Militarization

Günter Grass: 'What Must Be Said'

Written by Günter Grass What must be said Why have I kept silent, held back so long, on something openly practiced in war games, at the end of which those of us who survive will at best be footnotes? It's the alleged right to a first strike that could destroy an Iranian people subjugated by … Continue reading Günter Grass: 'What Must Be Said'

The Enemy Within: What The U.S. Does To Its Own

Written, directed,and produced by Cindy Piester The John Needham Story WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:40 and 40:45. U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow … Continue reading The Enemy Within: What The U.S. Does To Its Own

Tanks or Tuition

"You can't successfully prepare for and prevent war." ~ Einstein Military Tanks South of Santa Cruz Approximately 300 military tanks are seen moving on rails south of Santa Cruz, California. In the generally peaceful communities of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties it is easy to go about one's business almost forgetting that the local economy … Continue reading Tanks or Tuition

Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer

We are intimately familiar with security measures encountered in airports, but may not realize most of the technology is purchased from Israel. How much more of these "security technologies" have been imported into our governments, industries, and academia? Technologies promoting warfare and the military industrial complex (including security) are often packaged with medical advancements and … Continue reading Israeli Defense Claims U.S. As Its Leading Customer

Whatever Happened to Women and Children First

“All wars, whether just or unjust, disastrous or victorious, are waged against the child.” Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children, 1919. In Kabul, the children are everywhere. You see them scrounging through trash. You see them doing manual labor in the auto body shops, the butchers, and the construction sites. They carry teapots and … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Women and Children First