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Capitalism and Theory
Kidron, Michael
Book
1974
About the permanent arms economy, the latest phase of capitalism.
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...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Defining an American State of War: Nine War Words That Define Our World
Engelhardt, tom
Article
2011
Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don't mean what you think they mean.
Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
Becker, Markus
Article
2014
Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech w...
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam
Turse, Nick
Book
2013
Turse demonstrates that violence against Vietnamese noncombatants was not at all exceptional during the American war against Vietnam. Rather, it was pervasive and systematic, the predictable consequen...
Making A Killing
Slide Show
1980
A slide-tape program dealing with Canada's role in the global arms industry.
A Marxist History of the World part 70: 1917: the February Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
As WWI turned into a protracted, bloody struggle the initial enthusiasm gave way to growing class tensions which exploded first in Russia's February Revolution.
Military Inc: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy
Siddiqa, Ayesha
Book
2007
Ayesha Siddiqa probes into the Pakistani military's long and troubling relationship with corporate giants, and its disastrous effects on the development of a healthy democracy and civil society.
Press for Conversion #45: July 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
This issue looks at the origins of corporate globalization and contains many informative articles that explore the important links between war, militarism, big business and the increasing power that c...
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...
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...
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
Cockburn, Andrew
Article
2016
When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial...
War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification
Halper, Jeff
Book
2015
Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and...
What If ObamaCare was a Fighter Jet?: Prospering Through Failure
Sottile, JP
Article
2013
Like the comically bad roll-out of the Affordable Care Act’s website, the long-delayed and often-rejiggered F-35 program is a costly disaster rife with technological snafus, software problems and repe...
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...

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Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance is the largest umbrella peace organization in Canada. Founded in 1985, the Canadian Peace Alliance has 150 groups and promotes concerted action towards disarmament, demil...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues in...
Science for Peace
Science for Peace is a Canadian organization which brings together those interested in the natural and social sciences in order to address the global crises facing humankind. The members of Science fo...
Sources
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World Federalists of Canada
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Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...
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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Lurching to War
Introduction to the October 15, 2016 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
2016
Capitalism hates competition, and the U.S., the world's dominant capitalist power, has never tolerated competitors, rivals, or leaders who dare to put their own country ahead of U.S. interests.
Mercenaries on the make
Iraq is now awash with unaccountable 'security contractors'
Scahill, Jeremy
2007
Contracted mercenaries now outnumber American troops in Iraq. These contractors are immune to prosecution for any wrongdoing in Iraq thanks to provisional laws that came into effect after the invasion...
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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Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Article
2009
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...