Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon
Civil Rights / Death Penalty / Human Rights / Israel / War

Why Gun Control Should Start at the Pentagon

On October 3rd, the United States bombed a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Despite the fact that the hospital provided GPS coordinates to the U.S., despite the nine-foot flag on the roof marking the building as a hospital, and despite repeated pleas by hospital staff to U.S. officials to stop the bombings, the U.S. continued to … Continue reading

The Price for Justice: Resettlement of the Chagos Islands
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The Price for Justice: Resettlement of the Chagos Islands

Published on Truthout In over 40 years, despite multiple court cases in two different countries (some lost, some won, some won and later overturned), hunger strikes, protests, media events, petitions to the UN, and even Kickstarter campaigns, the exiled people of the Chagos Islands, some 300 miles south of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, … Continue reading

“Stealing A Nation” – Resettlement of the Chagos People
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“Stealing A Nation” – Resettlement of the Chagos People

Film Screening and panel discussion of John PIlger’s “Stealing A Nation” and the struggle for justice of the Chagossian Islanders. The Chagossians were forcibly removed from their islands during the late 1960s and early 1970s by the U.S. and U.K governments in a brutal campaign to make way for the U.S. military base, “The Footprint … Continue reading

Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?
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Where the F*** Are YOU? Are You Coming?

The following is a re-post of an article by Anna Kaminski at CodePink. My organization at American University – the US Foreign Policy Activist Cooperative – is now partnering with CodePink to fight the very issue that Anna addresses in her piece. It is vital that we build the next generation of activists. The University … Continue reading

Shoving Freedom Down Our Throats: Guantanamo Force-Feeding
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Shoving Freedom Down Our Throats: Guantanamo Force-Feeding

Here’s one story: September 11, 2001, terrorists from al-Qaeda who hated the American way of life hijacked four passenger airlines and drove them into buildings in a coordinated attack against America and all it stands for. In response, America launches a war against these terrorists as a way to protect our homeland. Here is another … Continue reading

International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative
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International Peace Day – Changing the Narrative

I spent International Peace Day in one of the best ways possible – eating pizza while having a round-table with other peace activists on how we can work for peace and against violence, militarism, war, and greed. The round-table was led by two bastions of peace activism in the US – Barbara Wien and David … Continue reading

DAY OF RAGE: #StandwithFerguson
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DAY OF RAGE: #StandwithFerguson

We, who are against police brutality We, who are against a militarized police force We, who say “Protect and Serve” does not mean “Shoot and Kill” We, who will no longer stand for institutionalized racism We, who will no longer stand for state-sponsored violence We, who believe are young people are not criminals but young men … Continue reading

SCOTUS – Give me my tax dollars back.
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SCOTUS – Give me my tax dollars back.

So much of our tax dollars go toward the US military industrial complex to fuel wars of aggression around the globe in over 160 countries. Your money funds Israel’s occupation of Palestine, drone strikes on wedding parties, children, and even US citizens, covert ops in countries in Africa, South America, and the Middle East, and … Continue reading