Session 4: Saturday, June 2nd: 4:00 - 5:50pm
More than a year into the Trump/Pence regime, we see a continuation, deepening and worsening of the militarism of previous administrations. A much larger military budget along with an intensely aggressive strategy, including the threat of nuclear war, has been made evident in an increasing role for the armed forces in the government itself, in the air and on the ground – more air strikes via both conventional bombers and drones, from Afghanistan to Somalia. Drone strikes tripled in the first year of the Trump regime as opposed to the last year of the Obama administration. The relaxation of military rules of engagement lead to increased civilian deaths, even while the very definition of who is and who is not a “civilian” remains highly questionable. Our panel will also consider how to utilize various forms of protest and advertising to bring this information known only to a small segment of people in the US, to a wider spectrum of the population.