By Dave Lindorff
The US media are in high dudgeon over the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi living in the US in self-imposed exile who among other things had been writing articles critical of the current Saudi royal leadership, and especially Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
Certainly outrage is justified. It seems clear from the evidence that Khashoggi was deliberately lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,
Mark Dworkin is, together with Melissa Young, an award-winning documentary film director, and the director of an important new film called Plane Truths. You can find Mark and Melissa at movingimages.org and this movie at planetruths.org. Plane Truths looks at the increased activity at
Video of a Workshop I Just Did in Santa Cruz on Abolishing War:
Workshop first half:
Workshop second half:
Speech the night before:
Speech and Q&A second half:
Speech and Q&A in another video:
Speech later that day in Berkeley text:
You want the nitty-gritty on the Bermuda Triangle of injustice that the U.S. created at the CIA’s global black sites and its detention center in Guantánamo, Cuba? Well, here’s a true story about an American National Guardsman at Gitmo who was
One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs.
If Saudi Arabia had murdered a man using a bomb, it would be fine to sell Saudi Arabia more bombs.
But Saudi Arabia murdered with a non-bomb weapon, and so shouldn’t have bombs anymore.
One should, in fact, bomb people whose government abuses human rights, which means murders children without using bombs.
Syria allegedly killed children using chemical weapons, and so Syrian
Remarks at Fellowship Hall at Berkeley, Calif., October 13, 2018.
Slogans and headlines and haikus and other short combinations of words are tricky things. I wrote a book looking at many of the themes in how people commonly talk about war, and I found them all without exception — and the marketing campaigns before, during, and after every past war without exception — to be dishonest. So I called the book War Is A Lie. And then people who misunderstood my meaning started
Remarks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz, Calif., on October 12, 2018.
Video slowly uploading will be at https://youtu.be/jKhnteeo4k8
Exactly at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918, 100 years ago this coming November 11th, people across Europe suddenly stopped shooting guns at each other. Up until that moment, they were killing and taking bullets, falling and screaming, moaning and dying, from bullets and from poison gas.
Wilfred Owen put it this way:
The other day as I was passing through a waiting room in my gym, I suddenly saw — well, who else in 2018? — Donald Trump on a giant TV screen. He was trying on a specially made hardhat and preparing to address