If the Democratic Party and its presidential nominee, Joe Biden, have a weak spot, it is their general fondness –since the debacle of the Vietnam War– for military solutions and support, including the selling of American weapons, of governments whose… Read More ›
By John Frederick Kaufman So the United States suddenly felt the need to give our MOAB (“mother of all bombs”)–more officially known as GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast–a try on Thursday in the desert of Eastern Afghanistan. Though the bomb has… Read More ›
Surely it’s time to refute the great American myth our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. so believe in: an armed citizenry and war abroad will protect us from criminal and terrorist violence. There is a sort of mass mental incongruity going on, a splitting… Read More ›
Arguing against military retaliation/intervention is not appeasement or surrender; it is an attempt to limit violence everywhere . . .
One question not heard at last night’s Republican presidential debate in Milwaukee was anything about what we might call “Patriotgate.” This has nothing to do with deflated footballs but does include the New England Patriots, as well as the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers… Read More ›
“These are people who had been working hard for months, non-stop for the past week. They had not gone home, they had not seen their families, they had just been working in the hospital to help people… and now they… Read More ›
On this International Day of Peace , as the United States and other nations have returned to war in the Middle East, it is appropriate to read again the United Nations’ document “Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace”,… Read More ›
Showing the nation that he still has a sense of humor, Pres. Obama nominated Wisconsin’s foreign policy firebrand , Sen. Ron Johnson, to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly. Johnson, who is not a great fan of what the United Nations… Read More ›
Back in May of this year, in a speech at the West Point military academy, President Obama spoke of confronting foreign terrorists not with military violence but with strategic cooperation among nations: “For the foreseeable future, the most direct threat to America at… Read More ›
Via The Capital Times of Madison, WI and writer David Giffey comes this fine opinion piece on Vietnam War vet and peace activist Chuck Goranson. –JK David Giffey: Chuck Goranson’s legacy: working for peace and helping vets : Ct.
“Nonviolent resistance, at the very least, practices what it preaches.”
I’m breaking my summer silence once again to declare, for what it’s worth, my strong opposition– to the United States’ new bombing campaign in Iraq, the return of military hostilities between Hamas and Israel, and the ongoing war in Ukraine… Read More ›