Teaching Peace: We Are Not Your Soldiers Visits NYC High Schools to Reveal Devastation Caused by U.S. Military
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“Have you killed before?” a wide-eyed student asked him. Jeremy answered that he never pulled the trigger, but he does regret every day, every hour, the role he played in death and suffering.
Jeremy is a young, tall, green-eyed ex-Marine officer. His life was very good; his Connecticut town wealthy, educated. On his way to a college class in 2001, he saw everyone crying. A large screen showed the second tower falling. At that moment, he felt a powerful solidarity with other Americans. His grandfather was an Iwo Jima veteran. After 9/11, Jeremy experienced national pride, and in 2006, he signed up.
Debra Sweet | May 25, 2016
The commander in chief is making highly provocative visits to countries the United States did the most significant damage to in the last century. He's in Vietnam, where more than 2 million were killed in the illegitimate U.S. war on the people. Napalm, B-52 bombers, "tiger cages," and the words "My Lai" will not come from Obama's lips. The State Department has made it clear Obama is not in Hiroshima, Japan, to apologize for the U.S. first use of a nuclear bomb on the people there.
Cheers to Ellen Chenoweth, creator of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Augmented Reality Project
Reality according to the "The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum":
Michael Ratner, who died of cancer last week, had distinct responsibility for calling for, doing legal work to bring about, and organizing, the team of more than 600 attorneys who defended the prisoners at Guantanamo. No one else was doing that — and the government certainly did not expect anyone would. It took winning a decision in the Supreme Court for the prisoners to get habeas corpus rights, and then winning it repeatedly. Thanks to the Center for Constitutional Rights, of which Michael was President and then President Emeritus.
Members of World Can't Wait Chicago joined impassioned groups and individuals from across the Midwest at the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana on May 15 to say no to fossil fuels. This was one of dozens of coordinated actions around the world (more here). After a rally that drew about 750 people, we joined a march and walked for over a mile past enormous oil tanks, railroad tracks used by trains transporting huge quantities of oil and tall smokestacks some emitting flames.
Twenty-two-year-old Samantha Morris is a social worker at an Alabama-based nonprofit organization who works hard to attend to the needs of men and women recently released from prison or still incarcerated. When she began her job in 2015, she declined the nonprofit's offer to allocate a portion of her monthly wages into a 401(k) account. "At the time, I didn't want to take money out of my paycheck every month to invest through the organization that I work for," Morris said. However, like many young professionals anxious about their future, Morris found it prudent to save money, if possible, by investing in stocks and mutual funds.
The film “Eye in the Sky” builds drama through excruciating minutes ticking by as politicians debate the legality and morality of sending Hellfire missiles into a house in Nairobi Kenya where tiny surveillance drones show figures strapping on suicide vests, just as a young girl unwittingly sets up shop nearby. She is full of life, and would be likely killed.
The U.S. drone war program will be examined on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6 pm at a symposium at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law entitled: “Inside Drone Warfare: Perspectives of Whistleblowers, Families of Drone Victims and Their Lawyers.”
You could do a lot of damage by putting your hopes, and your resources and time, behind a candidate for president in 2016.
Why? There is no one seeking to be Commander in Chief in 2016 from either party who will: