Category: Weapons & Disarmament

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Martin Hart-Landsberg: US militarism marches on

Results like this show just how important it is for us to work to create space for community conversations that are informed by accurate information on the extent and aims of US militarism and its enormous political, social, economic and ecological costs for the great majority of working people

Columbia SDS Research Committee: NYU and Columbia University’s IDA-Pentagon Connection

Neither university administrators nor university professors in New York City should be helping to develop more deadly weapons for the U.S. permanent war machine

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Kathy Kelly: Hungering for Nuclear Disarmament

In the state of Georgia’s Glynn County Detention Center, four activists await trial stemming from their nonviolent action, on April 4, 2018, at the Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay

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Marjorie Cohn: North Korea Agreed to Denuclearize, but When Will the US?

A powerful economic incentive continues to drive the nuclear arms race. After the Singapore Summit, the stock values of all major defense contractors — including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and General Dynamics — declined. Given his allegiance to boosting corporate profits, it’s no surprise that Donald Trump is counterbalancing the effects of the Read more…

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Paul Street: Denuclearize the United States? An Unthinkable Thought

Material and physical death for the species is not far behind on the current U.S.-led eco- and nuclear-exterminist path

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Lawrence Wittner: Two Out of Three Oppose Increasing Military Spending

U.S. Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Winslow Myers: Duck and Cover

The argument that the more we are armed to the teeth the safer we will be simply does not hold up under statistical examination

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Lawrence Wittner: The “Merchants of Death” Survive and Prosper

According to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, sales of weapons and military services by the world’s largest 100 corporate military purveyors in 2016 (the latest year for which figures are available) rose to $375 billion

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Nick Turse: Drug Wars, Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

Pentagon Watchdog Calls Out Two Commands for Financial Malfeasance

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Michael T. Klare: Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review

It calls for increasing the role of nuclear weapons in US strategy, which will only increase the risk of confrontation

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