October 18, 2009 Peoria Journal Star After traveling to Honduras earlier this month to show his support for the June 28 military coup, Congressman Aaron Schock ironically spoke of his concern for democracy and "the will of the Honduras people." The ousted President Manuel Zelaya, however, is the democratically elected leader who - with the … Continue reading Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras
The Guardian, ZNet The release of the extensive investigation by the Project on Government Oversight on Tuesday depicting a "Lord of the Flies" environment among mercenaries in Afghanistan, should only sour the American public further on a war that the majority rightfully no longer believe is worth fighting. According to interviews and emails with more … Continue reading Guards Gone Wild
KALW 91.7 FM Today, I was on "Your Call," an hour-long call-in program on KALW 91.7 FM, the local Public Radio station in San Francisco, to talk about the impact of drones and robotics on war. To listen to show, click here. Hope you enjoy!
Blackwater – er, Xe – has been kicked out of Iraq. Now the other private security contractors should be banned as well. February 17, 2009 The Guardian, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet After raking in more than a billion dollars from its contracts in Iraq, Blackwater is finally being forced to leave the country that … Continue reading No Mercy for Mercenaries
January 5, 2009 Foreign Policy In Focus, Alternet, Common Dreams In discussing his plans for the Iraq War during the presidential campaign, one group that Barack Obama seldom, if ever, mentioned as supporting his proposed policy was the Iraqi people. Obama's campaign website, which differs only slightly from his transition website, lays out very clearly … Continue reading Obama: Listen to Iraqi Opinion
October 31, 2008 Huffington Post Those skeptical of voting - at least for either major party - are invariably confronted with some version of the "lesser of two evils" argument. It's usually the last line of defense for Democrats, after they concede that their party has a long way to go on many of the … Continue reading Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils
October 27, 2008 issue Indypendent, and a longer version on the Huffington Post "If you don't vote, then you can't complain." So goes a refrain that is reflexively regurgitated to anyone who questions the efficacy of voting. Generally it's accompanied by a smug look, indicating that in their eyes you're hopelessly out of touch with … Continue reading Voting is a Cop-out