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 ›
Speaking of perpetual war, the NY Times is reporting that the U.S. war in Afghanistan, which, despite a major withdrawal of troops, was never entirely over, has erupted again as the U.S. launched airstrikes and deployed Special Forces troops after the… Read More ›
Islamic State militants being driven out of #Kobane, Kurdish commander tells BBC http://t.co/JRe0aQuyYD pic.twitter.com/FdX6de7Fpa — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 16, 2014 I was struck yesterday by this BBC-tweeted photograph of people on the border between Turkey and Syria watching the fighting for… Read More ›
Claiming that the United States already has the legal authority under both U.S. and U.N. law, President Obama notified Congress that he has ordered more airstrikes in Iraq and, for the first time, dropped bombs and fired missiles into Syria… 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 ›
(Today I’m breaking my vow of summer silence on this digital domain. Silence until September will resume tomorrow.) The violence of war in Gaza/Israel and Ukraine has reached new, ever more appalling heights while routine gun violence in the United States continues at… Read More ›