Tag Archives: Militarism

Harry Targ :
The neocons, the humanitarian interventionists, and the new Trump

His foreign policy combines the worst aspects of the two factions of the foreign policy establishment. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 19, 2017 Although most progressives preferred a Hillary Clinton victory in the 2016 election, strong … finish reading Harry Targ :
The neocons, the humanitarian interventionists, and the new Trump

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Harry Targ :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy

It is the non-military parts of the Obama speech that peace activists should mobilize around, weak as they are. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | June 8, 2014 President Obama has retrenched U.S. global engagement in a way … finish reading Harry Targ :
Obama’s ‘glass is half-empty’ foreign policy

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Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

Graphic from Liberation News.For whom should the left vote? Many progressives now view Obama as the ‘lesser evil,’ but worry he will sell them out once again. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2012 There … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The Left and the ‘Lesser Evil’ Dilemma

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Paul Atwood’s ‘War and Empire’

Paul Atwood’s War and Empire The book details the nation’s progression from a bunch of European colonizers to an international syndicate stealing resources and labor and replacing them with U.S. corporate products and empty culture. By Ron Jacobs | The … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Paul Atwood’s ‘War and Empire’

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Harry Tarq : 9/11’s in U.S. and Chile 28 Years Apart

After 9/11: The War-on-Terror Machine. Political cartoon by David Baldinger / dbaldinger.com.U.S. and Chile:Two 9/11’s have similar impact In both countries the 9/11 event was followed by violence, threats to democracy, and economic shifts from the vast majority of the … finish reading Harry Tarq : 9/11’s in U.S. and Chile 28 Years Apart

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Marc Estrin : Up, Up, and Away

Digital montage image by T.J. Griffin.Wings over Vermont:Up, up, and away… By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / May 25, 2011 BURLINGTON, Vermont — Though two summers away, an invitation by the mayor to discuss inviting another Burlington air … finish reading Marc Estrin : Up, Up, and Away

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Jim Turpin : The Endless War and American Society

Image from Thomas Paine’s Corner.Is endless war the American way?Why militarism permeates our society By Jim Turpin / The Rag Blog / July 28, 2010 Orwell would be proud. The United States is about to begin its tenth year in … finish reading Jim Turpin : The Endless War and American Society

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Marc Estrin : Slaughter of the Innocents

Image from picsdigger.SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / June 6, 32010 Toward the end of Bread & Puppet’s marvelous Christmas Story, after the news spreads of Jesus’s birth, King Herod picks up the phone: … finish reading Marc Estrin : Slaughter of the Innocents

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Barack Obama : The Audacity of Imperial Hubris

Famed graffiti artist Banksy’s statement on war and peace. Protest poster in Parliament Square, London.Imperial hubris:Barack Obama and Nobel’s preemptive strike Obama might have used the Nobel stage to mark a break from [the] geopolitical approach to U.S. hegemony through … finish reading Barack Obama : The Audacity of Imperial Hubris

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : In the Opt-Out States of America

Big digeridoo. Photo from Pihkva.com. I pledge new legions to The Hagueand fresh new lesions to The Plaguefor medicines to moan and begas Corporatocracy humps my legin the Opt-Out States of AmericaRe the Public Option’s widget plansfor bleeding gums and … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : In the Opt-Out States of America

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Surrealist Group : No War on the Moon!

‘Dark Side of the Moon’ by Al Magnus / photo.net. In Defense of the Dark Side of the MoonBy The Surrealist Group / The Rag Blog / August 20, 2009 “But, for myself, the Earth’s records had taught me to … finish reading Surrealist Group : No War on the Moon!

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US Military: A Little Too Big for Its Britches

National Guard (murderers) at Kent State in May 1970.The Military Is Not the PoliceJuly 29, 2009 It was disturbing to learn the other day just how close the last administration came to violating laws barring the military from engaging in … finish reading US Military: A Little Too Big for Its Britches

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