Militarism & Democracy

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After Pakistan's Election: Against The Current vol. 133
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2008
Throughout Pakistan the massive anti-Musharraf vote on 18 February, 2008 spoke volumes: We do not like the military dictatorship; we want Musharraf out.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Echo Platoon
Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarah
Article
2009
Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from...
The Great Class War: 1914-1918
Pauwels, Jacques R.
Book
2016
In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war ...
Insouciant Americans: Blinding Hypocrisy
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Hypocrisy in America is now so commonplace it is no longer noticed.
An Interview with Tanya Reinhart: The Roadmap to Nowhere
Hazan, Eric
Article
2006
Persistent struggle can have an effect, and can lead governments to act. Such struggle begins with the Palestinian people, who have withstood years of brutal oppression, and who, through their spirit ...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
Book
2005
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
Luxemburg, Rosa - Writings - Index
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
Writings of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919).
Military Inc: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy
Siddiqa, Ayesha
Book
2007
Ayesha Siddiqa probes into the Pakistani military's long and troubling relationship with corporate giants, and its disastrous effects on the development of a healthy democracy and civil society.
A Military Resister and Conscientious Objector: Against The Current vol. 116
Finkel, David
Article
2005
ATC Interviews Camilo Mejia. Sgt. Camilo Mejia, the first active-duty U.S. military resister to be imprisoned for refusing re-deployment to Iraq, spoke at a Detroit antiwar rally Friday, March 18, the...
The New Military Humanism: Lessons from Kosovo
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Was the war over Kosovo really a multi-national effort waged solely for humanitarian reasons? Or was it the establishment of a new world order headed by self-proclaimed "enlightened states" with enoug...
Obama's Afghanistan War: Morally Wrong, or Incompetently Waged?
Spritzler, John
Article
2009
For our rulers, the point of a war is to make us Americans feel the way only a war can--determined to prevail over a dangerous foreign enemy by supporting our leaders when we would otherwise oppose th...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017: Disobedience
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once pe...
Peace Utopias
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1911
What is our task in the question of peace? It does not consist merely in vigorously demonstrating at all times the love of peace of the Social Democrats; but first and foremost our task is to make cle...
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Sons and mothers vs. sacred cows
Abramovitch, Dorit
Article
2001
A growing movement to refuse to serve in the Israeli military and especially in the occupied territories.
The Thrust Toward Opacity: Shh! It's a Secret!
Glickman Gene
Article
2013
Lately we’ve been bombarded by Secrets. We don’t know many of the details, but we do know of their existence, at least some of them. Let’s turn briefly to some specifics, first in the area of intellig...
Trump appeals to the military against the press and the courts
Grey, Barry
Article
2017
Examining recent remarks by Donald Trump suggesting a presidential and military alliance in opposition to the press and the court system, and the broader impacts of this position.
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
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...
War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Book
2015
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
War Is Peace
Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2009
Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of ...
A War on Wikileaks?: Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
Forte, Maximillian C.
Article
2010
If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants t...
The Warfare State
Cook, Fred J.
Book
1964
West Bank land belongs to Jews says Israeli judge
Rapoport, Meron
Article
2009
Major Adrian Agassi is a senior Israeli judge who first served in the legal department that oversaw the confiscation of land in the West Bank to build Jewish settlements and was then appointed to the ...
What If ObamaCare was a Fighter Jet?: Prospering Through Failure
Sottile, JP
Article
2013
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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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
New Profile
A movement for the civil-ization of Israeli society. We, a group of feminist women and men, are convinced that we need not live in a soldiers' state. Today, Israel is capable of a determined peace po...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...

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Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
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...

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