One of the American institutions most alert to the threat of global warming is the military. The Pentagon has issued several reports stating that the greatest threat to U.S. national security is climate change. Ironically, the military itself is the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.
The Department of Defense devours about 330,000 barrels of oil . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: The U.S. military’s war on the environment
The American Republican Party is a major obstacle to the United States acting responsibly on climate change. In the manner of our federal government, they do not allow science to interfere with their dogma. But while they have little use for science, they are great admirers of the military, so is it possible they will . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Will Republicans believe their military on climate change?
The kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad, also known by the Hausa name Boko Haram, happened over a month ago. By now a percentage of these girls are likely dispersed… transported across the porous Nigerian border into Chad, Cameroon and Niger where Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and other . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Hashtag hypocrisy: #on the other hand my husband orders drone strikes that have killed hundreds of kids
Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman unpacks ”The Invisible War” a new documentary that examines the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the U.S. military. She speaks to Trina McDonald and Kori Cioca, two subjects of the film, and the film’s Academy Award-nominated director, Kirby Dick. A recent military survey shows that “the number of reported violent . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Invisible War: Rape, Sexual Assault Epidemic in U.S. Military (VIDEO)
The U.S. has long condemned the use of the “double tap” in terror attacks. This is a follow-up explosion that kills or injures rescuers, security and medical personnel and civilians who crowd to the scene of the original bombing. The double tap also includes the targeting of mourners attending funerals for victims of the . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Drone strikes: civilian casualties much higher than claimed