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Okinawa: Will the Pandemic Transform U.S. Military Bases?

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
demonstrators in Okinawa Japanese media reported 100 cases of COVID-19 among U.S. military personnel following “reports of troops taking part in parties in downtown areas and beaches around July 4 to celebrate Independence Day.”

Veterans Go to Washington: So What?

Nan Levinson TomDispatch
What, then, has been the actual influence of the military veterans now in Congress on this country's war policy?

The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

William J. Barber, Phyllis Bennis Foreign Policy in Focus
Thanks to years of hyper militarization, American police departments are recreating our global war zones here at home. With these weapons on our streets, our history of structural racism becomes that much deadlier.

Oppose Apartheid, Not Just Annexation

Chance Charley The Electronic Intifada
Paletinian woman at Isreali military checkpoint. Far from being an “aberration” from an otherwise “democratic” Israel, the annexation plan reveals the nature of the Israeli state itself – an entity founded on settler-colonial expansion and the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Amee Chew Jacobin
Police in Philippines told to shoot people during lockdown. Amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the US government is brokering a $2 billion arms sale to Rodrigo Duterte’s repressive regime. The sale would only pour further fuel on an already dire human rights catastrophe.
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