For folks who have not been present at non-violent demonstrations it may be helpful to understand that the original black block is the riot police who come out and assault non-violent demonstrators in a wholesale fashion. Some pretty peaceful and peace-loving folks have been assaulted by the police. Some of you may know Dorli Rainey […]
Chris Hedges made a few waves with his recent piece describing the black bloc as the cancer in occupy. I believe in diversity. I think diversity is a fundamental natural law of the universe. But I understand that human beings have a tidiness gene that makes us think that we can organize and be more […]
Political pressure expressed through our collective wallets is very effective. Count me in:
The 45th Legislative District Democrats, Washington State Progressive Caucus, and The Washington State Democrats have voted unanimously to endorse the adoption of this Joint Memorial and ask our Washington State Senators and Legislators to pass the resolution with the same unanimity. Click here to sign a petition in support of this Joint Memorial. TO THE […]
Army officer challenges Pentagon’s Afghanistan reports “How many more men must die in support of a mission that is not succeeding?“
(Source: Occupy Wall Street, on facebook) Someone pointed out that Dems are guilty of war-mongering and corruption too. Yes, many Dems are so centrist that they don’t count as liberal. But the Repugs are worse and true liberals are progressive. Not all Dems are true liberals.
In Assessing Obama’s “Peace” Moves author and journalist Robert Parry calls on progressives to view the withdraw from Iraq as a victory of the anti-war movement. The American Left is often hesitant to see anything positive in incremental changes like the pullout from Iraq and the combat shift in Afghanistan — preferring to focus on […]
“Ten years after promising that human rights would be protected in Afghanistan, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has verified “systemic torture” by Afghan security forces trained and funded by the United States.” … Read more.
Poll: 1 in 3 vets sees Iraq, Afghan wars as wastes