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Radicalisation

On the history of radicalization in the Western context. It can be argued that Saul of Tarsus is the first Lone Wolf radical.  A Lone Wolf that emerges remotely of a movement. Radical because of a desperation and immediacy to change. After Paul there is a line of Christian radicals. But having had little to do with the original movement ... Read More »

Transition Soldier

As of Friday evening the Trump administration issued a memo instituting a specific ban on transgender veterans who do need or will need surgery. It seems that gender reassignment is being cited as the reason for the promised ban. There are currently 15,550 transgender people in the military today. The memorandum signed by General Mattis essentially overturns the Obama era memorandum ... Read More »

Fake News

In 2012 I wrote an entry about Julian Assange and Russia Today (RT). At the time, observing activism in New York City and online, I saw something dubious going on with activists use of social media stemming from Russia and even Iran as Press TV. Well meaning people were lending themselves to foreign intelligence and thus saturating their good intentions. ... Read More »

A Theory of Peace

“Those love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” Martin Luther King Junior   In order to construct a theory of peace we must first deconstruct the theory of war. The popular view wages that there are individuals that cause events that lead to war: the assassination of the Arch Duke Ferdinand, Germany invading Poland, ... Read More »

Veterans Day New Media Anti-War Rally

Please share this with anyone you know that is against war but supports the troops. This Veterans Day instead of going to parades, bbqs, and sticking yellow ribbons on your car join us by helping veterans through a simple statement to your gov’t representatives: Stop Unconstitutional War. #antiwarvet   On November 11th join us in a new media rally to ... Read More »

Dogs of Comfort, Dogs of War

image: news9.com The embedded videos below are emotional reunions of deployed soldiers and their dogs. This article’s image uses a photo of Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson’s dog, Hawkeye. Images of Tumilson’s funeral went viral and touched a chord. I can imagine that for a dog outliving their master is very traumatic. PTSD suffering veterans swear by comfort ... Read More »

Peaceful Veteran Activists Draw Prying Eyes

image: fwdthought http://www.sxc.hu/pic/l/f/fw/fwdthought/1379490_55933318.jpg It is always been suspected that antiwar groups are targeted by domestic intelligence organizations. Every important American activist has an FBI file. On October 18th, sparked by a National Lawyers Guild suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), AP reported that antiwar and Pro-Palestine groups had been infiltrated and spied upon by the federal agencies. The litigious ... Read More »

The Truth by Brandon J. Raub

Brandon J. Raub was whisked away to a psychiatric institution after he posted a facebook note critical of the government. Mr. Raub’s commited no crimes and the activist communities have been ablaze. Because of his Facebook posts, Mr. Raub was taken into custody and held for behavioral observation. The following essay could be cataloged as the main reason for Brandon J. ... Read More »

The Language of Occupation

image: www.freeclipartnow.com In December of 2011 I was intimately involved in an Occupy Roundtable Summit. The mumble chat was populated with Occupy activists from all over the world and some members of the hacktivist group Anonymous. We discussed the future of Occupy Movement and how the language plays a part in that. The tenor of the conversation was about the ... Read More »

What Will You Tell Your Kids About 9/11?

Image: 9/11/11 Man playing the flute at St. Paul’s Chapel by ground zero. Across the street “truthers” gather with Adbuster activists. Somehow this one man on a flute outnumbered the screams of 200 or so activists. -Chanell McLaughlin I write this in light of a conversation I had with my fiancée about what I would tell my children about the ... Read More »

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