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America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
Venezuela President MaAduro speaking “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Venezuela.”

Stop the Construction of U.S. Military Base in Henoko!

Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases
The airstrip will endanger the people, despoil a pristine environment and destroy endangered sea life, including the last few dugong (a marine mammal related to the manatee)...

Outsourcing the Occupation

Rod Such The Electronic Intifada
book cover Shir Hever’s "The Privatization of Israeli Security" is a study of the emergence of private military-security companies that began in Israel in the 1990s and continues today.

George Herbert Walker Bush and the Myth of the 'Good' Gulf War

Nora Eisenberg AlterNet
This draws on articles about the 1991 Gulf War the author wrote which drew on the writer's extensive research for her 2008 novel, "When You Come Home" (Curbstone)-- which chronicles the lives of young veterans returning home from Desert Storm.

America’s Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost $5.9 Trillion

William D. Hartung The Nation
240,000 civilian deaths and 21 million more have been displaced. And yet a congressional commission is urging yet more money for a bloated Pentagon. We should be spending less time figuring out how to fight wars, and how to forge partnerships...
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