Category Archives: Department of Offense

On earth peace, good will toward men

Merry Christmas everyone. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (KJV Luke 2:14)… wouldn’t that be nice to really give peace a chance? For all you theists: Ben Franklin said that God helps … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished in Iraq: Blood and treasure wasted, empire’s lies unmasked

Our new Secretary of “Defense,” Leon Panetta, insists, while announcing the supposed end to our war in Iraq, while referring to our soldiers who died there, that those lives were not lost in vain. Yeah? He regurgitates that cheap clause, … Continue reading

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Did Hiroshima and Nagasaki save lives? (and other thoughts on the use of nukes)

The following is an excerpt from War Is a Lie by David Swanson, who served as press secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign. He is the cofounder of WarIsACrime.org (formerly AfterDownStreet.org) and was instrumental in exposing the Downing Street … Continue reading

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Hiroshima to Fukushima

by Helen Caldicott, speech delivered in Albequerque, NM 20 March 2011 available from Alternative Radio Helen Caldicott, an Australian-born pediatrician, is a world-renowned environmental activist. She was the founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization which was awarded … Continue reading

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Hiroshima: New facts and old myths

by Gar Alperovitz, speech delivered at Iowa State University, Ames, IA 7 November 1994 available from Alternative Radio Gar Alperovitz is one of the most highly regarded experts on Hiroshima and U.S. policy. He is professor of political economy at … Continue reading

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History is knocking: Join the October 2011 coalition

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The problems today are not the the evil actions of the bad people, but the appalling silence and inaction of the good people. Linda Milazzo: Peace and non-violent solutions are beyond the capacity of this … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. won’t leave Afghanistan

Among multiple layers of deception and newspeak, the official Washington spin on the strategic quagmire in Afghanistan simply does not hold. No more than “50-75 ‘al-Qaeda types’ in Afghanistan”, according to the CIA, have been responsible for draining the US … Continue reading

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Empire abroad, tyranny at home

by Chris Hedges, interviewed by David Barsamian Santa Fe, NM 18 May 2011 available from Alternative Radio Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Central America. He writes a weekly … Continue reading

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Just and unjust wars

by the late Howard Zinn, speech delivered at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 21 March 1991 [just after “Operation Desert Storm,” also known as the “First Gulf War,” even though there had been a previous “Gulf War” between Iraq and … Continue reading

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War graveyards

Here is what historian Adam Hochschild said on Democracy Now! about massive graveyards of war dead: This was a thought that occurred to me, walking through the First World War cemeteries. Anybody who’s interested in the First World War eventually … Continue reading

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