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Arthur Ponsonby and Falsehood in Wartime

I was raised red, white, and blue. Doing my service in the military was never a question. There’s no way to describe the anger, disillusionment, and hopelessness that overcame me as I realized the highest ideals I held were not

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Complicity In Our Own Demise

When a population can be led into focusing most of their concern on progressive domestic issues while turning a blind eye to their own complicity in oppressing others through their country’s foreign policy, the door opens for those with no

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Karma’s kicking our American ass…

Martin Luther King, Jr., taught that racial oppression in our country was inseparable from our war on Vietnam, and that those people oppressed in our country could not hope for relief as long as they were part of the greater

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Selected Articles: Martin Luther King’s Struggle: 50 Years Later

If, in the late sixties, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “No one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war [Vietnam]”. Then today’s version would be: No one fighting for

Posted in Global politics, nonviolent conflict, Perpetual war, Social justice

What does it say…

… about a people who are more worried about being embarrassed around the world by a person like Trump than being complicit in the overthrow of democratically elected governments, the devastation of entire countries, the wholesale slaughter of millions of

Posted in 2016 election, Perpetual war, Uncategorized

Reflection on 9/11

Fifteen years ago I woke in Delta Junction, Alaska, to witness the horror unfolding on the television.   I didn’t buy the story then, and I don’t now.   Three months later for various reasons I ended up in Eugene,

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Bob reading at Spoken Word, Cuenca Ecuador

Posted in Democracy, Ecuador, nonviolent conflict, Perpetual war, Robert A. Kezer

The lesser evil?

  So my friends, when our country’s a smoldering nuclear wasteland and we’re all existing wherever it is we go after this brief time on planet, how’s it going to feel knowing that you, one of those privileged US citizens,

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The United States in one succinct sentence:

“We are waiting for our Tunisian fruit seller.”   Below are a few quotes from this long article “The open source revolution is coming and it will conquer the 1% – ex CIA spy” with Robert David Steele, former Marine,

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People do not Understand how Dangerous the Situation Really Is”

Don’t let the election games distract you too far…the more important issues are not being discussed. Good article on provoking Russia here.    

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