October 9, 2009 KALW 91.7FM 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, for its Friday Media Roundtable. Along with two other guests, I discussed how the mainstream media has covered the war in Afghanistan, the passage of the defense spending bill in Congress, and the … Continue reading Friday Media Roundtable
Alternet, Huffington Post, Common Dreams, ZNet On the eve of the G-20 summit last week, President Barack Obama gave a long interview to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, in which he said that even during his days as a community organizer in Chicago he was never a big fan of mass protests. With the clear intention of … Continue reading According to Obama Global Capitalism Is an ‘Abstraction,’ Not Worth Protesting
U.S. Military Spending Dwarfs China's April 15, 2009 ZNet, Huffington Post. Also published as an op-ed in the Asheville Citizen-Times, NC; White River Valley News, AK; Liberal Opinion Week, IA. Distributed by Minuteman Media and Featurewell.com. With the release of its annual report on China's military capabilities at the end of March, the Pentagon is doing its … Continue reading The Pentagon’s Monster in the Mirror
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
September 19, 2007 Huffington Post In the United States, where the vast majority of the population (82 percent according to a recent Newsweek poll) identify themselves as Christians, one of the most important steps we can all take to ending not only the war in Iraq, but all war, is to remind people of faith … Continue reading Living by the Sword
by Eric Stoner and Bryan Farrell April 17, 2007 ZNet When millions took to the streets across the U.S. and around the world on February 15, 2003, in the largest global demonstration for peace in history, President Bush brushed it off with ease. To let this influence his decision to attack Iraq, he quipped, would … Continue reading Why Pay for War?
April 5, 2007 TomPaine.com, and a shorter op-ed version was published in: Topeka Capital Journal, KS; Hereford Brand, TX; Northwest Arkansas Times, AK; Asheville Citizen-Times, NC; Portland Observer, OR; Newberg Graphic, OR; Morris Sun Tribune, MN; Daily Globe, MN. Distributed by Minuteman Media. Forty years ago this week, on April 4, 1967, and a year … Continue reading King’s Prophetic Call for Peace