War & Peace
Franklin | Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued more... 0 Comments
Annabeth | The Peace Movement not only has the terminology of war projected upon it, but at times embraces war terminology itself. How can we stand against war when we actively use the war words to describe our actions? Are we simply offering a different type of warcraft, non-violent generals, and non-violent troops? Or is it time to create a terminology of Peace to describe our actions, thus causing a shift in reality and in perceptions? more... 1 Comments
Gary Leupp | The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) announced last Saturday that its guerrilla forces, the New People’s Army, will observe a three-month ceasefire. This is particularly significant in that the move is a unilateral one. The regime might decide to respond in kind , and reign in the Royal Nepali Army, which is reportedly unhappy with the war and the king. But the Maoists, who will defend themselves in any case if attacked, seem less concerned with the government’s response than with the reaction of the mainstream political parties sidelined and abused since the king’s February 1 coup. more... 0 Comments
Geoff Mendoza | When one woman showed up outside George Bush’s ranch demanding nothing more than dialogue and received massive national media attention for weeks on end, the antiwar movement stopped momentarily to rethink itself. “Is this the new face of protest?” wrote The Nation. more... 5 Comments
John Tarleton | When the antiwar movement that converges on Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, it will, thanks to Cindy Sheehan, have wind in its sails. The case will be made (again) that the best way to support the troops in Iraq is to bring them home now. But who are the troops? What are they doing exactly, and how do they feel about it? more... 0 Comments
Antrim Caskey | KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—After almost 30 years of fighting – against the Russians, between rival warlords, and then the U.S. occupation – three generations of Afghans know life as war. Many cannot imagine any other future. “Afghanistan is never getting better. I am sure of it,” says Sayeed, a 24-year-old textile dealer in Kabul. more... 0 Comments
Mike Burke | Two short stories on the current state of the police state... more... 0 Comments
A.K. Gupta | Katrina wiped more than New Orleans off the map—it wiped coverage of the Iraq war almost completely out of the news. The single deadliest event of the occupation—the stampede on a bridge in Baghdad during a religious festival that killed almost 1,000 people on Aug. 31—was overwhelmed by the flood of hurricane coverage.
Jessica Lee | TUCSON, Arizona—Five women between the ages of 65 and 81 attempted to enlist in the U.S. Army and were arrested for criminal trespassing. Topped in Victorian hats and singing antiwar lyrics written to popular songs, the Tucson Raging Grannies surprised the world when they said they were serious about joining the Army. more... 0 Comments
F. Timothy Martin | Rundown of recent anti-war activism around the country. more... 0 Comments
A.K. Gupta | It’s all connected: the hurricane, Iraq, racism, global warming, a credulous media, a corrupt government, greedy corporations,
Jeremy Scahill | In the October 10, 2005 issue of The Nation, Jeremy Scahill reports on the private security firms operating in New Orleans. It contains new information on Israeli paramilitaries, more info on Blackwater and its ties to the White House and one very disturbing story about BATS security, an apparently unregistered firm, whose chief security officer admitted that he "shot up" some "black gangbangers" in New Orleans. more... 2 Comments
The NewStandard | The federal government is looking to punish Catholic activists who already escaped state prosecution for spilling their own blood at an Army recruitment office in protest of the US-led invasion of Iraq. more... 0 Comments
James Petras | On September 19 the first federal conspiracy trial of civilian war resisters to the US invasion of Iraq will take place in Binghamton, New York, a declining and decaying city in upstate New York, 3 hours northwest of New York City. This is the second trial of the “St Patrick’s Four” – over a year ago a jury in Ithaca, New York voted 9 to 3 in favor of acquittal in which the presiding Judge David Peeble conceded that the four had represented themselves “probably better than some of the attorneys that practice in this court.”more... 1 Comments
Anarchist Group BACK TO THE STREETS | Report on the recent development on the war that has been declared by the faccist gang that describe themselves as "Antiauthoritarian Movement" against anarchists in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Fight Back News Service | Washington, D.C. - A U.S. judge placed ads in Colombia’s newspapers the last week of August "ordering" the FARC - the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, to appear in his Washington D.C. courtroom. This adds to a list of bizarre procedures involving the extradition, imprisonment and trial of Ricardo Palmera, an important FARC leader. U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan ridiculously asserts that the FARC members should leave their homeland and come to the U.S. to appear on charges of, "taking hostages in violation of U.S. laws." more... 2 Comments
Sterling Brooks | This is the third major attack on Camp Casey. The one preceding this was the attack on the Cindy Sheean rally. more... 1 Comments
Mike Ferner | If nonviolent direct action is the most powerful tool we have to stop this war, what is the best time to exercise it? When a few hundred people surround the White House on September 26, or when a half-million (and more) people are in the streets September 24?
October 29th Coalition | Stop the War!
Welfano News | President Hugo Chavez of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was
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