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Cutting Defense: Are We STUCK?

By Joe Scarry, reprinted with permission from Scarry Thoughts The Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a study this week based on survey data collected from over 2,000 respondents. The survey has important data on Americans’ attitudes toward foreign affairs … Continue reading

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There is No Hope

By Ryan Calhoun, reprinted with permission via Center for a Stateless Society The war in Syria is here. It got held up in social media traffic. We thought the angry hashtags had permanently ceased death from above for the Syrian people. … Continue reading

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“No, Not the Song, the Movie About Eco-Terrorists” – A Review of Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves

By Michael Troncale As I sat down in the theater to watch Kelly Reichardt’s latest film Night Moves, I couldn’t help the unreasonable but nagging suspicion I was really about to see The Bob Seger Story. My only association with … Continue reading

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Peace through Strength

By Eoghan Hartigan, reprinted with permission from Paddies and Politics ‘There never was a good war or a bad peace.’ – Benjamin Franklin ‘It should be our endeavour to cultivate the peace and friendship of every nation, even of that … Continue reading

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Why Air Shows Are a Very Effective Place to Protest Drone Killing and Drone Surveillance

By Joe Scarry, from Scarry Thoughts Coming off our experience this past weekend once again protesting against drone killing, drone surveillance, and related acts of militarism at the Chicago Air and Water Show, I am more confirmed than ever in … Continue reading

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What Will “Strategic” Mean in Our Children’s Lifetime?

“High-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles pre-pared and stored by the 2d Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, stand ready at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.” (Photo by Galen Putnam, 402d AFSB Public Affairs) (From “Commanding an Army Field Support Battalion” by Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading

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[Poem] Walking

Why doesn’t the perspiring Ferguson police chief Michael talk about how many teens have been shot hands up a block from home walking Brown while white?

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