Tag Archives: militarism

The Entrapped Somali Youth Trial | What Does It Mean?

Chris Hedges: “The permanent war economy is sustained through fearmongering—about communists during the Cold War and about Islamic jihadists today.”

Ed Felien: Confessions of an Unrepentant Maoist

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▶ DN!: Are Journalists and Activists Safe Anywhere in Mexico? Protests Erupt over Killing of 5 in Mexico City

DN!: Espinosa, who worked for the leading news magazine Proceso, was killed by gunmen alongside human rights activist Nadia Vera and three other women in an apartment in Mexico City Friday.

▶ Kathy Kelly: “When You Are Free, I Will Be Free”

Kathy is a tireless peace activist, pacifist, author, founder of Voices in the Wilderness and now a co-leader and co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. She spoke about the Christian Peacemakers Team and their role and incarceration in Iraq and about U.S. militarism and activism and dedication to peacemaking. Link to  videos of Peacestock’s The War on […]

Glenn Greenwald |”On Patriot Act Renewal” and “Anonymous Fearmongering”

“This is Glenn Greenwald with the Intercept, and my guest today is Jameel Jaffer, the Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU, and we are here to discuss the still intensifying drama in the Senate and the House over the debate concerning reauthorization of the Patriot Act, key provisions of which are scheduled to expire on June 1st.”

▶ Democracy Now! Remembering Eduardo Galeano, Champion of Social Justice & Chronicler of Latin America’s Open Veins

We have a memory cut in pieces. And I write trying to recover our real memory, the memory of humankind, what I call the human rainbow, which is much more colorful and beautiful than the other one, the other rainbow. But the human rainbow had been mutilated by machismo, racism, militarism and a lot of […]

Popular Resistance: Changing Our Story

Popular Resistance: Challenging the Neo-Liberal Assault

The truth is that people-power can stop fast track and the global neo-liberal assault. We can do this through both civil resistance to stop harmful policies such as emergency managers and international corporate treaties and by telling a new story and taking action to create a new societal structure for the economy and governance.

▶ Mark Fiore: Brian Williams and the Frog of War

Fiore: The rear echelon politicians, cheerleaders and war planners seem to have another sort of selective memory [from the fog of war], that’s where the Frog of War comes in. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out the links behind the cartoon.

Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter, Winter II, 2014

Mary Beaudoin, Editor Winter II 2014 Has the U.S. Constitution Been Lost to Military Rule?  By Todd Pierce PM: On the Nuclear Watch  By Polly Mann ¡Presente! at the Gates of the SOA and Stewart Detention Center  By Pepperwolf Twelve Memes of 2014 to Say Good-bye to in 2015  By Jeff Nygaard NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES Prefer to read the newsletter […]

Chris Hedges: How the Brutalized Become Brutal

“Our terror is delivered to the wretched of the earth with industrial weapons. It is, to us, invisible. We do not stand over the decapitated and eviscerated bodies left behind on city and village streets by our missiles, drones and fighter jets. We do not listen to the wails and shrieks of parents embracing the […]

Bruce Gagnon: Who Values Life the Most?

One familiar refrain from politicians… Young boy in Syria sleeps between the graves of his parents Bruce Gagnon  Organizing Notes  August 10, 2014 One familiar refrain from politicians and media in the US is that ‘we value life’ more than others around the world This is of course totally ridiculous absurd and spin intended to provide […]

Jeff Noonan: What Does Revolution Mean Today?

That ruling classes can still be constrained by political and moral costs tells us something of profound positive importance.  Today, revolutionary politics must be resolutely non-violent — the goal of movements for fundamental social change can no longer be to overthrow the state by force, but to overwhelm the state’s legitimacy through organizing a gigantic, […]

Chart: Inventory of weapons supplied to Israel by the United States

 Editor’s Note: The U.S. provides Israel $8.5 million* in military aid each day, while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid. An October 2013 Washington Report article “A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: $130 Billion,” by Shirl McArthur, puts the cumulative total even higher. According to this report, the Obama Administration gave […]

▶ Sami Rasouli: First-hand Account, Update From Iraq

from Bill Sorem PRO Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi-American peace activist, is visiting from Iraq. Hear this video of his first-hand account of the dangers of US intervention in Iraq and the region. He lived in the U.S. (Minneapolis) for a number of years before returning to Iraq because of the wars. Recently he was featured on Amy Goodman’s […]

Ed Felien: War and more war

By Ed Felien  Southside Pride  July 8, 2014 Marie Braun of Women Against Military Madness and about 50 supporters protested the continuing military buildup in Iraq at their weekly Wednesday afternoon vigil on the Lake Street bridge from 5 to 6 p.m. As of the first of July, 750 “advisers” are going back into Iraq […]

Evergreene Digest: Emergency demonstrations nationwide: No New U.S. War on Iraq!

Actions at the White House in D.C., in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Albuquerque, Sacramento and many more cities on June 20 and 21! We in the anti-war movement fought too long and too hard to prevent and end that illegal and unjust war. We cannot sit by idly today when the Pentagon may be about […]

Ann Jones: Star-Spangled Baggage

How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops  Up Close, Personal, and Bloody  Shooting At Fort Hood Not A Surprise To This Veteran Forty Years After Vietnam Learning Series Launched Ann Jones, TomDispatch.com April 17, 2014 | After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun […]

▶ Condi Rice at the University of Minnesota, Full Videos of Protest with Speeches

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Americans Who Tell the Truth: Robert Jensen

Robert Jensen Professor, Author: b. 1958 “This is the simple discovery which we must confront. We were given a place in the creation, with a beauty beyond telling, and we have failed to care for it. And as our collective contempt for the non-human world has intensified, so has our contempt for each other. We have […]

Chris Hedges: Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

“The free market norm assumes a frictionless exchange which maximizes everyone’s well-being,” he said. “The existence of … coercive instruments, such as the prisons and the enormous military, makes you think that the theory is not all it is purported to be. There is a gap between what it pretends to be and what it […]