Tag Archives: Afghanistan War

Celebrating Fifty Years of an Individual’s Courage in an Era of Apathy, by Danny Sjursen

“Still, there stands Daniel Ellsberg – and others like him; living and breathing correctives to any temptation towards apathy.”

Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

“There is not a single case since 1941 when the coups, political assassinations, election fraud, black propaganda, blackmail, kidnapping, brutal counter-insurgency campaigns, U.S. sanctioned massacres, torture in global black sites, proxy wars or military interventions carried out by the United States resulted in the establishment of a democratic government.”

Patrick Cockburn: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

Tom Engelhardt | Mapping a World from Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror 

The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…

Polly Mann> Believing in the Power of Love

Believing in the Power of Love By Polly Mann  February 2013  worldwidewamm.org I heard Fr. Elias Chacour, speak in the Twin Cities in 1984. He was one of the most moving speakers I have ever heard and yet his message was quite simple. Elias Chacour, who describes himself as Palestinian-Arab-Christian, is a firm believer in […]

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy

Drone Wars: Tactics in Search of a Strategy The confirmation hearings of John Brennan for director of the Central Intelligence Agency serve as the latest searing reminder of the intellectual rigamortis gripping the national security establishment and how brain dead we have become as a country in addressing strategy and strategic issues. by James A. […]

Nick Turse> Afghanistan’s Base Bonanza> Total Tops Iraq at That War’s Height

Afghanistan’s Base Bonanza  Total Tops Iraq at That War’s Height By Nick Turse  September 4, 2012   TomDispatch.com Afghanistan may turn out to be one of the great misbegotten “stimulus packages” of the modern era, a construction boom in the middle of nowhere with materials largely shipped in at enormous expense to no lasting purpose whatsoever.  […]

Tom Morello sings Stray Bullets with IVAW amid No NATO rally

Tom Morello Walks Out Into Audience When Sound System Goes Out in Chicago  By CR – Posted on 21 May 2012     Justice Through Music MAY 21, 2012 – The top activist musician today, Tom Morello, was out in Chicago amongst the activists who were protesting NATO bombing and unnecessary wars, and was playing a concert when the sound […]

Glenn Greenwald> America Afghanistan and American imperialism

America Afghanistan and American imperialism By Glenn Greenwald    March 21, 2012   OpEdNews    This article cross-posted from The Guardian Staff sergeant Robert Bales, left, is accused of shooting dead 16 Afghan villagers, including nine children. Photograph: Ryan Hallock/AFP/Getty Images  US army staff sergeant Robert Bales is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers, including nine children, […]

Kathy Kelly> Much to Forgive> The Story of Bibi Sadia

Kathy Kelly Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence Much to Forgive: The Story of Bibi Sadia Posted: 01/ 3/12 09:00 AM ET     Huffington Post  Kabul – Bibi Sadia and her husband Baba share a humble home with their son, his wife and their two little children. An Afghan human rights advocate suggested that we […]

Video> AFP member travels from Toronto to Washington DC on 10 year anniversary to call for an end to the war in Afghanistan.

Uploaded by afghans4peace on Oct 9, 2011 AFP member travels from Toronto to Washington DC on 10 year anniversary to call for an end to the war in Afghanistan. WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to WAMMToday from the blog website. […]

Is a Broader Peace Movement Finally Here? Come Home, America, a request from Coleen Rowley

I’m one of the original endorsers of this Come Home, America letter and which picked up 110 press release placements! Seems to be what we’ve been saying about putting these important issues ahead of loyalty to political parties and individual politicians. You’ll recognize some other Minnesota names too! Please considering signing on and sharing with […]