Category Archives: American Culture

Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace

  Also in Counterpunch. The rapid response to US war moves against Iran has been an exciting start toward rebuilding the anti-war movement we so desperately need. Thousands took to the streets in more than 80 cities. It’s a great beginning. … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism, War and Empire

The First American War Stories Are Still With US American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a … Continue reading

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Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time?

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own government.”  — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry … Continue reading

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A Different​ War Story: The Soldier and Veteran Resistance Against the War in Vietnam

The battle over American war stories began during the peak of the last revolution. Millions of Americans and tens of thousands of veterans and soldiers opposed the war in Vietnam. In the war’s moral outrages, crimes and betrayals, many saw the … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Means the Ruling Class has Failed. Can the Working Class Inherit the Earth?*

Power For Profit is Still the Prime Directive The climate crisis is proof positive that the ruling class is an utter failure — but it will not fall on its own. Can the working class rise to the challenge? It … Continue reading

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Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers And Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial –They Are In Control And Plan to Keep It That Way.

Also in CounterPunch “Capitalism, militarism and imperialism are disastrously intertwined with the fossil fuel economy….A globalized economy predicated on growth at any social or environmental costs, carbon dependent international trade, the limitless extraction of natural resources, and a view of … Continue reading

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War is War on Mother Earth

Second in a series on War and Climate Chaos. Read the first here.  Also find this article at Counterpunch. “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with … Continue reading

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The Interlocking Crisis: War and Climate Chaos

Also in Counterpunch “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin Climate change is the apex crisis of all time and the US military is the prime crisis multiplier.   As … Continue reading

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Howling Hypocrisy?

After two years of non-stop saber-rattling and war preparations against possible microscopic meddling by Russia, the mere mention of a verifiable truth that Israel meddles in our affairs on a continuous basis draws faux-righteous rebukes from the elites. With the … Continue reading

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Beyond Corporate Power

Also in Counterpunch The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges … Continue reading

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