War Is Business: The Blog

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As MJ‘s resident industrial-military complex guy, I feel it’s my duty to introduce the readership to the best information resources out there, and to pass on readers’ recommendations, as well. So check out this new watchdog media start-up, War Is Business. Billed as “Rolling Stone guest-edits Jane’s Defence Weekly,” it’s a blog edited by outstanding journalist Corey Pein, and it’s already busted out some awesome takes on recent news, like “the Blackwater-Vegan Soap Connection” and the use of US embassy workers as de facto Lockheed arms salesmen. Best of all, it’s got a crowdsourcing “DIY” function: Check out a defense firm in its searchable database, and contribute your findings to the website. I’m excited to see what they turn up. Assuming Corey and the rest of the WIB crew don’t try to (allegedly) assault any Swedish maidens, of course.

And if you have any recommendations for readers that I can pass on, leave ’em in the comments or ping me. I’ll blog/tweet the best of them semi-regularly.

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And right now, we need to raise about $400,000 from our online readers over the next two months to hit our annual goal and make good on that mission. Read more about the information war we find ourselves in and how people-powered, independent reporting can and must rise to the challenge—and please support our team's truth-telling journalism with a donation if you can right now.

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