Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under

Sinophobia Meets Prison Labor in a Think Tank Down Under

The West has been literally swamped by a non-stop propaganda offensive about Uyghur forced labor camps – thoroughly debunked, for instance, here. Now let’s examine the other – Western – side of the story.  In early 2021, Defense for Children (DCI) took the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) to court in New South Wales. DCI’s lawsuit…

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -5: Portfolio of Conflicts

Without looking at military adventurism through the lens of the corporation, analysts are bound to produce error-filled studies. For example, one analyst contended in an interview on The Real News Network, “Military force is almost never going to achieve your political aims. The Americans learned this in Vietnam. They’re learning it in Afghanistan. They’re learning…

US Troops Die for World Domination, Not Freedom

US Troops Die for World Domination, Not Freedom

Listen to a reading of this article: Vice President Kamala Harris spent the weekend under fire from Republicans, which of course means that Kamala Harris spent the weekend being criticized for the most silly, vapid reason you could possibly criticize Kamala Harris for. Apparently the likely future president tweeted “Enjoy the long weekend,” a reference…

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda

Congress does not exercise effective oversight of the military-industrial-congressional complex. The average congressperson is clueless about the intricacies of war, espionage, and peace. The average congressperson on Armed Services or Intelligence committees is more aware, but their views are carefully circumscribed by a capitalist imperative for profit and the information that armed bureaucracies selectively divvy…

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -2: Profits & Deception

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -2: Profits & Deception

War corporations are spread across the United States. The top war industry hubs in the U.S. are Huntsville, Alabama; greater Boston; greater Tampa, Florida; the Dallas-Fort Worth region; southern California; and the corridor stretching from northeast Virginia, through Washington, to Baltimore (consistently home to the wealthiest counties in the country). The U.S. war industry profits…