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President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash

By Ron Paul ​By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up and send his national security team back to the drawing board […]

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Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?

by Ron Paul The nation’s attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences given to members of the Hammond ranching family. The Hammonds were accused of allowing fires set on their property […]

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Welfare Militarism & The Rise Of The Islamic State

by Chris Cantwell: That’s what US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said of the Iraqi military, in relation to their conflict with Islamic State forces. The Islamic State, sometimes referred to ISIS or ISIL, recently seized control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Iraqi forces fled the scene, despite outnumbering the enemy, and left behind a massive weapons cache […]

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The New Militarism: Who Profits?

Militarism and military spending are everywhere on the rise, as the new Cold War propaganda seems to be paying off. The new “threats” that are being hyped bring big profits to military contractors and the network of think tanks they pay to produce pro-war propaganda. Here are just a few examples: The German government announced […]

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