• Agent Orange Monsanto Vigil

    Agent Orange Monsanto Vigil

    August 10 is Agent Orange day, Veterans For Peace San Francisco Chapter 69 invites you to a vigil ag...

  • Camera Obscura: War Movie

    Camera Obscura: War Movie

    Marines pass a joint to one another in the dark void of southern Afghanistan and, in crackling night...

  • Radicalisation

    Radicalisation

    On the history of radicalization in the Western context. It can be argued that Saul of Tarsus is the...

  • 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...

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 »

Veteran Plea for Help: Bob Strait and Family

A YouTube video posted by RangerUp CEO Nick Palmisciano brought to light a brutal crime that took place on March 14, 2012. Four or five armed assailants broke into the home of US veteran Bob Strait, 90 and his wife Nancy, 85. The assailants brutalized the couple and raped Nancy, who died the next day. The fact that this crime ... Read More »

Occupy Blitzkrieg

Filmmaker Corey Ogilvie has released another short film entitled Occupy Blitzkrieg, following up his prior releases including Dear Taxpayer, I Am Not Moving, We Are All Scott Olsen, Bloomberg Forever, Protect Us, and How to Film a Revolution. The video takes a satirical look at the Occupy movement from the perspective of a 1950’s propaganda piece. In addition to Corey’s ... Read More »

10k Man March Against Injustice- Chicago

Image from: OBEY On April 21st at 12:00 pm there will be a 10,000 Man March Against Injustice. The event is being convened to show the police department and city hall the outrage over the amount of excessive force used by the North Chicago police. The brutality of the department came to the public eye when in November 2011 police ... Read More »

War Is Not Glamorous

I was saddened when I recently read in the San Diego Union Tribune the following headline: US Soldier Kills 16 Afghan Civilians. Isn’t it ironic that a few days ago (March 16th) marked the 44th anniversary of the My Lai massacre? On that infamous day, a group of American soldiers systematically killed 500 innocent, Vietnamese women, children and infants in ... Read More »

Terrifying Crowd Control Weapon

We here have covered the issue of so-called nonlethal weapons since the first LRAD arrived in NYC this past fall. Most of these weapons were developed to control crowds in occupied countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Inevitably, like the infamous LRAD, which was deployed in the Pittsburgh G20  protests in 2009 and then seen brandished this fall in Zuccoti (Liberty) Park, these weapons ... Read More »

Dehumanization Eliminates the Guilt

So the cat is out of the bag… Soldiers kill people. Now what are we going to do about it? And the big one at the moment is the case of Robert Bales. It’s the major issue that has spearheaded this sudden distaste for the ravages of war — the issue of the American soldier that killed 16 civilians in ... Read More »

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