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

A People’s Guide to the War Industry -1
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A People’s Guide to the War Industry -1

Capitalism — the economic system by which a relatively tiny group owns the machinery and factories and enriches itself through hoarding the workers’ surplus value, transforming the natural world into goods and services — is inherently destructive, exploitative, and polluting. The theoretical physicist Albert Einstein summarized the problem in the May 1949 issue of Monthly…