Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors. Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that DU contamination is also connected to the emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new … Continue reading Dahr Jamail: Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use "Genocide"
Noam Chomsky at the U.N. General Assembly As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces plans to set up an investigation into the attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent assault on the Gaza Strip, we broadcast the speech of world-renowned political dissident Noam Chomsky, who recently spoke in the hall of the U.N. General Assembly … Continue reading In UN Speech, Noam Chomsky Blasts United States for Supporting Israel, Blocking Palestinian State
On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable
Dear Community Studies, I want to start off by thanking each of you three wonderful women for all of the work you do. Each of you have inspired me in different ways to continue on my path towards helping make the world a better and more peaceful place. I am disappointed, but also excited, to … Continue reading Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex
Part of Washington’s legal defense of its violation of Syrian sovereignty in launching airstrikes against ISIS targets on Syrian soil is self-defense against the Khorasan Group, an organization whose name US officials hadn’t uttered until a few days ago and which Syrian rebels say they’ve never heard of and which appears to have no independent … Continue reading What Is Khorasan?
One of the roles of leading politicians and top officials of the state is to enlist public support for policies which serve the goals of the upper stratum of the population from whose ranks they sometimes come and whose interests they almost invariably promote. When these policies are at odds with the interests of the … Continue reading Western Leaders Fear-Monger To Mobilize Support For Air-Strikes On Syria
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
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
Take Action Today! Help Paul Hogarth, collect the needed signatures for change through Daily Kos. Sign the petition urging all local governments to follow the example of Davis, California—and tell their police to dump its military equipment. Some of the most disturbing footage to come from Ferguson, Missouri involved the armored vehicles, assault weapons and … Continue reading No City Police Needs An Armored Tank: Demilitarize U.S. Police
The Davis Police Department has 60 days to get rid of a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP) that it recently received from the federal government. Amidst mounting concerns over the increasing “militarization” of local police forces, the Davis City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday, asking staff to devise a plan for the vehicle’s disposal. The … Continue reading Return To Sender: Davis City Council Gives Police 60 Days To Dispose Of Military Armored Vehicle