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The Anti-War Movement Seven Years After Shock and Awe El Movimiento Anti-Guerra Después de Siete Años

The war in Iraq is still on. It’s already the second most expensive war in US history–only WWII cost more. The war in Afghanistan is heating up. It’s now the second longest war in US history–only Vietnam lasted longer. So … Continue reading

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The DogPoema para febrero de 2009

Near the military barracks a stray dog was shot; it was a skinny cur, flea-ridden which the military commanders believe to be a defiant guerrilla who changed into a dog and urinated on their tents. Download this piece as a … Continue reading

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The US Left and the War in AfghanistanLa Izquierda de EEUU y la Guerra de Afganistán

We bring you a statement by the Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan (dated October 2008; see the link below).  You may have already seen or read it.  We in FRSO/OSCL were in the process of drafting a statement on … Continue reading

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Deepen the Struggle to Defund the War

The anti-war movement has relearned some valuable lessons. It is incredibly hard to stop a war once plans are in place. And once a war starts, it can take years to slowly change the tide of public opinion. The anti-war … Continue reading

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Military Matters #35 — What We Don’t and Do Know: The Case of Hasan Akbar

Reprinted from Counterpunch. The determinations of a court martial, in much the same way as a civilian trial, conform to reality selectively where these determinations match the facts at all. That is certainly the case for Hasan Akbar, who was … Continue reading

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Military Matters #34 — Murder by the Numbers: The Specter of the Draft

First published on the From The Wilderness website, February 2005. In January, Congressman Charles Rangel's office announced his intention to reintroduce a bill reinstating the draft. The same bill, then entitled HR163, was summarily introduced and voted down in October … Continue reading

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Fayetteville March Shows Real American Values

Cindy Sheehan’s eyes showed no fear, only fierce determination. The co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace stepped forward and a crowd of nearly 4,000 people slowly began to follow her up a steep hill and into the nation’s consciousness. … Continue reading

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March 19, Fayetteville, NC — This Is Going To Be Huge!

It began last year with 1200 veterans, military family members and people of conscience marching through the streets of Fayetteville to say NO! to the war in Iraq. This year we’ll be back in numbers not seen in Fayetteville since … Continue reading

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Military Matters #27 — There’s No There There: Debating a Neocon

When I was first invited by Dr. Stephen Smith to speak at Winthrop University in South Carolina, I was preparing a trip to Haiti and I didn't give much thought to how I would handle the engagement. I'd just finished … Continue reading

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Military Matters #24 — A Ramble through Gender & the Military

"[T]he psychoanalytic process should be understood as occurring between subjects rather than within the individual. Mental life is seen from an intersubjective perspective. Although this perspective has transformed both our theory and our practice in important ways, such transformations create … Continue reading

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