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Do American Soldiers Need Multibillion Dollar Night Lights?

What if Mike Turner is right? What if America’s fighting men can be caused to crumple into psychological breakdown as a result of the lack of proper mood lighting? [...]

What Makes Eating The Heart Of A Dead Soldier The Gruesome Thing?

The fact that the soldier whose heart is being eaten has been killed seems to be regarded as unremarkable in the reporting on this incident. Yet, the dead soldier wasn’t harmed by having his heart eaten. He was already beyond harm. [...]

Robert Menendez Wants To Arm Syrian Groups Accused Of Using Chemical Weapons

There’s a huge amount of doubt about claims of chemical weapons use in Syria right now. When there’s doubt about whether people can be trusted, the default position should be to NOT send them weapons and money. Apparently, Robert Menendez doesn’t seen things that way. [...]

Wizards Against War

As The Lord Of The Rings Progresses, Gandalf increases his drumbeat for war, urging more armies to be built, and berating everyone who dares to stand against his crusade, casting anyone who seeks peace as naive and dangerous, a tool of The Enemy. [...]

Boston Rallies to Redirect Budget Cuts from Human Needs to the Military Budget

At 11 AM today, a large coalition of groups assembles outside Boston’s North Station in a rally for the reprioritization of the budget from warfare to human needs. Participating groups include:

Budget for All Coalition Mass. AFL-CIO Mass. Jobs with Justice Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants American Friends Service Committee Mass. Peace Action Disability Policy [...]

The Awesome Military Pork Reduction Act Of 2013

Much bigger in the news has been the delay of the premiere of the movie Iron Man 3, in which Iron Man uses super-expensive technologies of war to make things go boom.Much bigger in the news has been the delay of the premiere of the movie Iron Man 3, in which Iron Man uses super-expensive technologies of war to make things go boom. [...]

Peace Giraffe

The giraffe does not need to roar or attack to be secure. Can we say the same for ourselves? [...]

US Threatens North Korea With Nukes To Warn Against Threatening With Nukes

The government of the United States of America announced today that it has flown B-2 bomber aircraft, capable of attacking with some of America’s many thousands of nuclear weapons, close to the borders of North Korea. The purpose, says the U.S. military, is to warn North Koreans that the USA is capable of launching a [...]

Time To Account For The Cost Of War

We wouldn’t have the sequester today, if it wasn’t for all the wasteful military spending that took place to enable the invasion and occupation of Iraq. However, Republicans and conservative Democrats remain reluctant to cut military spending back down to pre-war levels, and have worked to obfuscate the true financial cost of the war. [...]

Sitting On A Mountain Of Nuclear Weapons, Obama and GOP Argue About When Iran Will Get Theirs

The United States of America does not have a strong moral footing for engaging in a military attack against Iran in order to prevent the construction of a nuclear weapon there. [...]

Republicans Seek To Help Terrorists Get Weapons

Greg Hittelman of the Conflict Awareness Project, writes that “The world’s weapons business is a kind of Wild West: law and order is not the rule, it’s the exception.” The unregulated flow of deadly weapons across international borders has encouraged the high rate of war between nations, civil war, terrorism, piracy, and other violent crime. [...]