The Military Industrial Complex

President Eisenhower warned against the dangers of developing a military industrial complex. It appears that when all you have in your toolbox is hammers, everything looks like a nail. The articles below give a sense of the many ways we use all of the hammers we've invested in.

Back to Vietnam?

Back to Vietnam

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Is the United States finally accepting responsibility for the devastating ongoing effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, or is this funding just a way to get USAID in the door to meddle in the country’s affairs as part of Obama’s “Asian Pivot” strategy?

Jailing Pacifists

Jailing Pacifists

Murray Polner: Sister Megan, Walli, and Boertje-Obed had many inspirational figures in their lives, such as Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.

Seminal Events of the 60s Revisited: New York Style

60s revisited

Steve Fine: The four galleries in the “Spring ‘67” series reflect the spirit of the times and the activism in the streets just as the antiwar movement was shifting into high gear and the counter-culture aborning.

Bibi: They Can Have Him

Netanyahu Speaks to Congress

Lila Garrett: So in the end, we served our purpose. Our permanent war economy was fed, our arms industry thrived, and our concepts of American Exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny took giant steps forward.

The 50th Anniversary of U.S. Marines Landing in Vietnam

Marines Landing in Vietnam

Joseph Palermo: These days, it has become far more difficult to teach the history of America’s war in Vietnam because one of the chief lessons of that war we thought we had learned (“No More Vietnams”) has been soundly disproven in recent years.

4 Kinds of Intelligence; and How America Fails

How America Fails

Gary Corseri: We’ve obliterated like bugs over a million of their guys, capsized relatively progressive, prosperous and stable Arab states in Iraq and Libya, and we’ve been playing the manic Iran and North Korea cards for so long now—most MSM-brain-drained Americans actually believe it!

Armed Drones for Sale

Drone Warfare

Lila Garrett: No matter how rich arms merchants become, no matter how large the economic gap grows between them and the rest of us, it’s never enough for them.

The Front Page Rule

Drone Killings

Kathy Kelly: If we didn’t see enemy soldiers as “murdering terrorists” lacking the human emotions and rights of our own troops, and enemy civilians as “collateral damage” whose deaths are automatically the fault of all who resist us, then there couldn’t be a drone program.

How Nonviolent Activists Shape American Identity

Nonviolent Activists

Rivera Sun: Most Americans are familiar with the violent methods of the revolutionary period, but unaware of the potent effectiveness of the nonviolent actions that strengthened the internal organization of these American activists.

The Shift

Kathy Kelly Imprisoned

Kathy Kelly: I’m fortunate, here in prison, to revisit through memories my young friends in Afghanistan embracing Martin Luther King, in Rabbi Abraham Heschel’s words, as “a voice, a vision, and a way.”

War Is the Failure of Humanity

no good wars

Gary Corseri: Every war represents a failure of our species to free itself from the shackles of expansionism, greed, colonization, exploitation, ignorance and violence.

The True Birth Certificate of the Lawless Iraq War

Dick Cheney Draft Dodger

Jerry Drucker: The neo-con thesis suggested by using the super-power of the United States, we could exercise world dominance after the collapse of Russia. Then the U.S., by entering and controlling Iraq, could in time control all the oil production out of the Middle East.