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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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For the “NeoCons Deconstructed” Chapters…

An excellent piece by Nadia Prupis on what has happened since their (the NeoCon chickenhawk NutJobs) misguided “war of opportunity”, or pre-emptive war, or “war because we can finally do it and get away with it and no one can

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For the “Neocon Nutjob” Chapters…

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/10/did-george-w-bush-do-all-he-could-to-prevent-911/411175/ With possibly the best quote coming in its conclusion: When Donald Trump hurls insults at his opponents, respectable people generally roll their eyes. But it is precisely Trump’s refusal to be respectable that helps him spark debates that elites

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