Category Archives: American Military Culture

Drones: We Need Debate, Not Sound Bites

by Joe Scarry It’s an election year in the US. National security is becoming a top issue. Everyone’s talking about ISIS, and terrorism. The evolving US militarism is bubbling just below the surface. Okay: let’s put the question on the … Continue reading

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#PeaceDay 2015 – Ten Thoughts on Peace

by Joe Scarry Rainbow peace sign flag (Image: @fieldsforever58) Yesterday was the UN International Day of Peace. The day nudged me to think about what — if anything — I feel I really know about peace and the movement for … Continue reading

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Why Are These Military Experts Saying CUT CUT CUT Nukes?

by Joe Scarry I was shocked by this sentence in The New York Times four years ago: “The Pentagon has now told the public, for the first time, precisely how many nuclear weapons the United States has in its arsenal: 5,113. … Continue reading

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Want #NoNukes in 2016? TAKE ACTION!

by Joe Scarry A Ban on Nuclear Weapons (Read statements of 120+ countries supporting.) Following the the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima (WNVF) I have written a lot about the many places in the world that people have been … Continue reading

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DRONE WARRIORS: Say Hello to the DoD’s $125,000 Ostrich Feather

by Joe Scarry In ancient Egypt, there was a highly-developed idea of how to assess the deep meaning of thoughts and acts during life. “The critical scene depicting the weighing of the heart, in the Book of the Dead, shows … Continue reading

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Drone Pilots Speaking Out

by Joe Scarry I have written over and over again that people who want peace and an end armed conflict need to push back against the “dronification” of war. The people who want to perpetuate (and worsen) the state of … Continue reading

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It’s Time for the United States to Stop Hitting the Bottle

by Joe Scarry It is common for people who have an alcoholic in the family to dread the holidays. They try to imagine the joy and celebration, but in their heart they know what’s really coming is just the next … Continue reading

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