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The ABC of Communism
Bukharin, Preobrazhensky; (edited by Carr, E. H.)
Book
1920
Written as a commentary on the Bolshevik Party program, combining a vision of communist society with a program for practical action.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Breaking Ranks
Everett, Melissa
Book
1989
The riveting inside account of men who have emerged from fulfilling, respected, and often lucrative and influential jobs in the military-industrial complex to work for peace. Based on extensive interv...
The Case for Socialism
Maass, Alan
Book
2005
An argument for socialism: a society built from the bottom up through the struggles of ordinary people against exploitation, oppression, and injustice -- one in which people come before profit. A soci...
The Case for Staying in Iraq: Against The Current vol. 122
Baldock, Kate
Article
2006
I don't support an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, because I think it would probably make an already bad situation much worse. Of course, there's no guarantee that continuing the occupation will...
Neil Chacker, 1942-2004: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
During the Vietnam war, one Colonel Reberry at Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a threatening notice forbidding the distribution of material that would promote "disloyalty and discontent." A response s...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Comparison of military strength of Israel and the Palestinians
Article
2009
As the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has once again flared up following Israel's ongoing air and ground assault on the Gaza Strip, the IMEU presents a comparison of Israeli and Palestin...
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire
McCoy, Alfred
Article
2010
The demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines. If Washington is dreaming of 2040 or 2050 as the end of the American Century, a more realisti...
Democracy in the British Army
Orwell, George
Article
1939
Echo Platoon
Jamail, Dahr; Lazare, Sarah
Article
2009
Echo and other platoons like it are grim yardsticks for measuring the desperation in which a military under immense strain is now operating. Looking up at that military from Echo's airless limbo, from...
Egypt: Death throes of a dictatorship
Fisk, Robert
Article
2011
Fisk joins protesters atop a Cairo tank as the army shows signs of backing the people against Mubarak's regime.
Fragging: Connexipedia Article
Article
The assassination of an unpopular officer by members of his own unit.
"Fragging" and "Combat Refusals" in Vietnam
Article
The US Army itself does not know exactly how many...officers were murdered. But they know at least 600 were murdered, and then they have another 1400 that died mysteriously. Consequently by early 1970...
Gaza, The World's Largest Outdoor Prison: Against The Current vol. 134
Currie, Kristine
Article
2008
Sara Roy couldn't have predicted the deterioration of Gaza since the 2005 unilateral pullout of Israeli occupation forces and settlers any more effectively than in her book Failing Peace: Gaza and the...
Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War
Article
1949
Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Adopted on 12 August 1949 by the Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of International Conventions for the Prote...
How to Resist Collection: Or Make the Most of Collection When it Occurs
Article
1995
A practical guide for resistance to tax collection in the United States, as a statement of ethical opposition to the government's advocacy of immoral war.
Interview with Gilbert Achcar: Against The Current vol. 122
Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
On the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Susan Weissman interviewed Gilbert Achcar for her program, "Beneath the Surface," on KPFK, Pacifica radio in Los Angeles. In the following excerpt, A...
The Invisible War
Dick, Kirby
Film/Video
2012
An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.
Israeli Military Resisters' Tour Hits New York City
Kane, Alex
Article
2009
A 19-year-old Israeli military resister explains why she refused to join the Israel Defense Forces.
Israeli refusers follow South African footsteps in the struggle against apartheid
Vardi, Sahar
Article
2009
Shministim are conscientious objectors. We are Israeli high-school graduates who refuse conscription into the military, and are repeatedly imprisoned as a result. We will not take part of the occupati...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume 5: War & Revolution
Draper, Hal; Haberkern, E.
Book
2005
The subject of this volume is Marx and Engels' views on the relation between war and revolution. Its thesis is that, over the course of decades, their views on this question changed -- evolved is a be...
The Kill Team
Krauss, Daniel
Film
2013
An account of the aftermath of one American soldier's decision to turn whistleblower after his involvment in the Maywand District murders during the War in Afghanistan.
The Lessons of Lebanon: Against The Current vol. 124
Avnery, Uri
Article
2006
So what has happened to the Israeli army? This question is now being raised not only around the world, but also in Israel itself. Clearly, there is a huge gap between the army's boastful arrogance, on...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 20: Marx and Engels 1864- 1868
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Prussian Military Question and the (German Workers' Party), and Value, Price and Profit, and articles and Reviews written in connection with the publication of Volume One of Capital.
Military Ethics in Society
Swift, Richard
Article
1978
This paper is part of a kit on "militarism" which is to be published soon by Project Ploughshares. It begins by outlining the traditional role of the military, namely, that of defending society agains...
No Classes for Torture! Protests Escalate Against "School of the Americas": Against The Current vol. 82
Schenk, Anne
Article
1999
Spurred by an enormous and unexpected victory in Congress, thousands of protesters will gather later this year at the gates of Fort Benning, GA to demand the closure of the U.S. Army School of the Ame...
No One Else Will Stop The Killing
Ferner, Mike
Article
2009
Because we personally understand what war truly means, we have written, called and demonstrated repeatedly for an end to the killing in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
The Pentagon's Secrecy Syndrome
Furth, Pauline
Article
1997
After years of duplicity, denial, and cover-up the Pentagon has had to admit that U.S. troops suffered exposure to chemicals and gases following the Iraqi war. Yet even in the face of TV coverage, Con...
The Philippines under fire: New Internationalist March 1990
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990
An investigation into the political and cultural life of the Philippines, told in the form of a travelogue. The stories of ordinary people are interspersed with historical detail and analysis of the c...
Portugal: The Impossible Revolution?
Mailer, Phil,
Book
1977
The story of what happened in Portugal between April 25, 1974 and November 25, 1975, as seen and felt by a deeply committed participant.
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
Timerman, Jacobo
Book
1991
The story of Timmerman's 30 months as a political prisoner under the Argentine dictatorship in the 1970s.
The Profits of War: Planning to Bomb Iran: Against The Current vol. 125
Hossein-zadeh, Ismael
Article
2006
It is no longer a secret that the Bush administration has been methodically paving the way toward a bombing strike against Iran. The administration’s plans of an aerial military attack against that co...
Quelling The People: The Military Suppression of The Beijing Democracy Movement
Brook, Timothy
Book
1992
The author examines what happened on June 3, 1989 when students protested in Tiananmen Square.
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror
McCoy, Alfred
Book
2006
Chronicles the US government's use of terror as a political instrument
Radical Democracy
Lummis, C. Douglas
Book
1997
Lummis revives the meaning of democratic struggle and critques the economic and technological processes that have hindered its growth.
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2006
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
Remembering the War and the Movement: Against The Current vol. 90
Drucker, Peter
Article
2001
February 28, 1991. Thinking that weeks of war and antiwar organizing were still ahead (not my only mistake during those months!), I took a Canadian vacation at the end of February 1991 with my lover C...
Report from Winter Soldier: Against The Current vol. 134
Brower, Elaine
Article
2008
On Friday, Day 2, testimony began at 9 AM with a panel about the "Rules of Engagement". Speakers from the Army and Marine Corps recounted the atrocities that they not only witnessed but participated i...
A Response to Critics: Against The Current vol. 123
Baldock, Kale
Article
2006
David Finkel's comments (ATC 122) about my book Is Iraq Another Vietnam?, and about my position against immediately withdrawing the US military from Iraq, were well-informed and fair. So were the judg...
Rights and Freedoms State Fear The Global attack on rights: New Internationalist March 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look into rights and freedoms, the connection to occupation, and their state in different parts of the world.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
1972
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience
Davies, Peter and The Board of Church and Society
Book
1973
An account of the murder of four students at Kent State University by National Guard troops.
The U.S. Military Under Stress: Against The Current vol. 112
Ensign, Todd
Article
2004
John Kerry's campaign tome should dispel any illusion that he has any significant differences with George Bush on the aggressive use of the U.S. military to defend the empire.
US Workers Starved Into Military Service
LeonVest, Sandy
Article
2009
Humanity has passed the tipping point - economically, culturally and environmentally. The "consuming and killing" model embraced by Americans as cultural norm is, in reality, a cultural aberration. It...
The Venezuelan Revolution: New Internationalist June 2006
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2006
A look inside the Venezuelan Revolution and facts and history of the country.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Connexipedia Article
Article
A national veterans' organization.
Vital Signs: The Trends that are Shaping Our Future
Brown, Lester
Book
1992
Worldwatch Institute charts coming trends using a straightforward format. Areas addressed include military expenditures and cigarette consumption.
War Is Peace
Engelhardt, Tom
Article
2009
Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of ...
Watching the Pentagon Channel: The New Socialist Realism
Young, Charles M.
Article
2010
The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capit...
Winter Soldier 2008: Against The Current vol. 134
Franco, Nate; Feeley, Dianne
Article
2008
More than 250 veterans and military families gathered from March 13-15 outside Washington, DC for the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) Winter Soldier Investigation: Iraq and Afghanistan. Videos of...

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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Collective Security Treaty Organization
On October 7, 2002, the Presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan signed a charter in Chisinau, founding the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) (Russian ODKB) (The Tashkent Treaty). ...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
With 56 States drawn from Europe, Central Asia and America, the OSCE is the world's largest regional security organization, bringing comprehensive and co-operative security to a region that stretches from Vancouver to Vladivostok....
The War Amps
Registered charity. Since 1918, The War Amps has met the needs of war amputees. Today, the Association continues to serve them, and all Canadian amputees, including children. The Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program provides financial as...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...

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Black beret
Wikipedia article
The black beret is a type of headgear commonly worn by armoured forces around the world including the British Army's Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), the Canadian Army's Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC)...
Lockdown London
The Olympics will see the UK's biggest mobilisation of security forces since the second world war
Graham, Stephen
2012
The projected expense of security at the upcoming London Olympic Games is $867m -- part of the booming 'security industry'.
Military War Peace Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to the military and war and peace in the Sources directory for the media.
MoD staff and thousands of military officers join arms firms
Guardian research in the aftermath of the 'jobs for generals' scandal shows extent of links between MoD and private sector
Hopkins, Nick; Evans, Rob; Norton-Taylor, Richard
2012
Conflicts of interests are brought to light as senior military personnel depart the military and transition into the private sector side of the military industrial complex.

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Antiwar.com
Website
Libertarian-capitalist site opposed to imperialism and war, with extensive news and analysis.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.