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Calling Out Drone War as a War Crime
Night and day, U.S. “pilots” sit in cushioned chairs near Las Vegas, commanding drones on the other side of the planet, tracking and killing people, what retired Col. Ann Wright and other activists call a war crime, writes Dennis J Bernstein.
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Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
What’s the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system — or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools . . . the ones that can’t afford new textbooks or functional plumbing, much...
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A Veteran’s Perspective On Memorial Day
"The threat to the Constitution does not come from some far-off land," says Vets for Peace board chair.
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Breaking Through Power: Historic Civil Mobilization Now
Ever wonder why Presidential and Congressional election campaigns fail to meaningfully connect with civil society? Candidate rhetoric is designed to attract voters and campaign contributions. Candidates go out of their way to ingratiate themselves to their corporate paymasters, whose monetized...
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The Wars in Our Schools
An Ex-Army Ranger Finds a New Mission
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The Lie of Patriotism
BALTIMORE—When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rally in Chicago last month he was wearing the top half of his combat fatigues. As he moved through the crowd, dozens of Trump...
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45 Years After COINTELPRO, FBI Still Thinks 'Dissent is the Enemy'
More than 60 groups sign letter calling for full investigation into government spying on protest groups
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This Armistice Day, Listen to Veterans Organizing to End Militarism
'The best way to support our troops and veterans is to speak out against militarism and give existing veterans the care they need'
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Don’t Thank Me Anymore... Just Care for Veterans Who Return and Work To End All War
This past Saturday morning in Saint Louis, MO I was walking home when I saw a people gathering and portions of the street being blocked. I live downtown, so it could have been another run, walk or festival. I asked someone who looked like a participant and he told me it was for the Veterans Day...
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If Ohio Bans Gerrymandering Today, There Could be Hope for American Democracy
As voters go to the polls today in communities across the country, one state considers a bold fix for our broken political process.
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