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    A Theory of Peace

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

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    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

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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 »

Justice Department Attempts to Block Medical Malpractice Lawsuits by Military Families

According to an article published January 30, 2012 in The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for 60 Minutes claims that the Justice Department is attempting to make the legal process more difficult for military families to sue the government for medial malpractice. This has the possibility of becoming a big issue during the ... 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 »

Rumored Attack on the USS Enterprise on January 26th

For anyone unfamiliar with the attack on the USS Liberty by the Israeli government in 1967, the video embedded at the bottom will give some background. The USS Liberty was attacked by unmarked Israeli fighter planes and their outgoing radio traffic blocked. The attack was explained away as misunderstanding for the sake of foreign relations (I suspect) but the veterans of USS Liberty tell ... Read More »

Motivation Monday IX

This week’s Motivation Monday comes to us from a group that started after the wake of 9/11 to protest the course that the administration was taking the country. Not in Our Name (NOIN) disbanded in 2008 but “The Statement of Resistance,” written by Saul Williams and StarHawk, speaks to the sentiments of growing numbers of people across the world today. ... Read More »

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