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Pentagon Socialism: Militarizing the Economy in the Name of Defense

    Pentagon Socialism: Militarizing the Economy in the Name of Defense

Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area — reshaping the economy to serve the needs of the military-industrial complex — he’s (gasp!) a socialist in the making. His…

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Women’s March on the Pentagon: Feminism and the Anti-War Movement Unite

    Women’s March on the Pentagon: Feminism and the Anti-War Movement Unite

Consortium News videographer Netra Halperin has produced a full video report of Sunday’s Women’s March on America’s center for planning and executing war. About 1,500 women and allied men marched on the Pentagon on Sunday to demand an end to perpetual war and the funding of education, health care and other social needs instead. After marching one mile…

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China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

    China’s Long Range Bombers “Likely Training For Strikes” Against US, Pentagon Warns

A new Pentagon report has sounded the alarm over China’s expanding military reach and says the rival to American power is increasing its ability to send bombers further afield while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies. The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving…

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Like It or Not, Trump Is Systematically Eliminating the Imperial Capitalist Order

    Like It or Not, Trump Is Systematically Eliminating the Imperial Capitalist Order

In 1916, during the First World War, Lenin analyzed the reasons which led to the confrontation between the empires of his time. He wrote – Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. In this book, he clarified his analysis – « Imperialism is capitalism which has arrived at a stage of its development where domination by monopolies…

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As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

  As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — The entire tech industry is currently going through its very own Hunger Games as a host of companies compete for a chance to win two multibillion dollar contracts from the Pentagon. What are the jobs? Develop globally accessible cloud-computing platforms for the Pentagon and military personnel, spanning all levels from unclassified…

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Pentagon Admits ‘No One Will Ever Know’ How Many Civilians US Has Killed Fighting ISIS

  Pentagon Admits ‘No One Will Ever Know’ How Many Civilians US Has Killed Fighting ISIS

WASHINGTON — Four years into America’s assault on the Islamic State, the Pentagon now acknowledges it has no idea how many civilians it has killed during its campaign to defeat ISIS. In fact, the United States military will never know how many civilians it killed, the Pentagon admitted on Tuesday. The shocking admission comes on…

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Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

  Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

SAN FRANCISCO (Analysis) – Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google…

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Over 3000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work On Pentagon Drone Program

  Over 3000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work On Pentagon Drone Program

More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that’s circulating in the company demanding that the tech giant end its involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon program that could be used to develop drone technology. The project, the workers argue, runs counter to the company’s stated mission and motto. “By entering into this contract,…

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Cindy Sheehan and the Women’s March on the Pentagon: A Movement, Not Just a Protest

  Cindy Sheehan and the Women’s March on the Pentagon: A Movement, Not Just a Protest

WASHINGTON – In the last few years, arguably the most visible and well-publicized march on the U.S. capital has been the “Women’s March,” a movement aimed at advocating for legislation and policies promoting women’s rights as well as a protest against the misogynistic actions and statements of high-profile U.S. politicians. The second Women’s March, which…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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