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Military “pivot” in the Pacific, “Shadow wars” in Africa, “Lily Pads” and Drones

July 31, 2012  

Last year, U.S. Congress required that a study of the basing options be done before any further funding for the Guam military buildup would be authorized.  The Center for Strategic and International... 

U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

June 14, 2012  

In an eye-opening expose of the secret military base/operations network in Africa, the Washington Post reported “U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa” (June 13, 2012): The... 

Searching for answers and accountability in recent military aircraft crashes

May 14, 2012  

In April 9, 2010, an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed in Afghanistan killing four people. Almost two years to the day after the crash in Afghanistan, the AP reported “Two U.S. troops die in helicopter... 

Did the Pentagon Help Strangle the Arab Spring?

December 13, 2011  

Nick Turse wrote a great article exposing U.S. military aid to repressive governments in Africa and the Middle East where some “Arab Spring” protests have been crushed by violence: As the Arab... 

Secret drone bases multiply in Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean as base cuts considered

September 24, 2011  

The Washington Post published an eye-opening report on the United States’ rapidly expanding network of secret drone bases in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and even the Indian Ocean: The Obama administration... 

Critical perspectives on the U.S.-led NATO war on Libya

September 2, 2011  

The western media has hyped the rebels’ “victory” in the war in Libya.  But it’s impossible to know what is really going on if you only get the mainstream media.  Reports are... 

10 lawmakers sue Obama over unauthorized military operations in Libya

June 16, 2011  

The AP reports that a bipartisan group of ten members of congress are is suing President Barack Obama and  Secretary of Defense Robert Gates for taking military action against Libya without war authorization... 

The African ‘Star Wars’; Are We Still on an Imperial Planet?

May 1, 2011  

Helpful analysis about events in Africa and the U.S. anxiety about China. First from Asia Times reporter Pepe Escobar writing an op ed for Al Jazeera. The second article “China as Number One?”... 

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, “The Butterfly and the Boiling Point – Charting the Wild Winds of Change in 2011″

April 21, 2011  

Rebecca Solnit a San Francisco Bay Area activist, artist, geographer and contributor to TomDispatch wrote a beautiful and hopeful article analyzing the wave of uprisings and revolutionary unrest sweeping... 

Demilitarization as Rehumanization

April 19, 2011  

In an article in Left Turn magazine, Clare Bayard has beautifully reframed the issues for the peace / anti-war movement.  Demilitarization is about challenging the infrastructure and ideology that make... 

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