Category Archives: Militarization

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot And Killed By Snipe

Photo by International Solidarity Movement

VICE news is on the ground reporting from Gaza and Israel. Watch here. A video emerged Monday that is described as showing a Palestinian man repeatedly shot and ultimately killed by a sniper while he searched for his family in the devastated neighborhood of Shujaiyeh. The man, wearing a green shirt and black pants, was…more »

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Chris Hedges Speech About Gaza

Black-and-white photo: Clothes distribution at the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, 1972. By Kay Brennan, from the UNRWA photo archive.
Color photo: An Israeli soldier searches a Palestinian boy at a checkpoint in Hebron.
20 Nov., 2005, by Nayef Hashlamoun.

The Truth Please help spread the word.

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THE BOEING COMPANY The Boeing Company was listed in 2012 as the second biggest arms supplier worldwide. Israel has used F-15A fighter jets and Apache AH 64 helicopters provided by Boeing in attacks on Gaza. Headquartered in Chicago, the company also has important production facilities outside Seattle, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY…more »

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On Memorial Day, What We Choose To Remember And What We Forget

When Americans forget the stark realities of war, we do a disservice to our veterans, as well as victims whose lives were lost in U.S. military campaigns A Documentary: Fear Not the Path of Truth Ross Caputi’s film chronicles his time as a Marine in the 2nd siege of Fallujah, and investigates the legacy of…more »

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Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years

The droning sound of distopia coming. Photo by Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention. I’m talking about the coming obsolescence of the gun-wielding human infantryman as a weapon of…more »

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I Worked On The US Drone Program: The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

An Elbit Systems Hermes 450 drone. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many…more »

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November 2013 Update: US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

CIA drones destroyed part of a madrassa in Hangu district – the first strike outside Pakistan’s tribal areas. (Reuters/Syed Shah)

Monthly Updates on the Covert War Students gather at the site of a suspected U.S. drone strike on an Islamic seminary in Hangu district, bordering North Waziristan, November 21, 2013. The strike killed a senior member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network early on Thursday, Pakistani and Afghan sources said. Maulvi Ahmad Jan, an adviser to…more »

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Doctors Without Borders: Treat Syria Aid As Urgently As Chemical Weapons

Photo by AFP /Adem Altan
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A Plea for Caution From Russia

Image by Oliver Munday

MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were…more »

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NATO War Crimes: Depleted Uranium Found In Libya By Scientists

Photo by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya / Voltaire Network

In April 2011, a US Air Force Spokeswoman denied rumors that DU-loaded ammunition was being fired in Libya, but preferred not “to speculate on what may or may not be used in the future.” The future is now. The use of DU in Libya has been certified by a group of independent scientists on the…more »

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