Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Honoring All Those Scarred by War

“They say: We leave you our deaths. Give them their meaning. We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.”

Hate Crimes, Resistance, and Revolutionaries: Stories by Chris Hedges (Videos)

Chris Hedges on religious extremism and hate crimes, resistance to fascism, and true revolutionaries.

If only . . .

 

Abby Martin: 100 Years of US Troops as Lab Rats

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

Ray McGovern: How to Honor Memorial Day

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.

A Vietnam Veteran Reflects on Memorial Day

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 […]

Evergreene Digest: Local Vets for Peace Chapter is Banned From Duluth’s Memorial Day Parade

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 […]

“Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars”> Come Home America & Democracy Now!

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 […]