Monday 17th of June 2024

have you seen a US senator who isn't on the american military machine payroll?....

The United Nations reports that we now have the highest number of violent conflicts since World War II. Against that backdrop, we have little anti-war action world-wide.

Professor Joan Roelofs’ eye-opening book The Trillion Dollar Silencer makes clear the reasons why there is so little pushback from people in the United States, the leading nation of arms-making and war-making. She makes a clear case that people are afraid to speak out because the merchants of death have become ubiquitous—every element of our society is beholden to the arms makers. 

An Earth Day Weekend celebration to mock the clever fools of the war machine produced a lot of grim fun in Syracuse, New York, on Friday, April 21st. A coalition of peace groups, including Upstate Drone Action, Veterans for Peace, Peace Action, UpState PaxChristi and Ithaca Catholic Worker, had already issued subpoenas to six merchants of death and their enablers in the Syracuse community to testify at the November 2023 Merchants of Death Tribunal.  

Now it was time to hear from the Syracuse area war-enablers themselves.

Speaking outside the federal building offices of Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a stand-in for Schumer, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, said: “Just imagine if we followed JFK’s call for disarmament and friendly relations with the Russians 60 years ago this June? We wouldn’t be the leaders we are now in weapons production and be able to try to kick ass around the world. Sure, we usually get our own asses kicked but, hey, a lot of people get rich in the process—it’s a capitalist country, no?

I love all of you and I have you in my thoughts and prayers when I vote for every weapons system and every war that keeps you safe.

 

READ MORE:

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/05/19/messing-with-the-merchants-of-death/

 

MAKE A DEAL PRONTO BEFORE THE SHIT HITS THE FAN:

 

 

NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

A MEMORANDUM OF NON-AGGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

EASY.

 

THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

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military ethics?.....

At the end of April, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, released an investigative report: “Pentagon Alchemy: How Defense Officials Pass Through the Revolving Door and Peddle Brass for Gold.”

It reveals, not surprisingly, that nearly 700 former high-ranking and other government officials now work at the top 20 defense contractors, and highlights the need to close the revolving door for ex-government and military officials hired to executive board and lobbyist positions at large defense contractors.

“When government officials cash in on their public service by lobbying, advising, or serving as board members and executives for the companies they used to regulate, it undermines public officials’ integrity and casts doubt on the fairness of government contracting,” Warren wrote. “This problem is especially concerning and pronounced in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States’ defense industry.”

To combat the situation, Senator Warren has introduced the Department of Defense Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act, which would “limit the influence of contractors on the military, constrain foreign influence on retired senior military officers, and assert greater transparency over contractors and their interaction with Department of Defense (DoD).”

 

READ MORE:

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/05/12/senate-report-nearly-700-former-high-ranking-pentagon-and-other-government-officials-now-work-at-the-top-20-defense-contractors/

 

READ FROM TOP.

 

 

NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

A MEMORANDUM OF NON-AGGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

EASY.

 

THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW....