In some closet, I still have toy soldiers from my 1950s childhood. They played a crucial role in an all-American world of good guys and bad guys I learned about, in part, from the westerns and war movies my father took me to at local movie theaters. I can still remember playing out those long-lost stories out with a motley assortment of bluecoats, redcoats, GIs (of the green
September 9: Washington, D.C.
That’s this Saturday in DC on a 1 p.m. panel on ending permanent war, with Medea Benjamin and Lee Camp.
September 13: George Mason University
That’s next Wednesday in Fairfax, Va., on ending racism and war!
September 17: (boating not speaking) Flotilla to the Pentagon
Grab your kayak! Or don’t — we’ve got plenty. Just sign up to use one!
September 21: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn.
My favorite kind of event: a debate on war — but in a spirit
VIDEO: The Syrian state-run media outlet SANA releases a video showing a moment when the SAA units met with the besieged Republican Guard in the 137th Brigade Base in Deir Ezzor – SANA
The regime forces prepare to break the siege of the second area in Deir Ezzor city through carrying out a second attack – SOHR
ISIS siege of Deir ez-Zor lifted thanks to Russian Navy cruise missile strike: Defense Ministry – RT News
Russian warplanes perform over 80 sorties to back Syrian army’s Deir Ezzor offensive – almasdarnews.com
Victory at Last!
In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success
By Tom Engelhardt
It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost.
James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed and burned instantaneously. Reince Priebus hung on for dear life but was finally canned.
Media, including live or recorded video, welcome.
Speakers will include: Medea Benjamin, Nadine Bloch, Max Blumenthal, Natalia Cardona, Suzanne Cole, Alice Day, Lincoln Day, Tim DeChristopher, Dale Dewar, Pat Elder, Bruce Gagnon, Philip Giraldi, Will Griffin, Seymour Hersh, Tony Jenkins, Larry Johnson, Kathy Kelly, Jonathan King, Lindsay Koshgarian, Peter Kuznick, James Marc Leas, Annie Machon, Ray McGovern, Rev Lukata Mjumbe, Elizabeth Murray,
Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities, revise missile treaty amid North Korea’s threats – Reuters
U.S., South Korea differ on readout of Trump and Moon call, the issue is whether they agreed on beginning to talk with North Korea – CBS News
‘THAAD’ gains acceptance in South Korea following Pyongyang’s tests, President Moon gives the go-ahead for completion of the antimissile battery – WSJ
Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson owned people with more reluctance and inner turmoil than Barack Obama bombing a foreign country or Donald Trump mouthing kind or coherent phrases from a teleprompter.
Reality is a little more troubling. Jefferson was a vicious and heartless profiteer and racist
Black-clad Antifa members attack peaceful right-wing demonstrators that marched for a “Rally Against Hate” gathering in Berkeley – The Washington Post
Patriot Prayer’s free speech rally falsely condemned as “white supremacist” (VIDEO) – legalinsurrection.com
Trump retweets D’Souza about Antifa-sparked violence at Berkeley claiming the president was right about left-wing violence – newsmax.com
On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new strategies and ill-defined new metrics to measure success, President Trump announced that the 17 year old war in Afghanistan will go on pretty much as it has. And the establishment breathed a sigh of