Larry Wilkerson reflects on Veterans Day and meeting wounded soldiers thinking he helped put them in harm’s way for a war about oil and profits.
Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada are sold as days to honor soldiers who have died in war, but are far more about promoting militarism and the mythology that dying and killing in unjust wars is “patriotic“. This is a collection of episodes on profit and war.
Air Force drone analyst Daniel Hale exposed how the U.S. drone program is killing civilians and was sentenced to 45 months in prison. In a moving tribute, Daniel Ellsberg and Noam Chomsky say young people like Hale give them hope for the world.
Jason Call is running for Congress in Washington State District 2 against a longtime Democratic incumbent who receives support from Boeing and the fossil fuel industry. Boeing is the district’s largest employer.
Kagarlitsky responds to criticism he underestimates NATO provocations. He also analyzes the changing politics of Ukraine and growing anti-war feelings in Russia.
Tension and fear of the ‘other’ is very profitable for the rulings circles in the U.S., Russia and Ukraine. Prof. Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
James K. Galbraith discusses the shift of US capitalism from an industrial state to what he calls a predator state: a finance-led, military-centered corporate republic that continues to prevail. To overcome it, he lays out what is needed to focus on employment, stability and adjustments to rising resource costs. Lynn Fries interviews Galbraith on GPEnewsdocs.
Great powers, especially the Americans, believe prestige and “strategic power,” in other words a pissing match, is worth sending other people’s kids to die for. This is a fight between the oligarchs on all sides. They will all find ways to make money out of the tension, even if they are playing with nuclear fire. Paul Jay joins George Clark on his podcast By George (pt 1/3).
While climate change is an existential threat, the more immediate danger is nuclear war which would end human life on earth. Both must be averted. Andrew Cockburn joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news
More than effective weapons, geopolitics or national defense, profit and massive budgets drive U.S. military and nuclear weapons spending. Andrew Cockburn joins Paul Jay to discuss his new book “Spoils of War”.
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