The US Is Addicted to War

William J. Astore – TomDispatch.com. When you define something as war, violence becomes the only means War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic,… Continue Reading

NATO Ups the Ante in the Ukraine Crisis

James Carden – The Nation NATO defense ministers, meeting in Brussels this week, rushed headlong into a new and potentially more dangerous cold war with Russia by taking the unprecedented decision to station men and matériel directly on Russia’s western… Continue Reading

Militarism’s Hostages

By John Scales Avery* 25 June 2015 – Do our Defense Departments really defend us? Absolutely not! Their very title is a lie. The military-industrial complex sells itself by claiming to defend civilians. It justifies vast and crippling budgets by… Continue Reading

A moonshot to save a warming planet

Martin Wolf – Financial Times Improved technology might end our dependence on the burning of fossil fuels Every silver lining has a cloud. The technologies that offer human beings comforts and opportunities that would have been unimaginable two centuries ago… Continue Reading

Corporate Interests Dominate Lobbying With EU Policy-Makers

By Sean Buchanan LONDON, Jun 24 2015 (IPS) – The overwhelming majority of lobby meetings held by European Commissioners and their closest advisors are with representatives of corporate interests, according to an analysis published Jun. 24 by Transparency International (TI).

TPP Versus NAFTA

Paul Krugman – The New York Times Many people — myself included — thought that TPP would, in the end, follow the model of NAFTA: a Democratic president would push the agreement through Congress, but the bulk of the votes… Continue Reading