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Encircling Empire: Report #19—Militainment

January 2, 2013 by


Encircling Empire Reports is a selection of essays, blog posts, and news reports covering a given time period, providing links and representative extracts or key passages from each resource, usually focusing on certain countries/continents and/or processes in each report. The focus of the reports ranges from imperialism discussed in broad strokes, to specific facets of […]

The Fall of the American Wall: Tunisia, Egypt, and Beyond

January 28, 2011 by


On 20 January 2009, this is what an instrument of American pacification stated on his entry into office: To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to […]

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence, 04 April 1967

January 17, 2011 by


By Rev. Martin Luther King 4 April 1967 Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice. I join with […]

Anthropology, Secrecy, and Wikileaks

December 24, 2010 by


[This is the third and final article in a series of three about Wikileaks. The first was “The Wikileaks Revolution” that led to a parallel article published in CounterPunch. The second one was "Wikileaks and the Moral Dualism of the U.S. State Department."] “I,______, in the Presence of the Mighty Ones, do of my own free […]

Just Released: The New Imperialism, Vol. 1: Militarism, Humanism, and Occupation

November 24, 2010 by


The New Imperialism is the title of an annual seminar which I offer at Concordia University to advanced undergraduates. It is an unusual course, and given the content of past student evaluations, one that is extremely popular with participants who unanimously rated it as excellent on all levels. Part of the reason might be that there […]

Militarism’s Tea Party

November 7, 2010 by


Adding far more detail to what was discussed in the last post, “Justifying Corporate Welfare for the Military: What the Logic Sounds Like,” the following is Hugh Gusterson‘s article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published 29 October 2010. An open letter to the Tea Party BY HUGH GUSTERSON | 29 OCTOBER 2010 Congratulations […]

Justifying Corporate Welfare for the Military: What the Logic Sounds Like

November 6, 2010 by


Now that Obama has handed victory to a slew of pro-war Republicans, having betrayed and abandoned the grassroots anti-war left that helped bring him to power, this is what Americans get as a reward for their wishes for fiscal responsibility and small government: the presumptive new chairman of the House Armed Services committee, Representative Buck McKeon […]

Wikileaks’ Iraq War Logs: On War News Radio

October 31, 2010 by


Yesterday, War News Radio presented its radio report, Leaked, about the difficulties of media reporting on the Iraq War Logs, and then speaking with media critics about Wikileaks. The report was produced by Sam Hirshman and Anjali Cadambi have the story. It is an effective summary, about six minutes in length, that you can hear/download from […]


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