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Russian Soldiers’ Mothers for the Cause

www.rightlivelihood.org: Union of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia (CSMR) was founded in 1989 and officially registered the same year by 300 mothers of soldiers, whose initial aim was to campaign for their sons to return home early from military service in order to resume their studies. They succeeded in bringing home nearly 180,000 young men for this purpose. ... Read More »

Treating PTSD with Marijuana

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) afflicts military veterans more than any other group. That is why it is not surprising that the medical marijuana (MM) debate has spilled over into the discussions on PTSD treatment. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a well known zero-tolerance policy against any scheduled substance. However, the Veterans Administration (VA) has traditionally been separate from the DOD. The ... Read More »

Violence & Non-Lethal Weapons

The arguments that have been circulating in opposition to non-lethal weapons have rung in terms of how-dangerous-non-lethal weapons-are. These arguments lack teeth. Is it not better to be tased than shot? The problem is that non-lethal weapons are not used in place of lethal ones. Non-lethal weapons are dangerous, but more than that, they multiply violence by incapacitating  subjects. Stephen Coleman ... Read More »

Syrian Butcher Bombs Own People

Image:: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1854761,00.html Yesterday, 200 men, women, and children were slaughtered by Syrian butcher Bashar al-Assad when a portion of his army joined the activists of an 11-month movement. On the the 30th anniversary of the Hama Massacre, where thousands of innocent Syrians were dematerialized by Assad’s father. 40 civilians died in the first half hour. The UN Security Council is deadlocked ... Read More »

Moroccan Media Blackout

According to our friends at Occupy Spain and CNN, violent suppression resulted in a media blackout in Morocco. The city of Taza, close to Fez, burned last night in an altercation between police and citizens. Police have been invading citizens’ homes without any discrimination as to who is an activist and who is not. From Occupy Spain: News on Morocco- ... Read More »

Motivation Monday IX

Image: tungphoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net What motivates you? As world economies decline it gets easier to stay unmotivated. The state of world affairs can either be an excuse or a catalyst. When the media cycles droop to critical lows it is easier to motivate oneself in a kind of I-need-to-save-the-world mindset. But when they drool bellow an accepted equilibrium it is ... Read More »

George Carlin’s Discharge from the Air Force

George Carlin was trained in aviation electronics and was stationed in Barksdale, Lousiana. Like many other greats, he had a very disrespectful attitude to his superiors. He was discharged after three years for poor conduct. His discharge propelled him to become a comedic gift to many people all over the world. Regardless of the discharge, George Carlin was proud of ... Read More »

Did Assange Make a Deal with the Devil?

I have been reluctant to write anything about what has been going on in Russia because, quite frankly, I am more afraid of the KGB (now the FSB) than I am the CIA. From this point on I will refer to the FSB (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation) by their old name, the KGB. Some may disagree with me on this matter ... Read More »

The Power of Nightmares

The BBC film series explores the origins in the 1940s and 50s of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East, and Neoconservatism in America, parallels between these movements, and their effect on the world today. A fascinating and even handed look at the rise of neo-conservatism and Islamic fundamentalism. Published on Friday, 14 January, 2005, 12:07 GMT by BBC The Power of Nightmares: ... Read More »

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