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Bringing down Serbia’s dictator, 10 years later
A conversation with Srdja Popovic by Eric Stoner and Bryan Farrell Waging Nonviolence, Truthout, Yes! Magazine, The Indypendent Ten years ago, on October 5, 2000, hundreds of thousands of Serbian protesters descended on the streets of Belgrade and pushed past the indifferent security forces to seize control of the Parliament building, effectively ending the dictatorship of … Continue reading Bringing down Serbia’s dictator, 10 years later
Schock fighting against freedom in Honduras
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
Guards Gone Wild
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
How Does Remote-Controlled Technology Change War?
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!
No Mercy for Mercenaries
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
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
Voting is a Cop-out
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
Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America
July/August 2008 issue NACLA Report on the Americas, Innsikt (Norway), Common Dreams, ZNet In October, Erik Prince, the 39-year-old CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, a leading private security company operating in Iraq, went into damage-control mode. Blackwater employees in Baghdad’s Nisour Square had killed 17 Iraqi civilians the previous month, causing an uproar and the suspension … Continue reading Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America
Fear and Loathing on the Jersey Shore
by Eric Stoner and Bryan Farrell August 20, 2007 Huffington Post, Yahoo! News Manhattan's cosmopolitan atmosphere has a way of making people forget what life is like for the rest of America. Coffee shops, book stores and night life are all tailored to meet the needs of even the most niche-oriented individual. But back on … Continue reading Fear and Loathing on the Jersey Shore