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The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.

Pentagon

Despite the uproar over reductions to defense funding, less than 1 percent of the Pentagon's beefy $550 billion budget will be cut this year. 

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Obama's plan for global war uses a variety of extra-legal methods including drones, civilian and proxy fighters, and cyber warfare. 

Blogs

Looking back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 26, 2011

Obama and the GOP seem poised to agree on big cuts in Pentagon spending.

July 22, 2011

Cynicism abounds as House refuses to authorize the Libya mission but also refuses to defund it. This is John Boehner’s managed chaos; it serves Obama and the military-industrial complex but fails the Constitution.

June 24, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

Proposing a mere $400 billion in defense cuts over the next decade or so just doesn’t cut it.

April 15, 2011

London is peddling weapons to Egypt's military. Already.

February 21, 2011

A coalition of liberals, antiwar activists, Tea Party types and deficit hawks are getting out the axe for the Pentagon's bloated budget.

February 16, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

If we can't find a way to pay living wages for kindergarten teachers, who are we?

August 3, 2010

Why resuming ties with Indonesia's special forces, Kopassus, ain't such a hot idea.

July 23, 2010