Tag Archives: U.S. soldiers

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

Kathy Kelly: Enlightenment

The Pentagon’s request for operations in Afghanistan in 2013 is $85.6 billion, or $1.6 billion per week.   by Kathy Kelly  November 20, 2013  wammtoday.org I’ve been a guest in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following a week-long retreat with Colorado College students who are part of a course focused on nonviolence. In last weekend’s Colorado Springs Gazette, there […]

Ann Jones: They Didn’t Know What They Were Getting Into — The Cost of War American-Style

 America’s soldiers, when deployed, may no longer be “real people” even to their loved ones.  To girlfriends and wives, left alone at home with bills to pay and kids to raise, they evidently had to be mythic Warriors of historic importance saving the nation even at the sacrifice of their own lives.  Otherwise, what was […]

Anne Winkler-Morey> Honor Veterans! Stop Making Them!

Honor Veterans! Stop Making Them! From June 2011 to August 2012 my partner David and I rode our bicycles 12,200 miles, from our home in Minneapolis around the perimeter of the United States. On the trip we observed a puzzling contradiction. People overwhelmingly oppose the current wars, yet young people are still signing up to […]

e.e. cummings> “by jingo by gee by gosh by gum”

“next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims’ and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn’s early my country tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it we should worry in every language even deafanddumb thy sons acclaim your glorious name by […]