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'Bush No Better' Than Trump: Gold Star Mom Cindy Sheehan Decries Whitewashing of Warmonger
"Where is the movement to oppose U.S. wars, instead of liberal handwringing over botched messages of condolence?"
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Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn't Fall, They Were Pushed
Of all the world’s holidays commemorating wars, Memorial Day should be one of sober reflection on war’s horrible costs, surely not a moment to glorify warfare or lust for more wars.
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Iraq, Libya...Iran? US Activists Mark War Anniversaries with Spring Rising
March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam Hussein...
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Tomas Young, Rest in Peace
There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side. He was one...
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Rising Call: No Strikes. No Troops. No War in Iraq.
Choosing the same path of military intervention that wrought the current crisis would be a disaster, war critics charge.
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Portrait of Kevin Zeese by Robert Shetterly. Views
Big Tent Activism: On Why I Painted Kevin Zeese
Editor's note: The artist's essay that follows accompanies the 'online unveiling'—exclusive to Common Dreams—of Shetterly's latest painting in his " Americans Who Tell the Truth " portrait series, presenting those who have courageously engaged in the social, environmental, or economic issues of...
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'The Country You Destroyed': A Letter to George W. Bush
George W. Bush George W. Bush Presidential Center PO Box 560887 Dallas, Texas, 57356 Dear Mr. Bush: A few days ago I received a personalized letter from your Presidential Center which included a solicitation card for donations that actually provided words for my reply. They included “I’m honored to...
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Tomas Young and the End of the Body of War
Tomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a sniper’s bullet in Baghdad’s Sadr City. The single bullet paralyzed him from the chest down, and changed his life forever. Now, nine years later, at the age of 33, Tomas has decided to end his life. He...
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The Crucifixion of Tomas Young
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie documentary “Body of War.” He was one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. He fought as...
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When Police Spy on Free Speech, Democracy Suffers
Psst! Check out this super-secret Boston Police "intelligence report": "Local activists have been trying to get 'celebrity guest speakers' (Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon) for the March 24th demonstration, but at this time it appears that they have been unable to book any of these speakers for their...
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