The military is currently putting the breaks on the drive to war in Iran, says a former colonel and diplomat, but concerned citizens need to step up.
Fear is often deliberately manufactured — and then exploited — by those in power to further their own ends.
Learning from shortcomings and other movements
Mobilizing Ideas The 10-year anniversary for the movement that sprung up against the war in Iraq is on the horizon, and it presents an opportune time to reflect on its progress, and more importantly, the lessons that can be learned from its shortcomings. While activists were busy organizing in the fall of 2002, the dramatic … Continue reading Learning from shortcomings and other movements
Interview on Russia Today
I was on Russia Today (RT), Russia's 24/7 English-language news channel, to discuss ex-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's role in the Iraq war and the use of torture on the day that his new memoir Known and Unknown was released. Click here to watch the video.
Newsmaker Interview: Mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan
WDIS 1170AM Last Thursday, I was on "The Fairness Doctrine," a 2-hour long talk show - hosted by conservative Chuck Morse and liberal Patrick O'Heffernan - that is broadcast live from Boston and can be heard from Maine to Rhode Island on WDIS 1170AM and WNSH 1570AM, to talk about the latest news regarding the use of mercenaries in … Continue reading Newsmaker Interview: Mercenaries in Iraq and Afghanistan
Mercenaries and Murder in Iraq
The Guardian, Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, Common Dreams, ZNet It would be nice to celebrate the recent withdrawal of the remaining British troops from Iraq as the end of the UK's direct involvement in the military occupation there. But such festivities would unfortunately be premature. The killing last Sunday in Baghdad's Green Zone of two … Continue reading Mercenaries and Murder in Iraq
The Dawn of Robot Wars
The Indypendent, WIN Magazine, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet. Also published as an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Australian Financial Review. Syndicated by Featurewell.com. With little public scrutiny, robotics is quickly revolutionizing not only how war is fought, but who fights in war. While the U.S. military first began to experiment with remote-controlled weapons … Continue reading The Dawn of Robot Wars
Attack of the Killer Robots
The Pentagon’s dream of a techno army is doomed to fail. February 2009 issue In These Times; To view PDF, click here. Also published in the Columbia City Paper, Metroland, Boise Weekly, Alternet, Common Dreams One of the most captivating storylines in science fiction involves a nightmarish vision of the future in which autonomous killer robots … Continue reading Attack of the Killer Robots
Obama: Listen to Iraqi Opinion
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
Beyond the Lesser of Two Evils
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