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Talk Nation Radio: Nicolas Davies on War Profiteers
Nicolas J. S. Davies writes about U.S. foreign policy, war and militarism for Consortium News and other outlets. He has been working as a researcher with CODEPINK, and co-authored its report on “War Profiteers: the U.S. War Machine and the … Continue reading
Classical Conditioning for Peace
According to the analysis of police-murder-instigator Dave Grossman, the reason that only a minority of soldiers attempted to kill in World War II and earlier wars was a general aversion to committing murder. And the reason that the vast majority … Continue reading
Mutiny, Class, Authority and Respect
I recently finished The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, a painstakingly researched history of the mutiny, but with a focus on how the story was shaped by influential families after the fact to save the life … Continue reading
Nobody to Vote For
When I say there is nobody to vote for, I don’t just mean the familiar complaint that the candidates may be different shades of evil but are all too evil to support, that the earth’s climate does not recover one … Continue reading
The Earthquake in International Alliances
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org (UPDATE about the Khashoggi case, posted at end.) America’s international alliances are transforming in fundamental ways. The likelihood of World War III is increasing, and has been increasing ever since 2012 when the U.S. … Continue reading
Boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Here’s Why:
Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org NATO — the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE — has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international ‘news’-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites … Continue reading
Jamal Khashoggi: Where The Road to Damascus & The Path to 9/11 Converge
By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Road to Damascus … Continue reading
Talk Nation Radio: Mark Dworkin on Navy Jet Noise Over Washington State
Mark Dworkin is, together with Melissa Young, an award-winning documentary film director, and the director of an important new film called Plane Truths. You can find Mark and Melissa at movingimages.org and this movie at planetruths.org. Plane Truths looks at … Continue reading
Video of a Workshop I Just Did in Santa Cruz on Abolishing War:
Video of a Workshop I Just Did in Santa Cruz on Abolishing War: Workshop first half: Workshop second half: Speech the night before: Speech and Q&A second half: Speech text We Need a New Armistice Day Speech and Q&A in … Continue reading
How Many Households Qualify as Middle Class?
What does it take to be middle class nowadays? Defining the middle class is a parlor game, with most of the punditry referring to income brackets as the defining factor. People tend to self-report that they belong to the middle class … Continue reading