"Globalization" has finally come to the military. This means massive downsizing, even more privatization, the slashing of health benefits for soldiers, and a major push in the direction of drone based warfare.
In mid 2011 a “supercommittee” of Democrats and Republicans was formed with the task of developing a plan to cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years. The Budget Control Act stipulated that if the committee failed to reach such a plan, across the board spending cuts would be made in every sector, including defense.
A brief account of soldiers affiliated to Chicago's Four Star Anarchist Organization attempts to organize within the military and avoid being shipped off to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Recently, two members of FSAO were interviewed and published describing their experiences as war resistors on active military duty at Ft. Polk Lousiana 2004-2005.
The interview was published at
An anonymous group has subverted security at Shannon airport in Ireland, and damaged an American military aeroplane. They have issued a communique outlining their actions, which is reproduced here.
An unnamed group has claimed responsibility for subverting security at Shannon Airport, and damaging an American military warplane. The Irish police and airport authorities are baffled as to how the operation was carried out.
Extensive analysis of the capitalist world system, inter-imperialst rivalries and war in the current epoch from a 'bordigist' perspective written in 2001.
[i]Let’s see which kind of a war would be the USA’s possible next one, whereby huge military credits are approved and far away countries are given orders and strategic dictates. It’s not only a conjectural war because it is already happening as a close continuation of the two world wars.
A leaflet which Mouvement Communiste produced immediately after the “9/11” attacks in 2001. Posted just in time for the tenth anniversary!
“Late Sunday night local time, two U.S. helicopters from Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and carrying Team Six SEALs flew in low from Afghanistan… The raid began on the smaller of two buildings in [Bin Laden's] compound, where [Bin Laden's] couriers were believed to live. The raid then moved to the larger three-story building.
“Two Bin Laden couriers were killed, as was Osama Bin Laden’s son Khalid and a woman. Two women were injured. Children were present in the compound but were not harmed. U.S. officials said that bin Laden was asked to surrender but did not. He was shot in the head and then shot again to make sure he was dead.”
- ABC News
Noam Chomsky expands on his controversial article discussing the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.
After the assassination of bin Laden I received such a deluge of requests for comment that I was unable to respond individually, and on May 4 and later I sent an unedited form response instead, not intending for it to be posted, and expecting to write it up more fully and carefully later on. But it was posted, then circulated.
A US federal Judge dismissed a complaint Wednesday (9/29) brought by the families of two Guantánamo prisoners that alleged that the circumstances surrounding the men's deaths had been covered up when they were declared suicides by the Pentagon in June of 2006. Read the full article at http://tiresiasspeaks.wordpress.com/us-judge-dismisses-hearing-into-guantanamo-suicides/
BM Combustion explores the Gulf War, September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan, and their relation to daily life.
Horror Yesterday, Horror Today, Horror Tomorrow
Another day, another war looming, another anti-war leaflet.
Red and Black Notes editorial, looking at the results of the aftermath of the September 11 World Trade Centre attacks and the war in Afghanistan.
Days Like These
In a macabre co-incidence, at the same time as officials in New York announced the death toll in the destruction of the World Trade Center towers had dipped below 3,000, news sources around the world were announcing that casualties in Afghanistan had exceeded 4,000. For those who had invoked the rational of "an eye for an eye," the score ought to have been settled and then some.