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Native Leaders Formally Forgive Veterans in Emotional Ceremony
"We didn't respect you, we polluted your Earth, we've hurt you in so many ways but we've come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness," said veteran Wesley Clark, Jr.
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Donald Trump and the Swamp of Endless War
Trump loves to win, but American generals have forgotten how
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Tehran, USA: One Veteran's War on Islamophobia
I’m not an immigrant, but my grandparents are. More than 50 years ago, they arrived in New York City from Iran. I grew up mainly in central New Jersey, an American kid playing little league for the Raritan Red Sox and soccer for the Raritan Rovers. In 1985, I travelled with my family to our...
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After Two Wars, Standing Rock is the First Time I Served the American People
'I’ve been on the wrong side of history'
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Finally “Winning” the Viet Nam War—in Afghanistan
Some military thinkers in the United States believe we could have won the American war in Viet Nam if we had just stayed a little longer. After years of bombing and wounding and killing, they thought they had finally stumbled onto the winning formula. The new plan had several interlocking parts...
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Policies of Exclusion Challenged Across the Board and Across the Border
On the morning of Oct. 8, a group of US veterans who were deported to Mexico, in some cases after having fought in U.S. wars, congregated in Plaza Ochoa, Nogales, Sonora. They were joined by members of Dreamer Moms International, which advocates for women deported while their children stayed in the...
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The Burden of More Than 150 Years of Warfare
America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had “United States of” in front of it. “It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire... horrible was the stink and scent thereof,” William Bradford wrote after soldiers of the Massachusetts Bay...
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Propaganda for Syrian ‘Regime Change’
Neocons and Clintonites have launched a major campaign with the goal of direct U.S. military intervention and aggression against Syria, potentially leading to war with Iran and Russia. An early indication emerged as soon as it was clear the Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic Party nominee...
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One More Warship: Remarks at the Launching of a ‘Stealth’ Destroyer
(Editor's note: The following remarks were delivered on Saturday, June 18, 2016 outside Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine during a protest against the christening of the U.S. Navy's new Zumwalt-class destroyer battleship. The author, along with eleven other people, was subsequently arrested during an...
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Building Bridges of Peace Instead of Fear - Citizen Diplomacy with Russia
I just flew across 11 times zones — from Tokyo, Japan to Moscow, Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world , covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, nearly twice as large as the United States and has extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in...
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