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Bernie’s speech to Johns Hopkins…

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/10/rebuke-trumpian-division-and-authoritarianism-bernie-sanders-champions-unity-and For the Dept of Peace Chapters: “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

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Very interesting take on the Trumpmeister…

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/24/decline-american-empire-donald-trump/\ A couple quotes: Through a network of nearly 800 military bases located in 70 countries around the globe, in addition to an array of trade deals and alliances, the U.S. has cemented its influence for decades across both Europe

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Misc. pBDDiA resource material… March for Our Lives contact info…

For the Neocons-MIC chapters… Reflections on the Iraq travesty and failed US policy since 9/11… https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/26/death-and-impunity-iraq-fifteen-years-after/ A couple prescient quotes: The invasion of Iraq must, over time, be given its own specific criminal gravity. It sundered the Middle East, it

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American Military ops in Africa…

…these links are to various articles- some, most or all by Nick Turse, and they were aggregated initially in this article:https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/24/sen-lindsey-graham-didnt-know-about-niger-he-should-read-more-nick-turse-and July 12, 2012: America’s Shadow Wars in Africa April 14, 2014: Our Big, Fat, Not-So-Secret War in Africa September

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MIC article- very good, and some excellent resources, in addition to the author…

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/10/10/how-military-industrial-complex-preys-troops by William D. Hartung is the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011).

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Veterans for peace as key to any movement towards both peace and democracy…

veterans for peace and against the MIC shennanigans… https://www.ivaw.org/ http://www.vvaw.org/ https://www.ivaw.org/wintersoldier

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More mined from old e’s to me…

  Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II By William Blum http://books.google.com/books?id=-IbQvd13uToC&pg=PA7&dq=history+of+anti+communism+in+U.S.&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lgLFT9r_PPOw0AG3qO3FCg&ved=0CEQQuwUwAjiMAQ#v=onepage&q=history%20of%20anti%20communism%20in%20U.S.&f=false Joe from NY in a Krugman column comment puts it nicely: This is a financial crisis that resulted from allowing bankers to use financial

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For the major topic of US Foreign Policy since WW2, the MIC, and the Neocon Nutjobs…

…whose direct lineage is to The Truman Doctrine, although it’s perversely more corrupted and indefensible now than 70 years ago…http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/22/want-national-security-dismantle-war-machine Many more links in today’s commondreams… http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/09/23/how-pentagon-sank-us-russia-deal-syria-and-ceasefire  

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An excellent overview…

…not that anyone pays much attention:http://www.tomdispatch.com/ link to full article http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176106/tomgram%3A_alfred_mccoy%2C_washington%27s_twenty-first-century_opium_wars/#more As for that list of Washington’s accomplishments, it might be accurate to say that only one thing was “liberated” in Afghanistan over the last 14-plus years and that was,

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Drones and collateral damage…

http://commondreams.org/news/2015/12/11/despite-global-blowback-us-military-demanding-bigger-badder-drone-war http://airwars.org/civilian-casualty-claims/

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