• Transition Soldier

    Transition Soldier

    As of Friday evening the Trump administration issued a memo instituting a specific ban on transgende...

  • Fake News

    Fake News

    In 2012 I wrote an entry about Julian Assange and Russia Today (RT). At the time, observing activism...

  • A Theory of Peace

    A Theory of Peace

    “Those love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.” Martin Luther King J...

  • War with Me

    War with Me

    I’m built backwards.  I have legs for arms, hands for feet.  No, that’s not the right.  I was wise b...

  • VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection

    VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection

    VFP Convention 2015: A Reflection By Michael Bassett I am grateful to Veterans For Peace (VFP) for t...

International Occupy Round Table Summit Podcast

  On December 1, 2011, Soldiers for the Cause took part in an International Occupy Round Table Summit. More than 25 representatives took part in the summit. Groups that were represented included Occupy Den Haag, Occupy Marines, Occupy Police, members of Anonymous, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Chicago, Occupy Las Vegas, Occupy Netherlands and many others. The summits will take place every Thursday, ... Read More »

Happy Accidents

‎’The first deterrence, nuclear deterrence, is presently being superseded by the second deterrence: a type of deterrence based on what I call ‘the information bomb’ associated with the new weaponry of information and communications technologies. Thus, in the very near future, and I stress this important point, it will no longer be war that is the continuation of politics by ... Read More »

Hooverville Re-Occupied

  What is Hooverville? During the Great Depression, shanty towns popped up first in New York then all over the country almost spontaneously: “…the episode of the encampment at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge, demolished by the city on Aug. 17, recalls the ‘Hooverville’ of shacks housing more than a score of homeless people in the emptied Central Park ... Read More »

Woman Injured by Horse at Occupy Philadelphia

During the 2008 campaign trail I went to see Obama speak at Franklyn and Marshal College. The Lancaster, PA Police Department controlled the crowd with horses and I remember thinking to myself that this was an incredibly bad idea whose time had evaporated. First of all, in a normative situation, its intimidating and the horses are defecating. Secondly, it is ... Read More »

The Spat Upon Vet Revisited

Back in mid-April, the phone rang one evening.  You have a call from Bob, the woman’s voice said.  I was in end-of-day mode, not the best time for a tele-scammer to invade my home life.  I hung up, and the phone rang again almost immediately.  That dance took two more turns, before I switched to sardonic.  Bob’s not here, I ... Read More »

War is a Racket

My name is Sanford Kelson. I was born in 1944, graduated high school in 1962 and am now 66 years old. I am a lawyer and I also teach in a special program for gifted and talented public school students. When I was growing up my education caused me to believe certain things. Education is not just what you learn ... Read More »

The United States of Apathy

I woke up to disappointment today after reading the Senate had passed the National Defense Authorization Act while simultaneously rejecting the Udall, Webb Amendment. For those who are unaware, which seems to be the majority of the United States, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill was drafted in secret by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). ... Read More »

Signs of Martial Law

When parallels are made between the Egyptian Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street the cult of difference shakes its collective head. But as the National Defense Authorization Act (2012) is debated by bipartisan groups there is a reminiscence of exactly the same issue that the Tahrir Square protesters raise. Civilians should not be tried in military tribunals. The bill targets 9/11 conspirators and alleged terrorists ... Read More »

Shredding Our Rights

It seems I have to remind people, almost on a daily basis, that the issues with which OWS takes issue are not liberal issues, but American issues, and the same goes for Tea Party issues, they are not conservative issues, they are American issues, and our rights are being shredded. You should be in support of OWS if for no ... Read More »

Motivation Monday III

If you are like me, you have received a fair share of tough love in your life. What can I say, sometimes it motivates me more than any amount of kindness could. The following speech was given by Bobby Knight to his players. Bobby Knight, outside of his crude methods, loved his players and most of them loved him. Sometimes in ... Read More »

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