Tag Archives: Vietnam
The Heat: Oliver Stone on history of U.S. intervention
Kennedy vowed to “shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces.”
Anti-Asian Violence in America Is Rooted in US Empire
Exoticized and fetishized Asian American women have borne a dual burden of both racism and sexism, viewed on one hand as submissive and sexually available “lotus blossoms” and on the other as manipulative and dangerous “dragon ladies.”
Stone and Sjursen: The Unbearable Violence of Being American
Scheer concludes, “Oliver Stone’s movies and Maj. Danny Sjursen’s writing are ultimately attempts to hold us accountable. For our apathy, our indifference. …”
Our Invisible Government, by Chris Hedges
The most powerful and important organs in the invisible government are the nation’s bloated and unaccountable intelligence agencies.
You Tube Censorship: Pieta Mothers of Sorrow
Not up to Youtube’s community guidelines!
NATO: Expiration Date 1991, by Todd Pierce
“A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war: ‘This way of settling differences is not just.’”
Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)
“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”
Ann Wright | Why Would Anyone Kill One’s Self In an Attempt to Stop A War?
Did you know that several Americans also set themselves on fire to attempt to end U.S. military actions during those turbulent war years in the 1960s?
Perspectives on the Burns/Novick Vietnam series by a member of the MN 8 draft resisters
If we’re going to prevent future wars, it cannot be about us the victims; it has to be about us and our government as perpetrators.
A Pivot to Nuclear Fears with John Pilger (Video)
With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.” Images above […]
Corbett Report | Douglas Valentine on the Resurrection of the Phoenix Program
A longish video that is well worth listening to/watching.
#NoWar2016 | Protest at the Pentagon (Video)
Rev. Janice Sevre-Duszynska one of those arrested explained why she was at the Pentagon seeking a meeting today “The measure of a healthy society is how we treat the marginalized. How we can care for them in a just and humane manner when 56% of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon for its 800+ military bases and the killing?
Linda Hoover | A Legacy of Resistance
U.S. decision-makers turned to soldiers for hire….Soldiers for hire are not a reliable military force. They fight not for a principle or belief, but for the highest bidder. In 2016, perhaps half of the troops fighting for the U.S. military are mercenaries from countries impoverished by U.S. foreign policies—countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, and Pakistan.
John Pilger | Silencing America as it prepares for war
A few years ago, I attended a popular exhibition called “The Price of Freedom” at the venerable Smithsonian Institution in Washington. The lines of ordinary people, mostly children shuffling through a Santa’s grotto of revisionism, were dispensed a variety of lies: the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved “a million lives”; Iraq was “liberated [by] air strikes of unprecedented precision”. The theme was unerringly heroic: only Americans pay the price of freedom.
David Bryne | The activist who saved my life, and other contrarians
As individuals, how much and for how long should we adhere to our beliefs if they run counter to those of the community? To our neighbors (which would make us outcasts)? To the state (which would make us outlaws)?
Viet Con — by the inimitable Mr. Fish
and because you’ve shown good will to the United States in the years since we invaded and occupied your country, slaughtered more than 3 million of your people…
Pentagon Official Once Told Morley Safer That Reporters Who Believe the Government Are “Stupid”
Time and again, members of the Washington press corps have credulously accepted officials’ lies and misinformation and passed them on to their readers as the truth. Their real-time skepticism is almost nonexistent. And they keep doing it.
William J. Astore | Tourists of Empire: America’s Peculiar Brand of Global Imperialism
Tomgram: William Astore, Taking Selfies in Iraq and Afghanistan. American troops are never seen as conquerors or oppressors, always as liberators and freedom-bringers, or at least helpers and trainers. There’s just enough substance to this myth (World War II and the Marshall Plan, for example) to hide uglier imperial realities…
Fr. Harry Bury: Hanoi 1972
Bury: Marianne and I were to be a part of a larger delegation of peace activists. Our mission was to bring back to the United States three prisoners of war, Lieutenant Markham Gartley, Lieutenant Norris Charles, and Major Charles Elias. The three pilots had been shot down in an area controlled by the Pathet Lao and were to be released as a gesture of reconciliation.