militarism

The Weapons and Weapons Systems Used to Exploit Nonhuman Animals

If a weapon can be defined as an instrument or device of any kind used to injure, incapacitate, or kill another, then it is only correct that we also call an instrument or device of any kind used to exploit other animals a weapon as well. And if any integrated system for the control and operation of a specific type of weaponry is a weapons system, then a similar system of weapons used to exploit other animals is also a weapons system.

Alliance Building and Militarism

A popular slogan from the peace movement of the 1960s, "War is not healthy for children and other living things" sets a foundation for alliance and movement building.

In her essay, "The Color of Violence" in The Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
(South End Press, 2006), Haunani-Kay Trask makes the connections between racism, colonialism, and militarism and the effect these intersecting oppressions have on the health of Native Hawaiians. (Read more...)

Seeing the Bigger Picture

Some recent articles ("Idaho dairy producer battles U.S. military," "Valley Milk in Iraq?," "Dairyman wants to send milk to Middle East," "Idaho Dairymen Fights with U.S. Military") on the local dairy industries connections to US militarism illustrates the complex interrelations and interconnections of various forms of privilege and oppression.