Praise the Gourd!

by O Society July 23, 2019 The fossil fuel companies knew from their own research beginning way back in grandpa’s day they were f’ing up the world for future generations, as in us and our kids. We’ve all seen the supporting documents. Therefore, continuing to argue about vaccines causing autism, and Bigfoot trudging around California, … Continue reading Praise the Gourd!

We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

by Noam Chomsky In These Times edited by O Society May 31, 2019 Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is pursues catastrophe to protect U.S. dominance. The threat of a U.S. attack on Iran is all too real. Led by John Bolton, the Trump administration is spinning tales of Iranian misdeeds. It is easy … Continue reading We Must Stop War with Iran Before It’s Too Late

Human War = War Against Mother Earth

Second essay in a series on War and Climate Chaos. Read the first here. “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” ~ Stacy Bannerman By Richard … Continue reading Human War = War Against Mother Earth

Time to Revoke Trump’s AUMF Forever War Authority

by Ellen Mitchell Hill edited by O Society May 23, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would end the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), as lawmakers grow increasingly concerned over the possibility of war with Iran. Authorization Use Military Force Sept 18 2001 On Tuesday, … Continue reading Time to Revoke Trump’s AUMF Forever War Authority

The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  ~ James Baldwin by Richard Moser edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Climate change is the apex crisis of all time and the US military is the prime crisis multiplier.   As we approach the horizon of climate … Continue reading The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

Pentagon Syndrome: The Military-Industrial Virus

Letter from Washington: How bloated defense budgets gut our armed forces by Andrew Cockburn Harper's edited by O Society May 16, 2019 For a country who spends such vast sums on its national security apparatus—many times more than the enemies that supposedly threaten it do—the United States has a strangely invisible military establishment. Military bases tend … Continue reading Pentagon Syndrome: The Military-Industrial Virus

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed to the public: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go? https://youtu.be/VmG4nBhp6bU Trump's Budget Proposal Cuts Everything Except the Military, Which Gets Its Usual Raise   by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Mar 17, 2019 A retired Air … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit