Military-Industrial Complex

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Capitalism and Theory
Kidron, Michael
Book
1974
About the permanent arms economy, the latest phase of capitalism.
The Case for Staying in Iraq: Against The Current vol. 122
Baldock, Kate
Article
2006
I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will...
Combat Proven: The Booming Business of War in Israel
Kane, Alex
Article
2015
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
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...
Globalization vs. Empire: Can Trump Contain the Growing Split?
Rosen, David
Article
2017
A brief history of US policy supporting globalization and the growing divide it has created between US hegemony and global capitalism, and criticism of the Trump administrations capability to deal wit...
Globocops The powerful unplugged Nuclear commander drops the bomb: New Internationalist December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Discusses international law and who is responsible. Also looks into the peacekeepers, where they are most needed and a look into modern warfare.
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 ...
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
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...
Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
Ditz, Jason
Article
2014
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...
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...
The Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
Putting the Arms Industry on Trial
Douglas, Sean
Article
2014
Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK.
Surveillance Capitalism: Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age
Foster, John Bellamy; McChesney, Robert W.
Article
2014
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...
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
Street, Paul
Article
2017
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...
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
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 Colleges: The Politics of Militarization and Corporatization in Higher Education
Girous, Henry
Article
2011
One consequence of the increasing militarization of American society can be seen in changes that have taken place in public and higher education. Schools have become the testing grounds for new modes ...
The Warfare State
Cook, Fred J.
Book
1964
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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Antiwar.com
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
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 ...

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Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
2007
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
2012
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.)
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...
Tainted politics of a nuclear umbrella
Monbiot, George
2008
A review of the US Pentagon's Missile Defence program since its incepton in 1946.

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Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Article
2009
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...