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Combat Proven: The Booming Business of War in Israel
Kane, Alex
Article
2015
The Intercept
Arms fairs in Israel showcase the latest products the profitable Israeli weapons industry manufactures - and the demos are the perfect place to show those products off.
Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
Becker, Markus
Article
2014
DerSpiegel
Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech w...
Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
Conger, Kate; Cameron, Dell
Article
2018
Gizmodo Media Group
Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the...
A Hollowed-Out Keynesian Warfare State
American Democracy Today and Historically
Goldner, Loren
Article
2003
The Democratic Party today is a party of corporate lawyers. Forty years ago, it was still rooted in local urban political machines and in the unions. A similar gap has arisen between the business elit...
Kill Anything That Moves
The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Metropolitan Books
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Lurching to War
Introduction to the October 15, 2016 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2016
Connexions
Capitalism hates competition, and the U.S., the world's dominant capitalist power, has never tolerated competitors, rivals, or leaders who dare to put their own country ahead of U.S. interests.
Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
Ditz, Jason
Article
2014
Antiwar.com
From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there was a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted th...
Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
Article
2007
The Guardian Weekly
Contracted mercenaries now outnumber American troops in Iraq. These contractors are immune to prosecution for any wrongdoing in Iraq thanks to provisional laws that came into effect after the invasion...
MoD staff and thousands of military officers join arms firms
Guardian research in the aftermath of the 'jobs for generals' scandal shows extent of links between MoD and private sector
Hopkins, Nick; Evans, Rob; Norton-Taylor, Richard
Article
2012
The Guardian
Conflicts of interests are brought to light as senior military personnel depart the military and transition into the private sector side of the military industrial complex.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
Arms Trade
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Connexions
Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature ...
Surveillance Capitalism
Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age
Foster, John Bellamy; McChesney, Robert W.
Article
2014
Monthly Review
A massive corporate sales effort and military-industrial complex constituted the two main surplus-absorption mechanisms in the U.S. economy in the first quarter-century after the Second World War, fol...
Tainted politics of a nuclear umbrella
Monbiot, George
Article
2008
Guardian Weekly
A review of the US Pentagon's Missile Defence program since its incepton in 1946.
Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
Street, Paul
Article
2017
CounterPunch
American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlyi...
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
TomDispatch.com
When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial...
What If ObamaCare was a Fighter Jet?
Prospering Through Failure
Sottile, JP
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Like the comically bad roll-out of the Affordable Care Act’s website, the long-delayed and often-rejiggered F-35 program is a costly disaster rife with technological snafus, software problems and repe...

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Polemics and Prophecies 1967-1970
Stone, I.F.
Book
1972
An anthology of I.F. Stone's articles from 1967 - 1970.
Press for Conversion #49
October 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
Obviously the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with either finding "weapons of mass destruction" or fighting terrorism. These were just the phoney pretexts that U.S. and British warplanners used to ...
Press for Conversion #50
January 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
This issue contains original research revealing that U.S. war planners have repeatedly used elaborate webs of deceit to con the public into rallying behind major wars whose real purposes involved buil...
Press for Conversion #52
October 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
This issue is filled with detailed analysis of the many ways in which the Canadian government and corporations are deeply embedded in the U.S. “war machine.”
Press for Conversion #55
December 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
"Missile defense" is a deceptive term -- it is a linguistic shield to protect the military-industrial complex (and political allies) from public attack. The term disguises their plan to put weapons in...

Media

Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.


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