Tag Archives: #endwar

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever, by David Swanson

“There are still about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.” That says it all, in shorthand.

Digging Deeper, Afghanistan, by Kathy Kelly

On May 13, a single-file procession of Pashto men started off on a 400-mile trek along dusty roads from Helmand to Kabul, to call for the Afghan government and the warring parties to end the war.

David Swanson Discusses “Curing American Exceptionalism”

Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? 

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

GETTING BEYOND WAR AND MILITARISM: THE TO-DO LIST

The compartmentalized mind is a colonized mind.

Who Calls Anyone “Civilized?” by Cathy Breen

“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency. 

The Many American Wars No One Notices

A discussion of the human and political costs of war as well as trillions of dollars spent.

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.

Pentagon to Allow Nuclear Responses to Non-Nuclear Attacks by Marjorie Cohn

This new strategy opens the door to first-use of nuclear weapons, which is prohibited under international law.

Recommitting Ourselves to Nonviolent Tactics in a Time of War

A variety of creative and nonviolent tactics are available to counter “hate speech” and racism.

The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As a Crime

How can war’s status as a crime effectively deter the world’s leading war-maker from threatening and launching more wars, large and small? How can laws against war actually be put to use?

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

Two songs for today by the unparalleled Sister Rosetta Tharpe

40,000 people in 136 countries resolve to work to end all wars

Over 40,000 people in 136 countries have signed this statement. Will you take a few seconds and join them? I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us, that they kill, injure and traumatize adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment, erode civil liberties, and drain our economies, […]

#NoWar2016 | Protest at the Pentagon (Video)

Rev. Janice Sevre-Duszynska one of those arrested explained why she was at the Pentagon seeking a meeting today “The measure of a healthy society is how we treat the marginalized. How we can care for them in a just and humane manner when 56% of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon for its 800+ military bases and the killing?

Music Video: “War” by Edwin Starr

Original video of Edwin Starr singing his famous song: “War” [Original Music video from 1969] Originally written under the Motown label, and first performed by The Temptations, “War” was later re-released as a single with Edwin Starr as vocals. This version is considered a more emotional version and has become the most popular protest song […]

NYT | The Displaced: War has driven 30 million children from their homes

Nearly 60 million people are currently displaced from their homes by war and persecution — more than at any time since World War II. Half are children.

#ENOUGH: Thunderclap for Peace | The People’s Agreement to Abolish War

War costs us everything and resolves nothing.

FAIR: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the ‘Do Something’ Lie

Johnson: Regardless of one’s position on Syria—or whether they think the US is somehow secretly in alliance with Assad, as some advance—one thing cannot be said: that the US has “done nothing in Syria.” This is historically false.

“Children of War” Photo Series Tells Stories of Youth in Wartime Ukraine

Lisa, do you have a dream? “Yes. I want this war to end.”