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These poems were written by  two students as part of an assignment to respond creatively to a We Are Not Your Soldiers visit to NYC high school with a largely recent immigrant population in Spring 2017. Never Will I Ever Forget Never will I ever forget Those dark clouds above my head. Those ashes on […]

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By Lucas Berard From Operation Peaceful Paths | Original Article Beyond the glory, beyond the hype. My story. It doesn’t matter where on the political spectrum any of us are, one thing we can all agree on is that things aren’t quite right, and haven’t been for some time. While I have no all-encompassing solution […]

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President George H.W. Bush deployed U.S. military troops to Somalia in 1992. President Bill Clinton maintained their presence and even used the offices of an oil corporation in Mogudishu to headquarter U.S. troops in Africa. One of those solidiers was Sarah Mess, a medic at the time in Somalia. Mitchel Cohen caught up with Sarah […]

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By Mike Hastie, Army Medic Vietnam March 16, 2017 is the 49th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, located in Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. It was Saturday morning, March 16, 1968, when approximately 115 U.S. Army soldiers of the Americal Division’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, landed in helicopters just outside the village of […]

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By Cian Westmoreland Excerpted from full article on Project Red Hand | Original Article …. No one person in the Nazi party claimed responsibility for the millions of people killed in concentration camps. The hierarchical nature of the party allowed minor bureaucrats to say that they were just following orders, and minor supervisors to say […]

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                              By Mike Hastie This photo is my way of remembering a dreadful day in Vietnamese history, committed by my government. Millions of American people who were very much against the war, will remember March 16, 1968. As a U.S. Army […]

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By Mike Hastie                                 On June 11, 1963, Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, set himself on fire with gasoline on a busy street in Saigon, in protest of how the American puppet, President Diem, was persecuting Buddhists who were […]

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By W. D. Ehrhart From Monthly Review | Original Article In early 1970, Vice President Spiro Agnew had this to say about the so-called ’60s Generation: “As for these deserters, malcontents, radicals, incendiaries, the civil and the uncivil disobedients among our youth, SDS, PLP, Weathermen I and Weathermen II, the revolutionary action movement, the Black […]

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By Kevin Basl From Other Words | Original Article At Standing Rock, for the first time, I felt like I was finally serving the people. I lay among friends, huddled and cold in our sleeping bags. We listened to the lashing wind and the drums and prayer chants coming from the sacred fire, and we […]

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by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot From Propublica | Original Article For decades, the military and the VA have repeatedly turned to one man to guide decisions on whether Agent Orange harmed vets in Vietnam and elsewhere. His reliable answer: No. A few years ago, retired Maj. Wes Carter was picking his […]

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From Refuser Solidarity Network Two young women, Tamar Alon, age 18, and Tamar Ze’evi, age 19, will stand before a military tribunal and refuse to serve in the Israeli army. Refuser Solidarity Network is proud to support their campaign along with organizations from around the world. Alon’s photo was taken by Maya Rachlin and Ze’evi’s […]

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