Parade participants protesting against high student loan burdens are preparing to take part in the annual July 4th parade at Ashland, Oregon, U.S. on July 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Randall Mikkelsen

Peter Van Buren – Commentary: For $178 million, the U.S. could pay for one fighter plane – or 3,358 years of college

Does free college threaten our all-volunteer military? That is what Benjamin Luxenberg, on the military blog War on the Rocks says. But the real question goes beyond Luxenberg’s practical query, striking deep into who we are and what we will be as a nation. Unlike nearly every other developed country, which offer free or low cost higher education (Germany, Sweden and others are …

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Larry Chin – False Flags: The Process of “False Flagging” the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood

This article was first published by GR in December 2014 Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.  The coming conflicts in North Korea and Russia are no exception.  Mass public hysteria is being manufactured to justify aggression against Moscow and Pyongyang, in retaliation for acts attributed to the North Korean and Russian governments, but orchestrated and carried out by …

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New Docs Link Polluted Drinking Water Supply to Massive US Military Base

Internal documents obtained by the Japan Times offer evidence that the contamination of local drinking water sources near a massive U.S. airbase in Japan is the result of years of repeated mishaps and “lax safety standards” by U.S. military forces. The reports, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, “expose a spate of accidents at the [Kadena Air Base in Okinawa] during …