Militarization

A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Why I wanted to Challenge the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza In the overland five trips I have made to Gaza since March, 2009, I have seen the disastrous effect of the brutal Israeli land and sea blockade has had on the Palestinian people. I have seen the terrible level of destruction that the 2008-2009 … Continue reading A Grandmother Challenges The Israeli Naval Blockade Of Gaza And The US Congress

Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

When I approached Liberty Plaza around 6 am this morning (10/14), I saw a huge crowd gather there ready to defend the peaceful occupation from eviction planned at 7 am. I was thrilled to mingle with the 3,000+ crowd, mainly young people, students, unions and New Yorkers. At about 6:20 am when the people's microphone … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street With Fellow U.S. Citizens

US Army Grants Univerisity of California Another $4 Million Dollars

UC Army or UC Irvine? Few of us question the relationship between universities, technological research, and the military. In 1960, defense researcher, Michael T. Klare, defined this relationship as "The University-Military Complex". Military expansion could not occur in absence of this symbiotic relationship. While elite universities like MIT, California Institute of Technology, Harvard, and Columbia … Continue reading US Army Grants Univerisity of California Another $4 Million Dollars

Middle Class Americans Learn About Militarization Of Their Police Force

Written by Max Blumenthal With the rise of the Occupy Wall Street, a new generation of mostly middle class Americans is learning for the first time about the militarization of their local police forces. And they are learning the hard way, through confrontations with phalanxes of riot cops armed with the latest in "non-lethal" crowd … Continue reading Middle Class Americans Learn About Militarization Of Their Police Force

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

History is Knocking, Will You Answer the Door?

Join concerned U.S. citizens on October 6, 2011 in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. to demand that America’s resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection, not war and exploitation. It is no longer possible to hide the truth from the people. We are aware that the earth has provided us with abundance. Resource … Continue reading History is Knocking, Will You Answer the Door?