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By Seth Kershner From Occupy.com | Original Article As a journalist and researcher, I’ve spent the last several years investigating the expanding network of links between public education and the U.S. military. With my colleague Scott Harding, I’ve also been researching the grassroots response to this phenomenon: the counter-recruitment movement. Activists along with outspoken scholars […]

By Debra Sweet A hearty “thank you” to Courage to Resist, which just issued a call to “all U.S. military personnel to resist any effort to pursue a new military attack on Iraq via troops, bombs, drones or any other means.  In keeping with our Mission Statement, we affirm that, just as there was never […]

Some folks are born made to wave the flag Ooh, they’re red white and blue It ain’t me, it ain’t me I ain’t no senator’s son This Vietnam wartime song (1969) puts a spotlight on the unequal sacrifices hidden by patriotic spouting.

A World Can’t Wait Panel at the Left Forum, June 1, 2014 CUNY has restored ROTC on a number of campuses after it was driven out by protest 40 years ago. General David Petraeus, architect of the “surge” in Iraq, one-time CENTCOM and CIA Director, is teaching at Macaulay Honors College. The US military is […]

A World Can’t Wait Panel at the Left Forum, June 1, 2014 CUNY has restored ROTC on a number of campuses after it was driven out by protest 40 years ago. General David Petraeus, architect of the “surge” in Iraq, one-time CENTCOM and CIA Director, is teaching at Macaulay Honors College. The US military is […]

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By Annie Pentilla From Tikkun Daily | Original Article Aaron Hughes didn’t know he wanted to be an artist. He was just twenty years old in 2003, a student studying industrial design at University of Illinois, when he was suddenly summoned to fight in the United States’ second war with Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I was […]

Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinian protest against Jewish settlement

From TheGuardian | Original Article The young soldier stopped to listen to the man reading on the stage in Tel Aviv’s Habima Square, outside the tall façade of Charles Bronfman Auditorium. The reader was Yossi Sarid, a former education and environment minister. His text is the testimony of a soldier in the IsraelDefence Forces, one of […]

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By Michael Hastings From Rolling Stone | Original Article In June 2012, fearless Rolling Stone contributing editor Michael Hastings wrote the definitive first account of Bowe Bergdahl — the young American soldier who was captured by the Taliban and became the last American prisoner of war. Hastings, the journalist who brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal in these […]

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By Tim Dickinson From Rolling Stone | Original Article The late Michael Hastings wrote the definitive magazine profile of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for Rolling Stone in June 2012. Now that America’s Last Prisoner of War has been released, in a prisoner exchange for five high-ranking Taliban officials, Hastings’ piece continues to offer crucial context – about why Bergdahl […]

By Ted Rall From Information Clearing House | Original Article June 09, 2014 “ICH” - American news media portrays Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and his apparent decision to simply walk away from the war in Afghanistan as bizarre and incomprehensible. I wonder why it doesn’t happen all the time. From The New York Times: “Sometime after midnight on […]

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By Richard Kreitner From TheNation | Original Article Bowe Bergdahl (Photo courtesy of the United States Army) “Myths abound about deserters.” So begins an essay in the April 16, 1973, issue of The Nation. Those who propagate such myths, the essay argued, “rely on World War II clichés and stereotypes of the bad guy slinking away from his buddies under […]

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By Ray McGovern From Consortiumnews.com | Original Article The right-wing media is denouncing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a “deserter” who wasn’t worth ransoming from the Taliban, but the real villains are the architects of the disastrous Iraq and Afghan wars who frivolously put the many Bergdahls in harm’s way, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. For me, the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl […]