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

How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?

How Many Damn Fucking Times Do I Have to Explain This? by Arthur Sibler Once Upon a Time... edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Please give your serious consideration to my profoundly upsetting personal dilemma. I am basically a serene, tranquil soul, trying my utmost best to navigate successfully (and serenely, and tranquilly) through … Continue reading How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?

United States Special Operations Command Publishes New Guide to Overthrowing Foreign Governments

by Tom O'Connor Newsweek edited by O Society May 16, 2019 The official school of the United States' Special Operations Command published a new paper detailing a decades-long history of Pentagon-backed interference around the world, hoping to provide insight on how best to approach such efforts in the present and future. The 250-page study, "Support to … Continue reading United States Special Operations Command Publishes New Guide to Overthrowing Foreign Governments

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

A Farewell to Arms Control

by John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus   edited by O Society May 5, 2019 My first trip to Washington, DC to do something other than protest on the streets was to interview for a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, which brings young people to the nation’s capital to work on arms control and disarmament. It … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms Control