Israel’s global military and security reach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxzi_2WOBM Jeff Halper Founder Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions Author of War Against the People, Pluto Press 2015 Talks about Israel: A regional military power with ever and increasing global reach Summer 2016 How embedding security and military 'niche-filling'  permits ongoing occupation and delivers Israel global influence Palestine: an occupied nation turned into a 'military-security testing laboratory' Israel: NATO, The EU, … Continue reading Israel’s global military and security reach

William Hartung at Code Pink Conference

WILLIAM HARTUNG: Well, if you're gonna say all those things, I should just stop there. I've had a long experience dealing with these companies. There was a time when they didn't know who I was and they said all kinds of interesting things, but of course now they hate me. But one thing about them, … Continue reading William Hartung at Code Pink Conference

The Costs of War Project: Global Map of War on Terror

And it's a tale that's not over yet.  Not by a long shot.  As a start, in the Trump era, the longest war in American history, the one in Afghanistan, is only getting longer.  There are those U.S. troop levels on the rise; those air strikes ramping up; the Taliban in control of significant sections of the country; an Islamic State-branded … Continue reading The Costs of War Project: Global Map of War on Terror

Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era

After authorising the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles (each costing around $1.5 million) at a Syrian airbase with no apparent consequential strategic purpose and diminishing none of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability, the maker of the Tomahawk missiles, Raytheon's stock rose sharply, adding more than $1 billion to its market capitalisation. Other missile and … Continue reading Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era

Approaching the $2 trillion redline

During the 1980s, the Cold War and the global nuclear arms race propelled total military spending in the world higher than ever before. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the idea of the "peace dividend" got hold and for a short while, it did indeed look like that was where the world was going … Continue reading Approaching the $2 trillion redline