State Sanctioned Murder

The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Update (6/1/2016): Six years after Anastasio Hernández Rojas’ death, there sadly remains no accountability for his brutal killing. In November 2015, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges against any of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel involved in his death. More than six months later, CBP has not announced any administrative … Continue reading The Border Patrol is Getting Away with Murder

Move Away from Nonstop War. Close the Ramstein Air Base.

By RootsAction Located in southwestern Germany, the U.S. government's Ramstein Air Base is serving key functions for nonstop war that has been hugely destructive in many countries. The Ramstein base is essential to drone warfare and many other forms of military intervention, from Pakistan and Afghanistan to the Middle East and Africa. Please become a … Continue reading Move Away from Nonstop War. Close the Ramstein Air Base.

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU ©2015 by Alice Walker They will always be More beautiful Than you The people you are killing. You think it is hatred That you feel But it is really envy. You imagine if you destroy them We will forget How tall they stood How level Their gaze … Continue reading THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

While in Boston in 1994, full-time peace activist Bert Sacks made a decision that changed his life forever. He decided to seek out a study produced by a group called the Harvard Study Team, which had reported to The Washington Post that the deliberate destruction of Iraq's civilian infrastructure by the US military, along with … Continue reading One Man's Mission: Justice For Iraq

White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the 'near certainty' policy doesn’t apply The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. … Continue reading White House Exempts Syria Airstrikes From Tight Standards On Civilian Deaths

Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

PARTNERS IN CRIME (WAR CRIMES) The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable … Continue reading Cash, Weapons And Surveillance: The U.S. Is A Key Party To Every Israeli Attack

American Mom: What I Tell Them

I started this poem a week or two into Israel's war on Gaza. Given our country's renewed march to war in Iraq and Syria, and all the children who will, inevitably, die in the coming weeks and months and years from our weapons, it remains all the more relevant. What I Tell Them I sit … Continue reading American Mom: What I Tell Them

Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

Those who have died in Gaza as a result of Israel's Operation Protective Edge (Updated as of August 14, 2014.) (*Note - The edge claimed to be in need of protection is stolen Palestinian land.) فلسطين الحرة Tuesday, July 8: 1. Mohammed Sha’aban, 24, was killed in a bombing of his car in Gaza City. … Continue reading Numbers Have Names: The Dead In Gaza From Operation Protective Edge

Nowhere To Run

“I don't know what else to say. I think we are going to die. It makes me sad that I cannot protect the child I made, I can't protect him from these missiles. I just can't. I don't have the superpower to end this madness.” July 9, 2014: I am writing this as ambulance and … Continue reading Nowhere To Run

Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’

Exclusive: U.S. policymakers have long behaved like spoiled, destructive children treating Iraq as if it were some meaningless plaything. The game has been about who “wins” or “loses” in Washington, not who lives or dies in Iraq, a moral failure that ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern addresses. When I saw the Washington Post’s banner headline, “U.S. … Continue reading Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’