• 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...

  • Best Practices for Helping our Homeless Veterans

    Best Practices for Helping our Homeless Veterans

    They sleep under bridges and hide in vacant door ways We once armed them and told them to: Defend Us...

Rules of Engagement

In April 2010 when Wikileaks released videos entitled Collateral Murders depicting violence against children and Reuters reporters, the world was in shock. The pentagon has spun this as an isolated incident and launched two investigations that cleared those involved all of wrong doing.”The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh. The US military ... Read More »

Occupy Philadelphia

We will be providing real-time updates tonight as the eviction orders for Philly and Occupy LA are carried out. You can view the Occupy Philadelphia live stream below, and read our real-time news updates directly under the video feed. Occupy Philly Flash Mob at Wells Fargo: All times listed are EST Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was the first capital of the union. ... Read More »

Occupy LA

We will be providing real-time updates tonight as the eviction orders for Occupy LA and Occupy Philadelphia are carried out. You can view the Occupy LA live stream below, and read our real-time news updates directly under the video feed.   All times listed are PST 5:10 PM   Rumors on the Internet say that Occupy LA eviction has been postponed ... Read More »

Troubling Apple iPhone Technology and its Possible Effect on OWS

According to an article on RT.com, Apple has filed a patent that will keep people from using the camera function on their own iPhones.  The reasoning for this is to allow businesses like concert halls or sporting arenas to prevent people from taking unauthorized photos and videos. I find the implications that this technology could bring to be worrisome, at ... Read More »

Hugh Thompson, An American Hero

The story I am about to share with you took place in Vietnam over 43 years ago. I would venture to say that most Americans have never heard of Hugh Thompson but on March 16th 1968 he put his life and his reputation on the line in order to save some innocent civilians from the ravages of war. The whole ... Read More »

Good News, Bad News

I won’t even ask which you want first. The good news is that New York City is turning its attention from a non-violent group of activists and is focusing on, the bad news, a possible terrorist threat. Mayor Bloomberg needs a few kudos for realizing that threats to the city are not coming from OWS but from people that would ... Read More »

Protesting with Dollars

Maybe you don’t agree with OWS, maybe you really just don’t like the major Big Box stores, so here is a way you can stand in solidarity without sleeping in tents: go local. The Associated Press reports that OWS activists are urging consumers to use their hard earned dollars to support local merchants. What a radical idea… not really, most ... Read More »

The Assassination of JFK

On this day, 48 years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was struck down by a sniper’s bullet in Dallas. Kennedy was a United States Navy Officer and there is a naval vessel named after him. That sniper, for the historical record, was Lee Harvey Oswald. The assassination was dubious, to say the least, and a whole conspiratorial culture emerged.     The predominant ... Read More »

Egyptian Government Using Toxic Tear Gas

It is be reported by Egyptian activists and confirmed by doctors that the Egyptian government has been using toxic tear gas. According the Guardian there are 33 confirmed dead. 1500 have been injured. This is by far worse violence than that which overthrew Mubarak. “Witnesses said protesters had been hit by rubber bullets and suffocated with aggressive tear gas. Video ... Read More »

Don’t Allow the Stage to be Set for Violence

There are reports circulating that up to 20k American troops will be deployed to quell civil unrest, in America. Is there any doubt this will be in cities such as New York? Do I need to spell out in large letters what a bad idea this is? I think not, but I will give my opinion. The United States already ... Read More »

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