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What We Should Really Remember On Memorial Day

by  Braden Avant  On Memorial Day, we hear countless repetitions of something like “Let’s remember what this day is about.  God bless the troops.  Thank you for giving us our freedoms.” As many people repeat these knee-jerk reactions on government … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Obama’s direction away from war and the neocon alliance with ISIL

By Alan Gilbert Some thoughts on Obama’s direction away from war and the neocon alliance with ISIL Neocon foreign policy, far into the “establishment” including Democratic “humanitarian interventionists” (neo-neo cons) in the Obama administration, has played a murderous and, for … Continue reading

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Meet Your New Warmongery Overlords

A brief overview of the U.S. Senate’s incoming freshman class’ foreign policy views is not pretty. Even those newly elected senators who seem to indicate some skepticism of foreign military intervention and a willingness to cut military spending couch their … Continue reading

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War Is the Disease of the Country

“War is the health of the state,” wrote Randolph Bourne, a maxim with which all anti-warriors are quite familiar. Conversely, war is the disease of the country. Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management … 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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The Neocon Plan for Iraq is Working Perfectly

–A Review of Errol Morris’ film The Unknown Known By Michael Troncale “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, … Continue reading

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Report: US to Give Air Support, Arms to Iraqi Kurds

Officials Had Previously Downplayed Chances of Arming Kurds by Jason Ditz, August 04, 2014 Kurdish newspaper Rudaw is quoting an unnamed high-level American official as saying the United States has “offered the Kurds air support in their fight against the … Continue reading

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