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Edwin Starr: WAR

You'll say, "War" I'll say, "Huh, yeah" You'll say, "What is it good for?" I'll say, "Absolutely" You'll say, "Nothing"

Chris Hedges: The Lie of Patriotism

Nationalists do not venerate veterans. They venerate veterans who read from the approved patriotic script. America is the greatest and most powerful country on earth. Those we fight are depraved barbarians. Our enemies deserve death. God is on our side. Victory is assured. Our soldiers and Marines are heroes.

Ann Wright: Dangerous Military Buildup in Asia and Pacific

Wright: The Jeju Island naval base will be the homeport for ships that carry the U.S. Aegis missiles. Many on the island call it a U.S. naval base since it will be a key part of the U.S. "pivot" to Asia and the worldwide U.S. missile defense system. They believe that the naval base will be used as frequently by U.S. warships as by South Korean ships and submarines. With a naval base on Jeju Island, they believe that Jeju Island becomes a target should military hostilities break out in Asia and the Pacific.

Chris Hedges: Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’

The belief that a race or class is contaminated is used by ruling elites to justify quarantining the people of that group. But quarantine is only the first step. By Chris Hedges   truthdig.com   July  14, 2014   Palestinians salvage what they can of their belongings from the rubble of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza More

Karma Of Dissent: An Interview With Ann Wright

"Here's somebody that's spent a lot of years of her life in the military and the diplomatic corps and is now willing to speak about peace and challenge the rationale that America needs to have war in order to be the dominant power in the world." By Ann Wright (about the author)  opednews.com  June 5, 2014 In late More

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Thus the dear children survive elementary school, junior high school, and finally high school, only to be sent off to kill people in places like Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. There they learn not to distinguish those who are defending their countries from invasion from those who either cannot fight (like children and the elderly) or More

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