Monthly Archives: February 2011

Air War in Afghanistan

The air war in Afghanistan has escalated to about 20 attacks per day, called ‘weapons sorties’. (3620 sorties/six months). ¬†This escalation in Afghanistan replicates the increase in air attacks during the Surge in Iraq under the guidance of General Petraeus. … Continue reading

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Pacifists: The Elders

These are the elders. By elders I mean those who came before us and who are major thinkers and activists regarding pacifism. I hope to echo here Thoreau’s complaint that it has been over 2000 years ago, since we were … Continue reading

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The Collateral Murder video (from Wikileaks) and free-fire zones.

It has been almost a year since Wikileaks published CollateralMurder, a video of a war crime. It is time to revisit the reality of what happened there and to acknowledge the existence of free-fire zones.* On April 6th 2010 Wikileaks … Continue reading

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Dissent: The Gift of Civil Disobedience.

Henry David Thoreau wrote: “Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? In which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen … Continue reading

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In Honor of all those Fighting for Bread, Dignity, Freedom and Peace

September 2007 ¬†Myanmar (Burma) There are about 500,000 monks in Myanmar. They are the ‘social workers’ and community organizers of Myanmar society. When the people rose up the monks stood with them in the streets, unarmed and utterly brave. Malnutrition … Continue reading

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