The Real News Network sits down with Retired Auto Workers to discuss the state of the economy and fiscal policy. 4 part video series:
Military expansion under Obama Administration:
"Miriam Pemberton: US government spending $100 B annually to maintain 1000 foreign military bases 1000 military sites in 130 countries constitutes empire."
This is money that could be spent on projects which uplift, rather than oppress. Money that could be spent on lasting and sustainable economic benefit, instead it goes toward militarism, violence, tyranny, and destruction.
Occupation and empire are harmful. There is another way: a way of truth and peace and justice, sovereignty, and dignity.
[Disclaimer: In the past, some have questioned if I am for or, against soldiers or military personnel. Therefore I will unequivocally state that I am for the interests of U.S. Military Personnel. I believe that every human being deserves to be happy, and to live a happy life - including, but certainly in no way limited to, US military personnel. I believe that every person should have reasonable opportunity for meaningful, significant, and nonviolent work - and economic opportunity.
By stopping our empire, we can actually lift each other up. We can find constructive, productive, lasting, sustainable and nonviolent endeavors to engage in - rather than the destructive, divisive, acrimonious and degrading policies and practices of military and economic conquest and hegemony.]
Beni Raz is not a typical settler - he wants to leave, and has founded a movement to make it easier. But this has made him a pariah in his community
F William Engdahl: Mass action in the streets by millions of people needed to force policies to face crisis ... demand bank nationalization and cuts in military spending
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron." - Dwight David Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
description: Gore Vidal, Ray McGovern, Lawrence Wilkerson and Antonia Juhasz. The legendary author discusses his thesis on the construction of the national security state and a retired CIA officer responds. 2 additional interviews provide in-depth analysis from inside the halls of power.