Tag Archives: accountability

Caroline Donnellan: The Costs and Ethics of Modern Warfare

From the article: As these technologies continue to gain traction, it becomes necessary to consider how they fare in terms of transparency, accountability, and their contribution to world peace.

An open letter to Sen. Klobuchar on the 10th anniversary of the torture memos

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/discussion/2012/07/16/free-speech-zone-open-letter-sen-klobuchar-10th-anniversary-torture-memos

January 10 statement on torture to Henn. Cty. Board of Commissioners

January 10 statement on torture to Henn. Cty. Board of Commissioners & proposed resolution Mr. Chair, Commissioners. My name is Chuck Turchick and I live in Minneapolis. You have my sympathy. I have gotten a hold of your leg on the issue of accountability for U.S.-committed torture, and when that happens, I tend not to […]

Video: Joseph Stiglitz Was at Occupy Wall Street and He Looked Like He Was Having a Great Time

Joseph Stiglitz Was at Occupy Wall Street and He Looked Like He Was Having a Great Time Linette Lopez | Oct. 3, 2011, 12:47 PM | Business Insider Economist Joseph Stiglitz was at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park yesterday. He was joined by New York Times book reviewer a and economics columnist, Jeff Madrick. Here are some highlights: Stiglitz looked surprised […]

Today is a sad day

Dear Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Representative Ellison: Today is a sad day. It is the ninth anniversary of the John Yoo-Jay Bybee “torture memos,” which were eventually withdrawn after unsuccessfully attempting to define torture out of existence. But it’s our actions in the nine years since that time that truly sadden me. I am saddened […]

Video: “Sometimes we may hurt like the Afghan dove”

Uploaded by ourjourneytosmile on Jul 4, 2011 Dear friends in an antagonistic world, In the face of a broken Afghan dove, what can the people ask for? In the face of possible ‘doom’, what can we ask for? Y Not listen? Y Not Converse? Have conversations between the People and world leaders become so impossible in these ‘democratic’ […]

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks

There Are Some People Who Don’t Like Change; For Everyone Else There’s Wikileaks from WarIsACrime.org   David Swanson’s Blog Wikileaks brillant MasterCard Commercial Parody

Why Women Need to Be Part of the Peace Process (in Afghanistan and elsewhere)

Why Women Need to Be Part of the Peace Process by Theresa de Langis   Originally published on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by Waging Nonviolence.  From CommonDreams.org What is wrong with this picture? After all, it looks like a typical photo of world leaders making decisions for their countries. That is precisely the problem. What’s wrong is the […]

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country

The story of two brothers and their courageous walk across the country:  Minnesota Move to Amend.  No corporate personhood. About a year ago, on May 16th to be exact,  two brothers – both Vietnam veterans and both in their 60s, with deep roots in Minnesota – set out to walk across the country for democracy; California; Nevada; Utah; […]

Chris Hedges speaks in TC, April 20, 2011

Chris Hedges on the State of America Chris Hedges spoke about his new book, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, the state of American Democracy, American mainstream media, and answered questions from the audience. The full talk is included here.  Click on the link and it will take you to […]

Malkia Cyril, Center for Media Justice, on corporate power vs. the people–we need a new kind of merger . . .

I need you, I need you, I need freedom . . . We sit at the door of an incredible opportunity . . . Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice Malkia Cyril spoke at the National Conference for Media Reform in Boston on April 8, 2011. The conference was presented by Free Press. […]

Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march

Stop Blacking Out Progressive Protests Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march Reported by FAIR:  Fairness and Accuracy in Media     Fair.org A sparsely attended Tea Party rally in Washington, D.C., on March 31 in support of federal spending cuts received generous media attention. One report (Slate, 3/31/11) suggested there was “at […]

Change the Media, Change the World: The National Conference on Media Reform

Change the Media, Change the World:  The National Conference on Media Reform Impressions and Comments by Sue Ann Martinson What happens when 2500 media mavens who are organizers, techies, professors, students, high school teachers, activists, citizen journalists, and media advocates of all stripes get together?  That’s what happened the weekend of April 8-10, 2011 in […]

That is the harsh reality obscured by the media’s focus on celebrity gossip, sports rivalries and lotteries . . .

The mainstream media’s role in creating illusions of power for average Americans.  Excerpted from an article by Robert Sheer on Reader Supported News.  www.readersupportednews.org Robert Scheer | The Peasants Need Pitchforks The delusion of a classless America in which opportunity is equally distributed is the most effective deception perpetrated by the moneyed elite that controls […]

WHY IS IT EASIER TO POINT A FINGER AT A TEACHER THAN A BILLIONAIRE? by WAMM Member Polly Kellogg

Polly says this is a draft, and she would like some feedback.  Email her at pkellogg@stcloudstate.edu WHY IS IT EASIER TO POINT A FINGER AT A TEACHER THAN A BILLIONAIRE? Teachers do the most important job in our society. Let’s get real. Who among us could teach 5 classes of 25 youngsters 5 days a […]

An apology to my government officials re: torture

Dear President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Senators Klobuchar and Franken, and Congressman Ellison: I wish to apologize for all the emails I have been sending you on the issue of accountability for U.S.-committed torture. I did not realize that as government officials who took oaths to uphold the Constitution, you were protecting many more rights […]