Tag Archives: War/Peace

Derek McGee> An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS

An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS Derek McGee    January 25, 2012 This article appeared in the February 13, 2012 edition of The Nation. An American flag flies over the empty Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park as dawn breaks, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) In late […]

Video, After 9/11: Ten Years of War

A special production by James Corbett for GlobalResearchTV The Centre for Research on Globalization in collaboration with Canadians for 9/11 Truth present a Commemorative Public Conference: AFTER 9/11: TEN YEARS OF WAR Thursday, September 8, 2011, Montreal, Canada The tragic events of September 11, 2001, which claimed many lives in the United States, have since […]

Obama’s Secret Wars: How Our Shady Counter-Terrorism Policies Are More Dangerous Than Terrorism

Obama’s Secret Wars: How Our Shady Counter-Terrorism Policies Are More Dangerous Than Terrorism Obama should be held accountable for vastly expanding the military establishment’s worldwide license to kill. By Fred Branfman   July 11, 2011  |        Alternet.org Although President’s Obama’s partial Afghan troop withdrawal announcement has received more attention, his June 29 “National Strategy for Counterterrorism” is of […]

Video: “Sometimes we may hurt like the Afghan dove”

Uploaded by ourjourneytosmile on Jul 4, 2011 Dear friends in an antagonistic world, In the face of a broken Afghan dove, what can the people ask for? In the face of possible ‘doom’, what can we ask for? Y Not listen? Y Not Converse? Have conversations between the People and world leaders become so impossible in these ‘democratic’ […]

Video: Billionaires Told Off!!!

Billionaires Told Off!!! WAMM “Billionaires” met this remarkable women when we were talking with passersby in downtown Minneapolis. WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) members were satirizing the outrageous situation where the Legislature had shut down the state government rather than modestly raise the taxes of the wealthiest.

Klobuchar Peace Rally Draws Optimism for Rallying

Minneapolis, MN, June 30, 2011. A group of dedicated peace activists rallied in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office to plead for the Senator’s help in voting down war appropriations and in bringing all troops home now from Afghanistan and Iraq. “The economy is in the can, US out of Afghanistan” said one protester. Another […]

Why Women Need to Be Part of the Peace Process (in Afghanistan and elsewhere)

Why Women Need to Be Part of the Peace Process by Theresa de Langis   Originally published on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 by Waging Nonviolence.  From CommonDreams.org What is wrong with this picture? After all, it looks like a typical photo of world leaders making decisions for their countries. That is precisely the problem. What’s wrong is the […]

Media’s selective memory: Defining ‘Withdrawal’ from Afghanistan

Media Advisory Defining ‘Withdrawal’ from Afghanistan Media’s selective memory on Obama escalations 6/23/11 Barack Obama’s June 22 announcement of a phased troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was often portrayed as a major step towards ending the war, with many outlets neglecting to accurately explain the pace of escalation that has happened under his watch. When Obama […]

Who will protect us from our government?

The USA PATRIOT Act is moving through the House and Senate and must be acted on before May 27, 2011.  H.R. 1805 (Conyers) and S. 193 and S.290 (Leahy) are in committee.  These bills would renew the Patriot Act until December 31, 2013. Called the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, the act would […]

The Afghan War: a waste of lives, time, and money?

Osama bin Laden:  Cold War Veteran The following is an excerpt from an article for The Guardian  in Britain By Mark Weisbrot.  May 3, 2011 The full article is available on The Guardian’s website. The “war on terror” was made to order for the post-cold war era, and enthusiasts such as then Vice President Dick […]

Amy Goodman Loses a Sidekick

Amy Goodman Loses a Sidekick By Polly Mann              I first saw him when Amy was doing a program in the Twin Cities a few years ago.  There was a demonstration “Democracy Now” was trying to film.  She was out on the street when she was set upon by the police.  […]

Chris Hedges speaks in TC, April 20, 2011

Chris Hedges on the State of America Chris Hedges spoke about his new book, The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress, the state of American Democracy, American mainstream media, and answered questions from the audience. The full talk is included here.  Click on the link and it will take you to […]

The Sacred Cow on Tax Day

How is the War Economy Working for You? A WAMMToday Editorial Comment What no one bothers to mention in all this going after the corporations who have not paid their taxes is that the weapons’ manufacturers have profited greatly from the wars.  (Although GE is also a weapons’ manufacturer, but I see no mention of […]

Women Irate at Remarks by President of Yemen

from The New York Times . . . thousands of women in this staunchly conservative country made Mr. Saleh an object of public derision. Women demonstrated in Sana, Yemen, on Saturday, demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  Gamal Noman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By LAURA KASINOF Published:April 16, 2011 in The New York […]

It’s time: A reflection on war, family and action

It’s time: A reflection on war, family and action The story of Lisa Gray and Corporal Andrew Wilfahrt BY LISA GRAY April 04, 2011            Twin City Daily Planet  tcdailyplanet.net Reposted with permission from the author. The headline in The Washington Post from March 2nd, 2011 read,“Lt. Gen. John Kelly, who lost his […]

Obama lies about Libya

The following article will be published in the April editions of Southside Pride. Obama lies about Libya By Ed Felien Barack Obama tried to explain the U. S. war against Libya on Monday, March 28, and he said a number of things that simply are not true. He said, “Gaddafi had lost the confidence of his people.”  Compared […]

Press Conference with Malalai Joya

Afghan Activist Malalai Joya Speaks in Minneapolis

The “bravest woman in Afghanistan” Afghan activist, writer and a former politician, Malalai Joya spoke at St. Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis. She was dismissed from the Afghan parliament for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament. Joya is an outspoken critic of […]