Tag Archives: war and peace

Robert Koehler | A Public Plan for Peace

Something is dangerously loose at the American core: a need for endless war combined with a nuclear recklessness uncontained by public scrutiny. By Robert C. Koehler  Common Dreams  April 27, 2017 The American will to wage war — endless war, pointless war, total war — is, I fear, impervious to public opinion and even political action. […]

Wendell Berry: A Pacifist Protest Against the Peaceful Drone

Berry The drones were not as precise as I had hoped, for they sometimes miss the designated enemy and hit an innocent bystander—the sort of operator’s error that we must classify as normal. The enemies of peace resent these errors just as much as we peace-lovers would. And so the drones have very likely made more enemies than they have killed.

“Sunshine is the best antidote to tyranny”> Independent Journalism on War, Conflict and Human Rights – NCMR 2013

Jeff Cohen, Amy Goodman, Norman Solomon, Marjorie Cohn, & Sonali Kolhatkar on war, journalism, civil rights, drones, human rights, citizen journalism, Bradley Manning and much much more.  videofreepress Published on Apr 11, 2013 Subscribe or “Follow” us on WAMMToday.org. For the TC EVENTS calendar and the ACTIONS AND ACTION ALERTS click on the tab at the top of the page […]

Jim Rigby> Christmas Is No Time to Talk About War and Peace

Christmas Is No Time to Talk About War and Peace Jim Rigby    Sunday 25 December 2011     Truthout | Op-Ed International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. John R. Allen conducts an on-site survey of ISAF outposts in Paktika province, Afghanistan, December 19, 211. (Photo: Sgt. April Campbell / U.S. Army) When I heard the […]

Luke Wilcox: Embedded with Peacemakers in Iraq

 Luke Wilcox:  Report from Iraq Luke Wilcox is Development and Communications Director with the Iraq American Reconciliation Project (IARP). For the last 5 weeks, I’ve lived and worked with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams and my host, Sami Rasouli. Tomorrow I fly back to Minneapolis. It has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience. The many Iraqis […]

Facts and Fairy Tales: How the Military and the Civilian Are Blurring in Washington

How the Military and the Civilian Are Blurring in Washington  By William J. Astore        Tom Dispatch I have a fairy tale for you.  Once upon a time, a representative democracy was established with a constitution that distilled the wisdom of the ages.  Its foundational principles included civilian control of the military and a system of checks […]