• 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...

Will VA Hospitals Care for Gay & Lesbian Veterans?

This article first appeared www.bierco.com Written by Jessica Gerson for bilerco.com By the end of 2011, more than 40,000 U.S. troops will return home from Iraq. Many of those troops, some of whom are gay or lesbian, will seek medical support from their local VA hospital — support they’ve earned and deserve. But is our VA system prepared to care for our nation’s ... Read More »

My Vietnam

image: Boy with AK-47 by Kevin Laverty http://www.sxc.hu/pic/l/k/ke/kevyman/693611_78648195.jpg   Anytime you receive orders to report to a new duty station, those orders come with 30 days leave. Orders to report to the Republic of Viet Nam were no different. Instead of taking this 30-day leave at home in New York, I went to my grandmother’s farm in South Carolina. My mother ... Read More »

9/11: Shattering the Spell of Mythical Realities

image: NYPD Snipers overlooking 9/11 memorial on 9/11/11– Leo Oblima by Gavin Phillips Have we been lied to about 9/11? What kind of world do you want your children to grow up in? By the end of this article you will have the answer to your first question. What you do with the answer will determine your answer to the ... 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 »

This War, A Poem By Tara Schley

This War. Put away all your weapons and war. No more fighting, tears or sorrow. When you walk through the streets, there will be no need to cower or scurry. You may stroll with head held straight, darting not from worry. The mothers tired of, children under feet, will send them out once again, to play in the streets. 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 »

The Last Social Program

image: Karol Olesiak In Navy boot camp, it was my pleasure to have a Senior Chief who was also a Medal of Honor recipient as Recruit Division Commander. In the Navy, we would call someone who had served out to sea a lot “salty.” Senior Chief was “salty” within the first two weeks of boot camp, while we sat in our ... Read More »

Marching Into The Daylight

The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal is a military award given to service members who served after September 11th, 2001 for a period of either 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days. On May 20th in Chicago members of the antiwar war group Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Against War decided to give this particular award back. During the NATO/G8 summit nearly 50 ... Read More »

The Power Principle – An Interview with Filmmaker Scott Noble

Scott Noble is the director of several acclaimed and politically charged documentaries, including Psywar, Human Resources and Lifting the Veil. His documentary on Occupy Wall Street, Rise Like Lions, took the #1 spot on Films for Action’s Top Ten Occupy films. His latest, The Power Principle, takes on the American empire, with emphasis on the Cold War period. We sent ... Read More »

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