John Pilger's speech on silence is worth reading.
Here is an excerpt:
"The US Air Force calls this “full spectrum dominance”. More than 800 American bases are ready for war.
"These bases protect a system that allows one per cent of humanity to control 40 per cent of wealth: a system that bails out just one bank with $180 billion – that’s enough to eliminate malnutrition in the world, and provide education for every child, and water and sanitation for all, and to reverse the spread of malaria. On September 11th, 2001, the United Nations reported that on that day 36,615 children had died from poverty. But that was not news."