Category Archives: Military-industrial complex

Lockheed Martin goes to bat for oppressive regime | Salon.com

A top executive for the military contractor worked with lobbyists for Bahrain to publish Op-Ed defending the regime. Continue reading…

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The Costs of War: Tens of Thousands Dead, Billions Spent, and a Country Torn Apart | Democracy Now!

Over the past nine years, the U.S. invasion and occupation has left a bloody toll on Iraqi civilians and foreign troops. Nearly 4,500 U.S. troops died, and another 32,000 were wounded. An accurate toll of Iraqis killed may never be known. Iraq Body Count says at least 104,000 Iraqi civilians have died, while some studies put have put the death toll at over one million. We speak to Catherine Lutz, Brown University professor and co-director of the “Costs of War” research project at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Read more/watch…

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Meet the 0.01 Per Cent: War Profiteers | War Costs

While the Occupy movement targets the 1 Percent, we want to introduce you to the elite among the gang of superrich: the war profiteers. War industry CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year, putting them in the top 0.01 percent of income earners in the U.S., and they use their corporations’ massive lobbying dollars to keep their job-killing gravy train rolling. We’ve got to stop them.a Watch…

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