Under the guise of fulfilling its constitutional power to authorize military force, Congress is poised to consider legislation that would give the president a blank check to make war, with no limits, in at least six countries and against several groups.
According to a new report from Greenpeace USA and the Waterkeeper Alliance, Energy Transfer Partners -- the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline -- has spilled over 3.6 million gallons of hazardous liquids over the course of fifteen years. The report also notes that the fossil fuel industry's record of spills has only gotten worse over time.
How serious is President Trump's proposal for a US "Space Force" to complement the Army, Navy, Cyber Command and Air Force? With US corporate profits now heavily dependent on technologies that rely on the internet and GPS, the push to weaponize space under the partial guise of protecting "national interests" will likely be very strong.