Russian Soldiers’ Mothers for the Cause

www.rightlivelihood.org: Union of the Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia (CSMR) was founded in 1989 and officially registered the same year by 300 mothers of soldiers, whose initial aim was to campaign for their sons to return home early from military service in order to resume their studies. They succeeded in bringing home nearly 180,000 young men for this purpose. ... Read More »

The Immeasurable Costs of a War

Lt. Col Daniel L. Davis needs little introduction. He has been called a whistle blower and has become a hero to many. His article in The Armed Forces Journal,“Truth, lies and Afghanistan,”  has caused a stir by the scuttlebutt. Davis has been speaking out against the war since 2010. Assessment of the Afghan War, according to Davis, is grim and pointless. He ... Read More »

Systemic Educational Apathy

The one thing the masses of America have in common is education. It’s an educational system that has been under reform since its inception. And in a global marketplace everyone that cares about the United States success as a super power has found themselves concerned about the state of education in America. I believe that most people are in agreement ... Read More »

Treating PTSD with Marijuana

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) afflicts military veterans more than any other group. That is why it is not surprising that the medical marijuana (MM) debate has spilled over into the discussions on PTSD treatment. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a well known zero-tolerance policy against any scheduled substance. However, the Veterans Administration (VA) has traditionally been separate from the DOD. The ... Read More »

Violence & Non-Lethal Weapons

The arguments that have been circulating in opposition to non-lethal weapons have rung in terms of how-dangerous-non-lethal weapons-are. These arguments lack teeth. Is it not better to be tased than shot? The problem is that non-lethal weapons are not used in place of lethal ones. Non-lethal weapons are dangerous, but more than that, they multiply violence by incapacitating  subjects. Stephen Coleman ... Read More »

Motivation Monday X

Occupy Chicago photo by Darren Leow

On February 1, 2012, Chicago school Roosevelt University announced a new political science course based on the Occupy Movement will be offered on their campus this semester. This is a great chance for current Occupy Chicago members to gain a deeper understanding of the movement and will hopefully motivate students who have had no prior interaction with the Occupy Movement ... Read More »

Syrian Butcher Bombs Own People

Image:: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1854761,00.html Yesterday, 200 men, women, and children were slaughtered by Syrian butcher Bashar al-Assad when a portion of his army joined the activists of an 11-month movement. On the the 30th anniversary of the Hama Massacre, where thousands of innocent Syrians were dematerialized by Assad’s father. 40 civilians died in the first half hour. The UN Security Council is deadlocked ... Read More »

Moroccan Media Blackout

According to our friends at Occupy Spain and CNN, violent suppression resulted in a media blackout in Morocco. The city of Taza, close to Fez, burned last night in an altercation between police and citizens. Police have been invading citizens’ homes without any discrimination as to who is an activist and who is not. From Occupy Spain: News on Morocco- ... Read More »

Justice Department Attempts to Block Medical Malpractice Lawsuits by Military Families

According to an article published January 30, 2012 in The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for 60 Minutes claims that the Justice Department is attempting to make the legal process more difficult for military families to sue the government for medial malpractice. This has the possibility of becoming a big issue during the ... Read More »

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