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Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

Nowhere in 18 hours of programming does the G.I. resistance movement merit mention and “instead of honoring the civilian peace movement for its accomplishments, activists are generally belittled as self-interested and self-indulgent, with stress on its supposed deep antagonism toward American soldiers,” the ad protests.

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

Joseph Gerson | The Peace Movement and Resistance in Dark Times

Our responsibility is to resist, resist and transform.

Laura Flanders | Jeremy Scahill: Rising Up Against Empire and the Easter Uprising (Video)

Jeremy Scahill on drones, activism today, assassinations, and more.

Truthdigger of the Week: The Late Daniel Berrigan, Lifelong Activist for Peace

A Jesuit priest from Minnesota, Berrigan was also “a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called ‘American military imperialism’ ”—just some of the roles ascribed to him in the more than hour long “Democracy Now!” special

David Swanson | The Incomprehensible Idea: What Opposing All Wars Means

Swanson: Let me give you an idea of how out of touch I am. I would have thought that every peace activist in the United States would oppose the new development of Russia bombing Syria. We’ve always said, and some of us have even believed, that war was immoral and illegal and unacceptable no matter who did it.

Evergreene Digest: It’s The Blind Partisanship

“While the Democratic Party was able to leverage antiwar sentiments effectively in promoting its own electoral success, the antiwar movement itself ultimately suffered organizationally from its ties to the Democratic Party.” “[T]he parties agree more on the substance of policy than their political rhetoric suggests.” Chris Hedges | The Left Has Lost It’s Nerve and […]

Mairead Maguire: The Abolition of Militarism

At Sarajevo, 100 Years Later by MAIREAD MAGUIRE  Counterpunch.org  JUNE 05, 2014 We are all aware that this is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of  Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo which led to the start of the First World War in l9l4. What started here in Sarajevo was a century of two global wars, a Cold […]

Mairead Maguire. Syria: An Open Letter to the American People

Mother Agnes will be speaking via Skype at 4200 Cedar Ave. So. in Minneapolis on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Sponsored by the Middle East Committee of Women Against Military Madness. “Mother Agnes is bringing to America a universal message your country knows well. She presents it through the story of Syria. I […]

Action> NDAA Indefinite Detention of American Citizens Without Trial> Minneapolis/St. Paul

Protest NDAA!  Tell Obama Stop Support for Political Repression Friday, January 6th @ 4:30 PM @ Obama for America Office, 2722 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis Join a picket in front of the “Obama For America” campaign office in Minneapolis to protest the president’s track record trampling on our civil liberties.   Last week President Obama’s […]

When the World Outlawed War, by David Swanson, via Michael Moore

When the World Outlawed War    By David Swanson    MichaelMoore.com Remarks at Lynchburg College on September 26, 2011 I’d like to thank Dave Freier for inviting me, and all of you for being here.  I think I was invited to speak about my most recent book, War Is A Lie, but I asked Professor Freier if […]