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They themselves were fully at rest, they suffer’d not,
“The living remain’d and suffer’d, the mother suffer’d,
And the wife and the child and the musing comrade suffer’d,
And the armies that remain’d suffer’d.”
“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”
Chris Hedges on religious extremism and hate crimes, resistance to fascism, and true revolutionaries.
Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin teleSUR English on May 23, 2016 On Memorial Day, politicians will speak at ceremonies all over the country and repeat their favorite mantra: “Support the troo… Source: Abby Martin: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats
McGovern: Many of the high-and-mighty delivering the approved speeches on Monday will glibly refer to and mourn “the fallen.” None are likely to mention the culpable policymakers and complicit generals who added to the fresh graves at Arlington National Cemetery and around the country.
Father, husband, Chicago Public Schools history teacher & Spoken Word Poetry Coach, committed to promoting and improving urban public education Dave Stieber HuffingtonPost.com Posted: 05/23/2014 10:02 am EDT Updated: 05/23/2014 10:59 am EDT This post is written by my father, Arnold Stieber who was infantry in the Army stationed in Vietnam from 1970-1971. He is currently the coordinator […]
The episode reminded me of why I lost interest in attending Memorial Day and Armistice Day (now re-labelled Veteran’s Day) events and parades a long time ago. “I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.”– Dwight D. Eisenhower The […]
Democracy Now! Special on Memorial Day and thoughts on Memorial Day by Thomas Knapp of Come Home America Another Memorial Day in This Endless War By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan In a remarkable but little-noticed oversight hearing last week, the Senate Armed Services Committee looked at “The Law of Armed Conflict, the Use of […]