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Smashing 'The Face' of the Anti-War Movement: The Paradox of Cindy Sheehan

Chris Anderson | "This is my resignation letter as the 'face' of the American anti-war movement. This is not my 'Checkers' moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system."
--Cindy Sheehan, in an open letter, May 28, 2007.

"Carly, this is her last quarter at university, and she’ll be graduating. You know, I want to be there for her to help her through this. She’s majoring in history. I majored in history."
-- Cindy Sheehan on Democracy Now, May 30, 2007 more...  0 Comments

How We’re Animalistic — in Good Ways and Bad: MAUREEN DOWD - Neocon Animals


Sheehan 'Resigns' as War Protest Leader

cypher | However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the "left" started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of "right or left", but "right and wrong." more...  1 Comments


Thomas Riggins | Bush's aides maintain that poll questions don't allow us know what the American people really think. more...  0 Comments

Ideas cannot be killed.

posted by F Espinoza | More than 600,000 people have lost their lives in Iraq and more than 2 million have been forced to emigrate since the American invasion began... more...  0 Comments

Video from Iraq Veterans Against the War: Operation First Casualty

Meerkat Media Collective | Over Memorial Day weekend, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War brought a small piece of the war home with Operation First Casualty. more...  0 Comments

An Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan

Brent Herbert | As you may have heard, Cindy has resigned in despair, and has given up all hope... more...  3 Comments

IVAW Street Theater - Photos

Irina Ivanova | Beginning at Columbus Circle at 9am, the group of eight veterans in camouflage fatigues acted out the reality of the Iraq war throughout the day - encountering shocked tourists and passersby along the way. more...  1 Comments

2005.07.04 Faslane, CIRCA etc. . .

email | G8 actions Faslane, gathering at the gate "brunch not bombs," with songs, statements, She Boom drum ensemble, Samba band, Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) and Rinky Dink crew (bicycle powered music) more...  0 Comments

Bush expects everything to be solved with a bang.

posted by F Espinoza | Bush is an apocalyptic person. I observe his eyes, his face and his obsessive preoccupation with pretending that everything he sees on the "invisible screens" are spontaneous thoughts... more...  0 Comments

Trust and Betrayal: PAUL KRUGMAN - Misled Into War; MAUREEN DOWD, FRANK RICH

PAUL KRUGMAN - THE NEW YORK TIMES | KRUGMAN: Future historians will shake their heads over how easily America was misled into war.

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Normalized Violence - Violence in Everyday Life

Margot Kassmann | Violence is a primal phenomenon of humanity. Admitting we live in a culture of violence is hard. Violence is part of the horrific everyday life of many people.. Nonviolent education strengthens civil courage. Promoting trust, responsibility and conflict resolution in education furthers children's moral ability to judge. The message of the Bible is very clear: No violence! more...  1 Comments

Woman Assaulted at West Point Protest

Kathy Devlin | West Point anti-war protest became interesting when a small group of Pro-War Pro Busher’s tried with microphones and insults to drown out the voices that spoke truth to power. I was actually assaulted by one of the Scripture Quoting counter demonstrators. I crossed the street and was punched in the kidney numerous times. The police would not allow my husband or son to come to my defense. I have been going to protests my whole life and never saw a more vicious bunch of animals then those counter protesters today." more...  24 Comments

Check this guy out. Let's force the media to give him more press.

From Joe | "While the media has attempted to spin his words and acuse him of saying Americans are to blame for being hated, Paul was actually making it clear that it is the policy of the US government that is to blame and that has continued to stimulate hatred, sometimes even for its own gain.

In his famed Neoconned speech a few years ago for example, Paul outlined the fact that the self-proclaimed neo-conservatives are not conservative and there is nothing new about the disgraceful philosophy to which they adhere. Their philosophy of endless war and big government really finds its roots in Machiavelli's obsession with the “greatness of the state” along with Trotsky's belief in “permanent revolution.”
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Operation First Casualty: Iraq Vets Bring Truth of War Home

Jose Vasquez | In an effort to illuminate the true reality of the conflict in Iraq, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will engage in a series of street theater actions around the New York City area on Sunday, May 27. more...  0 Comments

Spartacist League Says Don't Run Minutemen Off Campus

The Internationalist | Accompanying state repression against immigrants in post-9/11 America, racist vigilantes have escalated violent anti-immigrant attacks. The most prominent of these sinister groups is the so-called Minuteman Project which has staged armed "border patrols" hunting "illegal aliens" along the Mexican border. We have warned: "The Minutemen are shot through with fascist outfits.... These are not just racist bigots: they are armed and dangerous." Last October Minuteman founder Gilchrist fled the stage when student protesters unfurled a banner defending immigrant rights. Now the Spartacist League says students should not "disrupt" or shut down Minuteman events on campus. The SL pretends these racist vigilantes are not fascist, only "fascistic," and denies that they advocate or carry out deadly violence against the oppressed. The SL's whitewash of the racist vigilantes is a repudiation of Trotskyism and its own past actions, and an act of sabotage of the struggle to defend immigrants against government and vigilante terror. The Internationalist Group calls for organized immigrant/worker defense to sweep away these deadly immigrant hunters. more...  0 Comments

Art of War : Veterans

larmee | Veterans more...  0 Comments

Elections in RP successful – US

AJLPP-New York | A US State Department official said yesterday the May 14 elections were generally successful despite reports of violence and fraud. “I know there have been some problems with violence. But I would say overall the elections have been very successful and a real sign that the Philippines has a very well-developed democracy. It has never been an easy process,” Christopher Hill, US State Department assistant secretary for East Asia and the Pacific, said over Radyo ng Bayan. Hill’s observation followed an earlier statement of concern from the US Embassy in Manila on reports of violence in many parts of the country during the elections.
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Cheney Working to Spark Iran-U.S. War

Spark |
Foreign policy researcher Steve Clemons reports that Vice-President Dick Cheney and his aids are working with Washington D.C.-area neo-conservatives to manufacture a U.S.-Iran conflict by provoking a U.S.-Iran military incident. more...  0 Comments

"War is a serious business"

orion | "No End In Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq" is a powerful new documentary examining the US involvement in Iraq and the consequent destruction of the country. This article reviews a screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with the director and academics at an open screening in California. more...  0 Comments

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