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Veterans Day New Media Anti-War Rally

Please share this with anyone you know that is against war but supports the troops. This Veterans Day instead of going to parades, bbqs, and sticking yellow ribbons on your car join us by helping veterans through a simple statement to your gov’t representatives: Stop Unconstitutional War. #antiwarvet   On November 11th join us in a new media rally to ... Read More »

Dogs of Comfort, Dogs of War

image: news9.com The embedded videos below are emotional reunions of deployed soldiers and their dogs. This article’s image uses a photo of Petty Officer 1st Class Jon T. Tumilson’s dog, Hawkeye. Images of Tumilson’s funeral went viral and touched a chord. I can imagine that for a dog outliving their master is very traumatic. PTSD suffering veterans swear by comfort ... Read More »

Peaceful Veteran Activists Draw Prying Eyes

image: fwdthought http://www.sxc.hu/pic/l/f/fw/fwdthought/1379490_55933318.jpg It is always been suspected that antiwar groups are targeted by domestic intelligence organizations. Every important American activist has an FBI file. On October 18th, sparked by a National Lawyers Guild suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), AP reported that antiwar and Pro-Palestine groups had been infiltrated and spied upon by the federal agencies. The litigious ... Read More »

The Truth by Brandon J. Raub

Brandon J. Raub was whisked away to a psychiatric institution after he posted a facebook note critical of the government. Mr. Raub’s commited no crimes and the activist communities have been ablaze. Because of his Facebook posts, Mr. Raub was taken into custody and held for behavioral observation. The following essay could be cataloged as the main reason for Brandon J. ... Read More »

The Language of Occupation

image: www.freeclipartnow.com In December of 2011 I was intimately involved in an Occupy Roundtable Summit. The mumble chat was populated with Occupy activists from all over the world and some members of the hacktivist group Anonymous. We discussed the future of Occupy Movement and how the language plays a part in that. The tenor of the conversation was about the ... Read More »

What Will You Tell Your Kids About 9/11?

Image: 9/11/11 Man playing the flute at St. Paul’s Chapel by ground zero. Across the street “truthers” gather with Adbuster activists. Somehow this one man on a flute outnumbered the screams of 200 or so activists. -Chanell McLaughlin I write this in light of a conversation I had with my fiancée about what I would tell my children about the ... Read More »

The Last Social Program

image: Karol Olesiak In Navy boot camp, it was my pleasure to have a Senior Chief who was also a Medal of Honor recipient as Recruit Division Commander. In the Navy, we would call someone who had served out to sea a lot “salty.” Senior Chief was “salty” within the first two weeks of boot camp, while we sat in our ... Read More »

The Power Principle – An Interview with Filmmaker Scott Noble

Scott Noble is the director of several acclaimed and politically charged documentaries, including Psywar, Human Resources and Lifting the Veil. His documentary on Occupy Wall Street, Rise Like Lions, took the #1 spot on Films for Action’s Top Ten Occupy films. His latest, The Power Principle, takes on the American empire, with emphasis on the Cold War period. We sent ... Read More »

We Will Take No Prisoners

In February, Henry Benson III,  a former prison guard, was facing 20 years in prison for “recklessly” scalding a 3-year old Emilio Taylor who he was babysitting in 2009. While Roxanne Benson withdrew testimony of how working in the prison system had changed H. Benson. The prosecutor describes what Ms. Benson recanted as the treatment of her family as inmates by the defendant. Life ... Read More »

Terrifying Crowd Control Weapon

We here have covered the issue of so-called nonlethal weapons since the first LRAD arrived in NYC this past fall. Most of these weapons were developed to control crowds in occupied countries like Iraq and Afghanistan. Inevitably, like the infamous LRAD, which was deployed in the Pittsburgh G20  protests in 2009 and then seen brandished this fall in Zuccoti (Liberty) Park, these weapons ... Read More »

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