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Positive Thoughts on Dark Times

There is no question that over the past decade and a half, Europe, the US and Israel have engaged in a series of bloody wars, inequalities have increased throughout the globe, economic crisis has become endemic and, more recently, right-wing military and civilian regimes have swept to power throughout Asia, North Africa, Europe and Canada.

Yet, despite this generally gloomy picture, important positive developments have emerged raising the possibility of fundamental changes to reverse the current reactionary wave. I will proceed by outlining these positive developments, taking account of the retrograde context in which they occur.

The Hounds of War: a Dedication to Our Leaders

Each morning we wake to the rabid wail of old defeated warriors, now no longer in halls of power, who prowl the studios of our infotainment industry and the commercial temples of our ministers of war to yelp and whine one last time before they succumb to the inevitable: a feast for maggots. How sad to witness that ancient soldier, Senator John McCain, shuffle before the cameras, one last glorious moment before the klieg lights finally go out, saliva dripping from his lips in curdled drops—“more war!, more war!, more war!”

The Soaring Profits of the Military-Industrial Complex

There are two major beneficiaries of the two major wars launched by the US government: one domestic and one foreign. The three major domestic arms manufacturers, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon have delivered record-shattering returns to their investors, CEOs and investment banks during the past decade and a half. The Israeli regime is the overwhelming foreign beneficiary of the war, expanding its territory through its dispossession of Palestinians and positioning itself as the regional hegemon.

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree

Whatever power plays are going on behind the scenes, it is increasingly clear that they are not serving we-the-people. The global central banking scheme is systemically flawed and needs to be radically overhauled.

Cindy Sheehan - Intended Consequences: The Imperial Meat Wagon Rolls On

Bottom-line, we should stop stoking the flames of Empire with the fuel of our own flesh and blood.

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A scorecard for the US "lukewarm war" on Russia - strategic and tactical levels

What we are witnessing today is beyond any doubt a US war on Russia, except that it that is is neither quite "cold" nor "hot": it's tepid, lukewarm.

"It's not becoming a war, it IS a war" - E.Ukraine anti-govt fighter training camp

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees.

'It's not becoming a war, it IS a war': RT visits E.Ukraine anti-govt fighter training camp
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A Common Vision - The Abolition of Militarism

Many nations have been drawn into being complicity in breaking international law through U.S./U.K./NATO wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and so on. I believe that NATO should be abolished and that the United Nations should be reformed and actively take up its mandate to save the world from the scourge of war.

Why War Is Inevitable — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day is when we commemorate our war dead. Like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is being turned into a celebration of war.

Militarist Bunkum. Arrogance and Hubris that Lead to War

Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.

Keep that in mind for July 4th, which is arriving in six weeks.

The US Government Thinks it Can Fool Us into a War with Russia

It seems like only a few months ago (because it was) when the government that rules America was condemning the brutal crackdown against protesters by the Ukrainian government. The then-Russian backed regime was fending off large crowds of protesters who were angry about the Ukrainian government’s close ties with Russia, resorting to violence and anti-riot tactics to disperse the crowds.

US sanctions against Russia an act of war according to Ron Paul

Former GOP congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says US sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis are an act of war, adding that the American people are tired of US-imposed wars.

Russia sees war with Ukraine as unlikely

War between Russia and Ukraine was unlikely, a senior Russian defense official said Tuesday.

Canada plans to invade Syria

The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show.

Ukraine crisis, US plot to launch nuclear war with Russia

The US has engineered the crisis in Ukraine’s eastern border with Russia as part of its scenario to provoke Moscow to engage in a nuclear war with Washington, according to a political analyst from the Center for Research on Globalization.

Third of Germans expect Ukraine-Russia war

A third of Germans expect there to be an armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia over Crimea, according to a poll on Thursday. It comes on a day of frenzied diplomacy by Germany to defuse the crisis.

US, Arab allies meet to further back militants in Syria

The United States and its Arab allies in the Middle East are making covert arrangements to bolster militants against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Obama expresses 'enormous frustration' with Syria war

With peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders not making much progress, President Obama on Tuesday admitted to "enormous frustration" with efforts to end the three-year-old civil war.

Syria's heritage in ruins

The war in Syria has claimed more than 130,000 lives and, as these images reveal, it is also laying waste to its historic buildings and Unesco-listed sites

Hillary Clinton pushed for US 'green light' for Israeli attack on Iran

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed for Washington’s "green light" for a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran, according to a report.

'Doomsday clock' still at five to midnight, scientists warn

The doomsday clock – a theoretical device that purports to tell us how close we are to a nuclear apocalypse – has frozen at five minutes to midnight, unchanged from last year. Physicists tell the head of the UN there is little reason to move it back.

Ex-Nazi soldier charged over French massacre

German prosecutors have charged an 88-year-old former member of the elite Waffen SS with taking part in the massacre of hundreds of French villagers during World War Two.

Biggest Threat to World Peace: The United States

Over 12 years into the so-called "Global War on Terror," the United States appears to be striking terror into the hearts of the rest of the world.

What the End of 2013 Didn't Bring: An End to the Occupation of Afghanistan

2013 is drawing to a close, but the war in Afghanistan—now in its 13th year—continues, with the prospect of a 23-year occupation being added to the annals of U.S. militarism

Syrian govt evacuates 5,000 from town besieged by Islamist rebels

The Syrian government evacuated around 5,000 people on Sunday from a town near Damascus where Islamist rebel fighters executed dozens of civilians two weeks ago, Syria’s state news agency reported.

No Austerity for Military Budget in 2014

NDAA offers limited reforms to Guantánamo and military sexual assault policy, yet keeps 'war economy' dollars flowing.

Syrian army advances in Aleppo

The Syrian army has carried out a mop-up operation in the northwestern city of Aleppo, making more advances against foreign-backed militants operating in the country.

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The Changing Contours of US Imperial Intervention in World Conflicts

Following the Vietnam War, US imperial intervention passed through several phases: In the immediate aftermath, the US government faced a humiliating military defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese liberation forces and was under pressure from an American public sick and tired of war.Imperial military interventions, domestic espionage against opponents and usual practice of fomenting coups d’état (regime change) declined.

Media Disinformation and the Framing of the Syrian War

Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it.

Media Disinformation and the Framing of the Syrian War

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