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Category Archives: Military-Industrial Complex

The Merchants of Fear: Israel’s Profiting from Homeland Insecurity

By Maidhc Ó Cathail In the wake of the weird Christmas Day “underwear bomber” incident on Northwest Flight 253, former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff, as if on cue, was … Continue reading

20 January, 2010 · Leave a comment

Robot wars: a 'killer' application

With unmanned, remote-controlled drones increasingly in use from Pakistan to Palestine, as well as Iraq and Afghanistan, we are grimly reminded about the latest lethal machines from the high-tech military-industry … Continue reading

6 November, 2009 · 3 Comments

Iraq, AfPak, beyond: the global cost of war

While the toxic phrase “war on terror” has fallen out of use, the destructive effects continue amid increases in military spending against an economic downturn, making for a recession-proof weapons … Continue reading

21 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Rabbi Lerner and Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on AIPAC’s influence

As the much anticipated book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by Walt and Mearsheimer is released this month, the liberal Jewish-spiritual progressive magazine Tikkun has its current issue … Continue reading

16 September, 2007 · 8 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"