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There is No Such Thing as a Green War

Eleanor Goldfield Roar Magazine
The military industrial complex is a major contributor to climate change — this calls for a merger of anti-war, climate and refugee solidarity movements.

The Pentagon’s Bottomless Money Pit

Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone
When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion annual budget go?

Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War

Abigail Fielding-Smith , Crofton Black The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The world has since got so used to companies taking over what were long functions of the state that the Trump administration is now considering handing over the Afghan war to them.
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