www.vredesactie.be · May 26, 2013
a campaign by Vredesactie
Mc Military Globalisation of war
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When we talk about globalisation, we think about world trade, international monetary flows or institutions like the IMF, the World Bank or the WTO. But this economic globalisation also has its military correlary. New York Times' columnist Thomas Friedman said: "The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the builder of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley 's technologies is called the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps."
You pay for, and perhaps your work contributes to, military forces which can be rapidly deployed everywhere in the world. We make war under the labels of 'military humanitarian intervention' and 'war against terrorism'. Why? For our security? To protect our interests? Which are these interests?