The $6 trillion on Iraq could have paid for planetary conversion off fossil fuels.

The fossil-fueled military beast chewing up nearly 60 percent of the national budget is energy inefficient and environmentally self-defeating. Research published in the journal Pediatrics in May, 2018, revealed that “children are estimated to bear 88 [percent] of the burden of disease related to climate change.”  Nevertheless, public health agencies don’t discuss what war costs our climate when they discuss …

This Memorial Day: Look at the costs to the 99%, stop hegemonic thinking, dismantle the military-industrial complex, and demand a transformation of national priorities from death and destruction to social uplift and peace

The People’s Memorial Day Instead of using Memorial Day to perpetuate the lies of the war profiteers, let’s examine the costs of war to the 99%.  Kevin Basl, an Iraq war veteran, remembers the eight friends he has lost to suicide, a few of the twenty soldiers who commit suicide every day. He also writes about soldiers who were poisoned by toxic burn …

Tons of Collusion! “102 contacts and 28 meetings between the Trump Campaign/Transition team and Russians” (+ Russia–Trump Timeline)

March 22nd, 2019 by Zachary Shahan Image via Kremlin.ru (some rights reserved) I was on the verge of titling this “Let’s Be Honest — Fox News Viewers Are Idiots,” or perhaps “Let’s Be Honest — Trump Supporters Are Idiots,” but I thought I better take the high road and not do that. Happily, I think the new title is better and I didn’t offend anyone. …

More than a third  of all Americans may have PFAS-contaminated drinking water.  Harvard public health scientist say exposure of 1 ppt of PFAS is detrimental to human health + The “Million Parts Per Trillion Tour” and Most Contaminated Military Bases

More than a third  of all Americans may have PFAS-contaminated drinking water.  Harvard public health scientist say exposure of 1 ppt of PFAS is detrimental to human health. AMERICA’S MOST CONTAMINATED MILITARY BASES By Pat Elder, Militarypoisons.org March 9, 2019 I drove across the country with my daughter Holly last week to draw attention to the reckless behavior of the military …

Former defense leaders warn White House it’s ‘dangerous’ to downplay climate change

Former defense leaders warn White House it’s ‘dangerous’ to downplay climate change, NPR A group of 58 former military and national security officials have written to Donald Trump to warn against his plans for a committee to dispute administration climate change assessments, reports NPR. The letters says: “It is dangerous to have national security analysis conform to politics. Our officials’ …

The Pentagon has 39,000 contaminated areas spread across 19 million acres just in the U.S. alone. U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world

U.S. Military Is World’s Biggest Polluter Whitney Webb, MintPress News May. 15, 2017  Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated 94,000 gallons of jet fuel into a nearby waterway, less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean. While the incident was by no means as catastrophic as some other pipeline spills, it …

How militarization impedes the Green New Deal

By Cameron Orr, People’s World. February 17, 2019 | EDUCATE! Fighting for a Green New Deal in the United States will require uniting all popular forces against the main barriers to social and ecological progress. The Sunrise Movement, which has brought the Green New Deal to the forefront of conversations about the environment, has identified fossil fuel interests as a main barrier to a green …

Leaked wikileaks doc reveals US military use of IMF, World Bank as “unconventional” weapons

By Whitney Webb, Mintpressnews.com, February 8, 2019  This “U.S. coup manual,” recently highlighted by WikiLeaks, serves as a reminder that the so-called “independence” of such financial institutions as The World Bank and IMF is an illusion and that they are among the many “financial weapons” regularly used by the U.S. government to bend countries to its will. WASHINGTON – In a leaked military manual …

55 U.S. regime change operations against countries around the world, from China (1945-1960s) to Haiti (1986-1994)

Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster, Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Counterpunch.org, February 7, 2019 In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died in December 2018, wrote chapter-length accounts of 55 U.S. regime change operations against countries around the world, from China (1945-1960s) to Haiti (1986-1994).  Noam Chomsky’s blurb on the back …