Imperialism and war

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The U.S. plans domination of the heavens and earth
By Bruce K. Gagnon, Local 100, People's Weekly World, 2 March 2002. It is clear that the aerospace industry stands to make historic profits if Americans can be convinced to spend their hard-earned tax dollars on Star Wars. By developing the new 21st century program of “control and domination” from space, the Pentagon intends to suppress any regional hot spots without having to commit major troop deployments.
Imperialism drives to war
By Hans Schmidt, The Militant, [January 2003]. The debates over the past months between Democrats and Republicans reveal no fundamental difference over this course, only tactical disputes over how to conduct imperialist war policy and convince working people to accept it.
Corporations, war, you
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, corp-focus list, 6 February 2003. One thing is clear about the Bush administration's current rush to war: It has nothing to do with protecting U.S. security. There are material interests served by war and the run-up to war. Big oil, the military-industrial think tank complex, the ideology of empire.
Mobilize to end the occupation, but only socialism can abolish imperialist war
By Fred Goldstein, Workers World, 30 October 2003. The Bush administration's attack on Iraq and Afghanistan, and its proclamation of an era of “endless war” represent the same crises and struggles faced by generations over the past hundred years who have had to fight against imperialist war and intervention.
Hyping terror for fun, profit—and power
By Thom Hartmann, Common Dreams, 7 December 2004. Rumsfeld and Cheney began a concerted effort—first secretly and then openly—to undermine Nixon's treaty for peace and to rebuild the state of fear and, thus, reinstate the Cold War. The Cold War was good for business, and good for the political power of its advocates, from Rumsfeld to Reagan.