Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire and 10 Ways to Do It

by Chalmers Johnson

However ambitious President Barack Obama’s domestic plans, one unacknowledged issue has the potential to destroy any reform efforts he might launch. Think of it as the 800-pound gorilla in the American living room: our longstanding reliance on imperialism and militarism in our relations with other countries and the vast, potentially ruinous global empire of bases that goes with it. Continue reading

The Toll – 7/26/09 – Bin Laden’s Son Targeted

by Dave McGill

Since last September, the U.S. has launched some 49 drone attacks into Pakistan, killing 470 people, according to that nation’s intelligence services. Based on previously released information, the unmanned planes are guided by “pilots” who sit before computer consoles at such locations as Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. Continue reading

The Toll – 7/19/09 – Captured GI Says He’s Afraid He won’t Get Home

by Dave McGill

The Pentagon has released the name of the American soldier that was captured in Afghanistan last month. At the same time, the Taliban released a 28-minute propaganda tape in which the soldier said he was scared that he will not be able to return home. Continue reading