Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget

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Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the request made when World BEYOND War and RootsAction.org asked 100 prominent people to sign an open letter to U.S. Senator Bernie […]

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

U.S. Bases in Okinawa Are a Threat to Freedom

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By David Swanson, Director, World BEYOND WarRemarks at Rally outside White House, January 7, 2019. There are a number of problems with the idea that maintaining and expanding giant military bases in other people’s countries protects freedom in the U.S. or in the occupied land. For one thing, the United States maintains these bases in […]

Commoditization = Deflation

Commoditization = Deflation

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Apple’s slumping sales growth in China re-energized discussions on the commoditization of smart phones: the basic idea is that once devices, services, goods, platforms, etc. are interchangeable and can be produced/generated anywhere, they are effectively commodities and their value declines accordingly. In the case of Apple’s iPhone, many observers see diminishing returns on the latest model’s features as the price point (around […]

Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

Sleeping With the Devil: How U.S. and Saudi Backing of Al Qaeda Led to 9/11

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Front row, from left: Major Gen. Hamid Gul, director general of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Willian Webster; Deputy Director for Operations Clair George; an ISI colonel; and senior CIA official, Milt Bearden at a Mujahideen training camp in North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in 1987. (source RAWA) Ronald Reagan meets […]

America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

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The U.S. Has Only Been At Peace For 21 Years Total Since Its Birth In 2011, Danios wrote:  Below, I have reproduced a year-by-year timeline of America’s wars, which reveals something quite interesting: since the United States was founded in 1776, she has been at war during 214 out of her 235 calendar years of existence.  In other words, there were […]