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Too Few Are Looking at the Growing Civilian-Military Divide in the US

Lawrence Wilkerson Lobe Log
U.S. soldier exits a helicopter. President Trump says he is against endless wars, but his actions prove otherwise. So, while the best way to smooth over the dangerous civil-military divide is to end the US’ imperial wars, such an end is nowhere in sight and the divide is growing.

November 11: Remembering the Tragedy and Legacy of World War 1

H Patricia Hynes Portside
troops from WW1 in a trench As a country, the US has moved from being a reluctant, late entrant into World War 1 to being the premier merchant of death in weapons sales and premier militarist nation, engaged in a perpetual state of war waged from an empire of military bases.

Reclaim Armistice Day!

United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace United for Justice and Peace & Veterans for Peace
November 11 was proclaimed Armistice Day after World War I. But during the Korean War, the Congress rebranded it “Veterans Day” and turned the meaning on its head.

Tidbits - Nov. 7, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Answer to Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; and more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Targets Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; Resources; Announcements; and more

Army Recruitment Now Based on Student Debt

Courage to Resist Courage to Resist
high school students performing exercises The head of Army Recruiting Command, stated that discussion of the endless wars and potential outcomes “was not really part of the discussion” recruiters are having with high schoolers. Recruiters' new niche: the national student debt crisis.

Once an Air Force Base …

Pat Elder World Beyond War
old photo of entrance to abandoned air base in California Lethal contamination at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California threatens human health 35 years after the base closed.
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