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Friday Nite Videos | November 10, 2021

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Union Busting | John Oliver. The Real Charlie Chaplin | Trailer. Bernie Sanders: Why I’m Voting Against the Defense Spending Bill. Colin in Black and White | Trailer. AOC: "What Is So Hard About Saying That This Is Wrong?"

Biden Bends to the Nuclear Bureaucracy

Joe Cirincione Responsible Statecraft
A top-level Pentagon official has reportedly been dismissed for the crime of being skeptical about our nuclear weapons policies.

Israel and Its Allies’ Profit from Oppressing Palestinians

Alys Samson Estapé Transnationl Institute
Israel’s arms and security industry, an intrinsic part of the apartheid regime...is also shaping the coercive dimensions of states everywhere, bringing the politics and methodology of occupation to other countries and regimes.

Demilitarizing Our Democracy

Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung TomDispatch
arial view of Pentagon How the National Security State Has Come to Dominate a "Civilian" Government

A Washington Echo Chamber for a New Cold War

Cassandra Stimpson and Holly Zhang TomDispatch
demonstrator with protest sign A Rising China Lifts All Boats (Submarines, Aircraft Carriers, and Surface Ships), Not to Speak of Fighter Planes, in the Military-Industrial Complex.

The Pentagon Took Money for PPE and Bought Weapons

Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
sewing a mask The military says that the “health” of the defense industry is crucial to national security. But the CARES Act money was specifically allocated to protect the health of the people of this country — not the companies that build weapons.

Guns? Yes. Masks? No. And Gestapo in Portland.

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Only in the U.S.A. does a large section of the population think owning an assault weapon is a sacred right, but wearing a mask in a pandemic is a restriction on liberty.
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