Telling War Stories

By Ltc. (ret.) W.J. Astore, USAF, Popular Resistance. -

I don’t have any personal war stories to tell.  In my twenty years in the U.S. Air Force, I never saw combat.  I started as a developmental engineer, working mainly on computer software, and [...]

War Crimes Report Means Get The Fuck Out Of Afghanistan

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The much-anticipated report on potential war crimes by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) in Afghanistan has been released, recommending 19 current or former soldiers be investigated for up to 39 [...]

Overfunding The Military Drives Climate Crisis And White Supremacist Culture

By Jack Delaney, Peace Data. -

As the U.S. now approaches the third month since protests erupted following the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless Black Americans calls to defund and abolish the [...]

This Is Not A War: Pandemic Presents Opportunity To Rebuild A Sense Of Common Good

By Michael Marder, -

Just as previous wars on poverty, drugs & terrorism, a new ‘war on COVID-19’ is doomed to failure if a similar militaristic approach is used. We can only win if we restore the common good ruined [...]

As A Veteran, I Refuse To Celebrate War

By Rory Fanning, Truthout. -

As a veteran who is also an antiwar activist, I find Veterans Day to be a toxic holiday. On Veterans Day, we are asked to ignore all the horrors of U.S. militarism for the “sake” of the veteran — [...]

Jingoistic Military Fetishization Is As American As Bald Eagle McNuggets

By Caitlin Johnstone, -

“Putin’s America,” tweeted Anand Giridharadas, a pundit who was genetically engineered in a Monsanto laboratory to appeal to NPR listeners on every possible level. Giridharadas used these [...]

Newsletter: Syrian Missile Attack Is Opportunity To Challenge Militarism

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. The US attack on Syria, in reaction to the unproven allegations that President Assad used chemical weapons on the people of Syria, was not a surprise. It took [...]

Remembering All The Deaths From All Our Wars

By S. Brian Willson, -

By S. Brian Willson for Counter Punch. Celebration of Memorial Day in the US, originally Decoration Day, commenced shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. This is a national holiday to [...]

Peace Activists To Blockade War Ships

By Glen Milner, -

By Glen Milner of Global Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. Seattle, WA - Local activists will stage a water-based nonviolent protest against the glorification of weapons of war at the Seattle [...]

American Sniper Has Us All In Iron Sights

By Dennis Trainor, Jr., -

I had just seen the film American Sniper, the revisionist history popcorn propaganda piece of myth making and nationalistic war porn being sold to us by Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and [...]

VIDEO: ‘American Sniper’ As American Jingoistic Propaganda

By Lee Camp and John F. O'Donnell, -

Making a movie about the Iraq War, even as a backdrop to a character study, in which America is depicted as the complete moral savior and the Iraqis are depicted as despicably evil savages is [...]

National Call: Save Civilian Public Education

By Staff, -

The national call introduction states: Over the last several decades, the Pentagon, conservative forces, and corporations have been systematically working to expand their presence in the K-12 [...]

Activists’ Quick Opposition To War In Iraq

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

Perhaps this is the President’s desired purpose. The goal of having US military bases in Iraq to control the region, which is the center of the Middle East at a time when oil is desperately [...]