Memorial Day in the United States is a time for absentminded, almost spontaneous, flag-waving and military worship; a time when yellow ribbons become ubiquitous and the mantra “support the troops” enjoys renewed life. For those of us who are keenly critical of the United States, its foreign policy in particular, those accoutrements of Memorial Day…
It seems official, the United States is a permanent wartime state. Senior Obama Administration officials have stated that the War on Terror, in its “limitless form,” will carry on for another decade, possibly two. Given our role in the world, as an economic and military super-power, and given the economic, social and environmental crisis we…
Trevor Hultner: “Congressional control” is exactly the opposite of what we want. The military drone program, among other things, needs to be completely dismantled, not “regulated.”
Thomas L. Knapp: Mourn the dead, don’t glorify war
C4SS News Analyst Thomas L. Knapp deconstructs American militarism and global hegemony.
Democratic congressmen and activists are outraged by the “new war strategy” presented in President Bush’s “Iraq speech” of January 8… but it should be no surprise that the President seeks to follow this war through no matter the cost.
The problem in Iraq is government itself.
Governments of any sort simply can’t be trusted with nuclear weapons.