|Jason Rawn leading a Maine Peace Walk in 2014|
Today’s guest post by civil disobedient Jason Rawn was rejected by the Times Record. A daily paper local to General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works plant, the Times Record customarily publishes a monthly opinion column written by various Peaceworks members. In July the editor refused the submitted piece saying that drawing connections between the present day and the Holocaust is “a bit much.” But is it? You be the judge.
Are We The “Good Germans” Now?
by Jason Rawn
Raqqa: IS militants burst from tunnels, hit weak points in a bloody battle of attrition from street to street – ABC News
At Every Door
by Kathy Kelly
July 21, 2017
?I come and stand at every door
But none shall hear my silent tread
I knock and yet remain unseen?
On July 18, 2017, at a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing focused on “The Four Famines: Root Causes and a Multilateral Action Plan,” Republican Senator Todd Young, a former Marine, asked
Empire of Destruction
Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh
By Tom Engelhardt
You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent
US increases number of military posts in PKK/PYD-held territories in Syria to ten – anadoluagency.com
MAP: Turkish wire Anadolu published this map showing US bases in Syria. The US-led coalition in response slammed the story as irresponsible – Ragıp Soylu on Twitter
Turkey set to launch military operation against Kurds in northern Syria, says weapons given to the YPG “by various allied countries” have wound up in the hands of the PKK – Xinhua
Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been better able to empathize with Dennett’s obsession with the uniqueness of human consciousness, and I have been better able to marvel at the complex precision of Gruen’s theorizing. But I don’t seem to be any better off than
If you?re looking for fairy tales that are on the grim (not Grimm) side, things that once might only have been in dystopian fiction, look no further than our present planet at our present moment. What about, for instance, that trillion-metric-ton iceberg ?
We are in some difficult times right now. There are too many people living in poverty and too many suffering from racism. We don’t have a system of health care or education that supports the citizens of this country. We are polluting the earth and this could lead to the end of us all.
We have a madman in the White House, but as S. Brian Willson posts to Facebook, “focusing on Trump is a distraction…. Trump is an avatar (or caricature), an undisguised buffoon serving as a mirror revealing
I was 12. It was 1956. I lived in New York City and was a youthful history buff. (I should have kept my collection of American Heritage magazines!) Undoubtedly, I was also some kind of classic nerd. In any case, at some point during the Suez crisis of that year, I can remember going to the U.N. by myself and sitting in the gallery of the General Assembly, where