The Eisenhower Project has an animation listing some claims about U.S. militarism. This article documents those claims. “$6.4 trillion wasted since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project “Over 810,000 people killed in U.S. wars since 2001” Brown University’s Costs of War project “800 military bases in 70+ countries” Politico: Where in the World Is […]
Despite losing disastrously in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq, the U.S. is actively preparing for war with China, a technologically advanced nation with four times our population. And it’s planning to fight it in China’s own backyard: the South China Sea. Donald Trump ramped up the racist rhetoric against China (“Chinese virus” and “Kung Flu”). But […]
Forbes: The U.S. Air Force Just Admitted The F-35 Stealth Fighter Has Failed Salon: Even by Pentagon terms, this was a dud: The disastrous saga of the F-35 Esquire: This Country Is Spending $1.7 Trillion on Planes That Don’t Work “For that money, we could have cancelled American student loan debt. All of it.” Extreme […]
Click here for an interactive 3D visualization of U.S. military bases worldwide, using three.js. (Alternative location is here.) The visualization includes data from 1746 bases. About 700 of the base are in U.S. states and territories; the rest are on foreign soil. The data comes from public sources and is approximate; it does not cover […]
This is a 3d visualization of U.S. military bases worldwide. The data is approximate and does not cover all bases. Source of data: https://public.opendatasoft.com/explore/dataset/military-bases/export/ https://worldbeyondwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/basesabroad.xlsx https://worldbeyondwar.org/bases/ Suggestions for improvements?
The National Defense Authorization Act bill negotiated by Rep. Adam Smith and passed by the House Dec 11, 2019 (377 to 48) was an almost total sellout to the the MIC and the Republicans. The NY Times article House Passes $738 Billion Military Bill With Space Force and Parental Leave says: Mr. Trump appeared to […]
(Revised 2019-12-10) Democratic negotiators have agreed on a NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) that omits all or most of the progressive anti-war amendments they had proposed earlier this year. The version passed by the House of Representatives this summer had amendments for restricting participation in Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen, withdrawing the Authorization for Military […]
The Pentagon Budget ($700 billion) is about nine times the cost of college tuition for all students ($79 billion)” (source).
In the 1960s, anti-war music, rock music, and folk music transformed culture and helped bring an end to the Vietnam War. Nowadays, there seems to be too little popular music about social justice and peace. The costs of war are largely hidden from people. Films cover war mostly as entertainment. Soldiers are treated as heroes […]