Time to challenge the War System

Time to challenge the War System

By Jake Lynch • “Free elections and free markets” represent “the single sustainable model for national success”. So declared the US National Security Strategy published by the Administration of George W Bush in 2002. It’s a document better known for the novelty of its proposed variation on the traditional UN provision for the legal use […]

Taking stock one year after Trump

Taking stock one year after Trump

By Richard Falk • Prefatory Note -This post addresses the need for dialogue with the political, economic, and cultural ‘other,’ that is, those multitudes acutely alienated from and angry with secular globalism and the Enlightenment legacy often equated with ‘modernity’ and ‘modernization.’ At the core is a search for closure on the nature of reality […]

The madness of missiles

The madness of missiles

  By Jonathan Power December 19th. 2017 • The nuclear weapon missile business is contradictory, full of missteps, highly dangerous and prepared in its madness (Mutually Assured Destruction, aka MAD, they used to call it in Cold War days) to plunge the world into a nuclear war that will reduce most of the world to […]

A Nato attack on Nuclear Disarmament

A Nato attack on Nuclear Disarmament

  By Manlio Dinucci • Not a single nuclear power has agreed to sign the new Treaty banning nuclear weapons. We all appreciate that unilateral disarmament would be a genuine concern for such states. However, Nato, which violates the NPT (the treaty aiming at containing the proliferation of nuclear arms) every day, has gone much […]

US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

US pressured NATO states to vote no to a ban

  By ICAN • In a document from October 17, the United States warned other NATO members that efforts to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons or to delegitimise nuclear deterrence “are fundamentally at odds with NATO’s basic policies on deterrence”. In the letter, the US government strongly urges allies and partners to vote no […]

Defense Contractors Holding the Pentagon Hostage with Service Contracts

Defense Contractors Holding the Pentagon Hostage with Service Contracts

By Dan Grazier • A new Government Accountability Office report, released in October 2017, details problems the services are having keeping the F-35 fleet ready for combat. One problem it highlighted was that, at a time when the Pentagon is desperate to ramp up production of new aircraft, the services have to wait an average […]

Pentagon held hostage to military contractors

Pentagon held hostage to military contractors

• In this episode of On the News Line: Pentagon held hostage to military contractors – Video Comments by, among other, TFF director, Jan Oberg The United States Defense Department spends hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money annually on military programs. The Pentagon heavily depends on military contractors to acquire various types of […]

The opportunity cost of world military spending | SIPRI

The opportunity cost of world military spending | SIPRI

  By Dr Sam Perlo-Freeman • Today SIPRI estimated that global military expenditure in 2015 was $1676 billion, about 2.3% of the world’s total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Such high levels of spending frequently raise concerns as to the ‘opportunity cost’ involved in military spending—the potential civilian uses of such resources that are lost. One […]

Julian Assange – Google Is Not What It Seems

Julian Assange – Google Is Not What It Seems

Via wikileaks.org By Julian Assange • In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department — and what that means for the future of the internet. WikiLeaks readers can obtain a 20 percent discount on the cover […]