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

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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

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

Military 2.0: Should You Fear the Killer Robots?

P. W. Singer discusses the military's sci-fi future, what happens when life imitates Star Wars, and his new book, Wired for War. January 29, 2009 Mother Jones Peter W. Singer is not your typical "military expert." At 33 years old, he is the director of the Brookings Institution's 21st Century Defense Initiative and the youngest … Continue reading Military 2.0: Should You Fear the Killer Robots?