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China Blocks US Navy Request For Hong Kong Port Visit

    China Blocks US Navy Request For Hong Kong Port Visit

In an sharp deterioration of diplomatic ties, China has blocked a request for a U.S. warship to visit the post of Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tensions between Beijing and Washington over escalating tariffs and a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on China’s military for engaging…

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Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

    Three Ways Facebook is Increasingly Becoming a Censorship Arm of the US Government

Facebook has lately announced a series of major steps it would take to combat fake news and the global spread of misinformation that it says could influence elections, but the more we learn about just who it is Facebook is partnering with in this endeavor, the clearer it becomes that these initiatives are not at…

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The US Military Is All Over Africa Despite Not Being at War in Africa

    The US Military Is All Over Africa Despite Not Being at War in Africa

Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier took command of US Army Africa, promising to “hit the ground running.” The US is not waging any wars in Africa but it has a significant presence on…

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America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

    America’s Only Problem With Its Obscene War Budget is That Trump Didn’t Thank John McCain in a Speech

President Donald Trump signed a $717 billion military spending bill on August 14. What made headlines was not the size of the bill or what is in the bill. Rather, most were upset that Trump did not thank Senator John McCain, whose name was put on the bill by his colleagues in Congress to honor…

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The Persistent Myth of U.S. Precision Bombing

  The Persistent Myth of U.S. Precision Bombing

Opinion polls in the United States and the United Kingdom have found that a majority of the public in both countries has a remarkably consistent belief that only about 10,000 Iraqis were killed as a result of the U.S.-British invasion of Iraq in 2003. Estimates of deaths in Iraq actually range from 150,000 to 1.2 million. Part of the reason for the seriously…

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Troops Guarding Nuclear Missiles Were Taking LSD, Records Reveal

  Troops Guarding Nuclear Missiles Were Taking LSD, Records Reveal

There are a lot of safe and responsible places people have found over the years to ingest hallucinogens in order to experience their pleasures and explore the challenges their potent properties can present, but it’s a judgement statement to declare that a U.S. military base which houses some of the world’s most powerful atomic weapons…

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The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

  The American Military Dissected: Few Volunteer the Rest Just Watch

The purpose of all wars, is peace. So observed St. Augustine early in the first millennium A.D. Far be it from me to disagree with the esteemed Bishop of Hippo, but his crisply formulated aphorism just might require a bit of updating. I’m not a saint or even a bishop, merely an interested observer of this nation’s…

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Conference Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

  Conference Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases

This past weekend I attended a historic groundbreaking conference in Baltimore, organized by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases.

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Joe Lombardo Conference Speech

  Joe Lombardo Conference Speech

On behalf of the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) of the United States, I want to bring you warm greetings.

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