Tag Archives: antiwar movement

To Stop the Next War Before It Starts, We Need to Confront Militarism Itself, by Michael Galant

“The imminent threat of war with Iran seems to have passed. We’re still not out of the woods — not by a long shot.”

Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.

The Danger of Leadership Cults, by Chris Hedges

No leader, no matter how charismatic or courageous, will save us. We must save ourselves.

Organizing Resistance to Internet Censorship with Chris Hedges and David North (Video)

A dialog between David North and Chris Hedges, live-streamed worldwide tonight, January 16, 2018.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.

Sue Ann Martinson | Dissent, Activism, and Oppression in the 1970s and Today: An Exploration

Martinson: These actions for justice and peace, carried out with passion and love, are living demonstrations of moral indignation against a morally bankrupt system and of taking a stand in action in accordance with what should be our Constitutional civil rights and civil liberties.

Evergreene Digest: It’s The Blind Partisanship

“While the Democratic Party was able to leverage antiwar sentiments effectively in promoting its own electoral success, the antiwar movement itself ultimately suffered organizationally from its ties to the Democratic Party.” “[T]he parties agree more on the substance of policy than their political rhetoric suggests.” Chris Hedges | The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and […]

▶ The War at Home and Abroad: Police Militarization and Anti-War Movement

Published on Dec 23, 2013 On Wednesday, December 4th, 2013, Ali Issa, national field organizer with War Resisters League, spoke at an event called “The War Here and Abroad: CUNY and U.S. Empire” at CUNY’s Graduate Center in NYC. The City University of New York – one of the largest public university systems in the U.S. […]

Sarah van Gelder: Peace Pushes Back – How the People Won Out (For Now)

“People want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”—President Dwight D. Eisenhower  In Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other cases, the people protested and got war anyway. Why—at least, so far—has the story played out differently with Syria? by Sarah van Gelder  Originally […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video> On radical executive power and US political and media culture

On radical executive power and US political and media culture Hampshire College • Critical Social Inquiry Lecture  March 5, 2013 Glenn Greenwald:  Last month, I spoke at Hampshire College on radical executive power and US political and media culture; that was followed by a conversation on those topics with the writer and philosophy professor Falguni […]

Jean Bricmont> Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left

Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left by JEAN BRICMONT  DECEMBER 04, 2012  Counterpunch.org Louvain, Belgium. Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far […]

An Interview with Ann Wright> Be Bold, Be Impatient, and Never Give Up!

An Interview with Ann Wright> Be Bold, Be Impatient, and Never Give Up! On November 6, 2012 By Shirin   WILPF International A few weeks ago, anti-war activist Ann Wright met with our WILPF Pakistan Section in Islamabad to discuss how the American drone strikes are really affecting Pakistan, and what can be done to […]

Jess Sundin> Is the War in Afghanistan “Humanitarian Intervention”?

Is the War in Afghanistan “Humanitarian Intervention”? The fact is, war cannot liberate women. In reality, that was never a real goal of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. . . . By the same token, democracy cannot be delivered at gunpoint. By Jess Sundin   August 22, 2012 Editor’s Note: This speech is one of […]

Steve Clemens> Reading Martin Luther King in Jail & My Day-To-Day Report on My Time in Jail

Reading Martin Luther King in Jail Posted by Steve Clemens  July 1, 2012   Mennonista Reading ML King, Jr in Jail: Inmate 00712398, Hennepin County ACF. Because of my previous 10-day jail sentence for civil disobedience 10 years ago for protesting illegal indiscriminate weapons used in the early days of our (continuing) war on Afghanistan, I had […]

Perlstein> How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing ‘Terrorists’ – and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook

How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing ‘Terrorists’ – and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook POSTED: May 15, 3:10 PM ET | By Rick Perlstein   Rolling Stone Mark McGowan, Patricia Faella, Marcus Faella, Kent McLellan, Jennifer McGowan, Dustin Perry, Richard Stockdale and Christopher Brooks of the American Front arrested in Florida.  REUTERS/Osceola County Jail /LANDOV This past October, at […]

Permit for May 20 NATO protest granted by city of Chicago

Permit for May 20 NATO protest granted by city of Chicago Six weeks until war-makers arrive in Chicago. By Staff | April 7, 2012 Read more articles in NATO-G8 Summit 2012 Editor’s Note: If you are from the Twin Cities area and would like to ride the bus to Chicago, click here. Chicago, IL – Once again […]

Demonization, War Crimes and the Task of the Antiwar Movement, by Sara Flounders

Demonization, War Crimes and the Task of the Antiwar Movement By Sara Flounders    worldwideWAMM     September 2011 Sara Flounders will speak in Minneapolis on Wednesday, September 28, 7 p.m. at Walker Church, 31st Street and 16th Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota The antiwar movement must counter media demonization in the midst of a war mobilization and […]

Censored . . . or why TV news is becoming irrelevant

Interviews at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis of Twin City citizens who talk about the state of the media and how they get their news.