NOVEMBER 12, 2015
It’s hard to ignore the military-industrial complex in the United States: our government spends more than HALF of the national budget on the military, awards trillions of dollars in military contracts to private corporations, and then receive hundreds of billions in lobbying money to increase that military spending. The connections between corporate oligarchy and the US military are rarely explored within "mainstream" corporate-owned news. In fact, it's more likely for corporate media to defend the American war economy with nationalist propaganda while attacking any critic or anti-war activist who might work against it.
"Made Love, Got War" is how journalist, author, media critic, and activist Norman Solomon describes the military-industrial complex in his book by the same name. Solomon’s lifetime in journalism and anti-war activism have combined to provide his readers with accurate and responsible reporting and analysis. Don’t miss the first part of an enlightening two-part conversation about the future of democracy and the fates of whistleblowers and anti-war advocates with one of the country’s foremost independent journalists and experienced activists.