Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Dr. John C. Welch IV, M.T.S., M.B.A.

The middle class no longer has a voice. We now have zero influence on our own government.8 For the middle and working classes, we're back to where this nation started: Taxation without representation.

The Next President's Foreign Policy: Likely the Same Overextended American Empire

Ivan Eland | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Ivan Eland

Although the 2016 election is a year-and-a-half away, the verdict is already in on the continuation of post-World War II interventionism as the policy of choice.