Warfare Before Welfare: Selected Stories

16 January 2018 — Global Research

More Post-GOP Tax Cut Heist Mass Layoffs

By Stephen Lendman, January 15, 2018

Walmart is the latest offender, the world’s largest private employer with around 2.1 million workers and staff.

It’s also one of the most abusive, notorious for anti-worker practices, including low-pay, poor or no benefits, opposition to unions, racial and gender discrimination, and other mistreatment of its workforce and suppliers, along with disturbing environmental practices.

The Coming Year in Special Ops

By Nick Turse, January 15, 2018

In 2001, U.S. special operators were targeting just two enemy forces: al-Qaeda and the Taliban.  In 2010, his first full year in office, President Barack Obama informed Congress that U.S. forces were still “actively pursuing and engaging remaining al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.”  According to a recent Pentagon report to Congress, American troops are battling more than 10 times that number of militant groups, including the still-undefeated Taliban, the Haqqani network, an Islamic State affiliate known as ISIS-Khorasan, and various “other insurgent networks.”

The Responsibility to Protect the World … from the United States

By Ajamu Baraka, January 15, 2018

This “responsibility to protect” (R2P) always had a dubious legal standing, but its moral justification also required a psychological and historical disengagement from the bloody reality of the 500-hundred-year history of U.S. and European colonialism, slavery, genocide and torture that created the “West.”

These Are the 10 Companies That Dominate the Global Arms Trade

By Zero Hedge, January 15, 2018

The world puts $1.69 trillion towards military expenditures per year, and about $375 billion of that goes towards buying arms specifically.

The End of the Road for Capitalism or for Us All?

By William Bowles, January 15, 2018

So nationalisation served two purposes; on the one hand it addressed/absorbed the peoples’ demand for progressive change but without actually abolishing capitalism and on the other, it got the population to bailout a bankrupt capitalist economy. Brilliant! A masterstroke. Well that’s how it appeared at the time.

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