The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East – Kathy Kelly

Above: 11 month old Wadah Askri Mesheel in a Yemen clinic, 8 hours before his death from malnutrition.
Photo credit: Tyler Hicks/NYT

November 29, 2018

On November 28, sixty-three U.S. Senators voted in favor of holding a floor debate on a resolution calling for an end to direct U.S. Armed Forces involvement in the Saudi-UAE coalition-led war on Yemen. Describing the vote as a rebuke to Saudi Arabia and the Trump Administration, read more

Tomgram: Aviva Chomsky, Making Native Americans Strangers in Their Own Land

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In the 1950s, I grew up in the heart of New York City and had a remarkable amount of contact with Native Americans. As you might expect, I never actually met one in those years. What I had in mind was all the time I spent at the local RKO and other movie theaters watching Hollywood westerns. They were, of course, filled with Indians, and in those films, we — and I don’t read more

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 U.S. scholars, intellectuals, and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it. Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on ending, or at least reducing, U.S. participation in the war on Yemen. Signers of the letter below wished to encourage such steps and, in fact, to urge Sanders toward far greater opposition to militarism and support for peace.

On Tuesday, Senator Sanders had published read more

New TCBH! poem: The judgement

I was driving to town.

I rounded a curve and jammed the brakes.

There was a raccoon walking away

Right in the middle of the road.

I slowed down to the speed of her gait.

I had a good chance to look at her.

I determined she was a she

With a dark outer coat.

About twenty feet and she turned

To cross to the left side of the road.

And as she turned, she stopped for a second

And looked right at me

Before scurrying into the woods.

The way she looked haunted me

All the way into town.

It was a look of judgment.

It read more

Call for a saner, more humane US/Mexico border: An Encounter at the Wall in Nogales

By John Grant

As gullible North Americans were warned of disease-ridden Mexican and Central American rapists, killers and ISIS terrorists invading America from the infernal regions of the western hemisphere, on November 17 and 18, Veterans For Peace and other activist organizations sponsored a two-day border-straddling demonstration in Ambos Nogales, the term that covers both Nogales, Arizona (population 20,000) and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (population 220,000).

Speaking read more