Tag Archives: Afghanistan

The Enemy Within, by Chris Hedges

“The impeachment of Trump, despite the enthusiasm of the liberal elite, is mostly cosmetic. The entire political and governmental system is corrupt.”

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?

How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen

Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

A Veterans’ Anti-War Movement Takes Root at Peacestock, by Danny Sjursen

Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

No War on Venezuela; MPAC on Syria

Troops Home Now – Out of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, and Off the Borders!

Minnesota Peace Action Coalition Statement on Trump’s Troop Withdrawal Plans

It’s clear the question is not “how” the troops will be brought home, but whether they will be brought home at all.

Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR

Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.

Chris Hedges: The Soldier’s Tale

“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”

On Purpose, In Kabul by Kathy Kelly

“In short,” says Chapman, the U.S. government “made things worse rather than better.”

Where on earth is the just economy that works for all, including Afghan children?

Oxfam calculated that the world’s eight richest individuals had as much wealth as the poorest half of the world.

War Deaths and Taxes by John LaForge

This year at least 47% of federal income taxes goes to the military!

Chelsea Manning: We Need to Stop This ‘Death Machine of Power’

All these systems are overlapping, and they’re suffocating people, deliberately and methodically, over decades. And this has been a continuing—you know, like people have been building this whirling death machine of power for decades now.

Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.

Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One

Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: “That’s All” and “Down by the Riverside” (Music Video)

Two songs for today by the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe

State of Surveillance (Video)

[Snowden] illustrates how the innards of every phone can act as pathways through which institutions can track your every move.

Ann Wright | Diplomacy has taken a back seat to military operations in U.S. foreign policy. The drone program is a prime example.

The Bush administration’s wholesale rejection of the ban on targeted killing or political assassinations reversed a quarter-century of bipartisan U.S. foreign policy.

Forty-Five Blows Against Democracy: How US Military Bases Back Dictators, Autocrats and Military Regimes by David Vine

This pattern of daily support for dictatorship and repression around the world should be a national scandal in a country supposedly committed to democracy.