Category: War

  • Tell Your House Rep: ‘Pull Funding for the War'

    Got 2 minutes? Go to and find your house rep. Call them and say: I support pulling funding for the war in Iraq. Hang up. Everyone will be scared of the sacred ‘You don’t support the troops.’ or even better ‘Why do you hate the troops?’ or even better ‘Why do you hate America?’ […]

  • What Books Changed Your Mind in 2006?

    I chronicled my favorite business-y books of 2006 on my business-y blog. Here’s the political books: Whose Freedom?: The Battle for America’s Most Important Idea by George Lakoff. Lakoff is a Berkeley linguist best known for introducing the concept of ‘framing’ into political discussion. You also know it as ‘marketing’. His most accessible book is […]

  • AP/AOL Poll: 35% Predict Draft, 25% Predict Christ in 2007

    35 percent predict the military draft will be reinstated. 25 percent anticipate the second coming of Jesus Christ. Another terrorist attack, a warmer planet, death and destruction from a natural disaster. These are among Americans’ grim predictions for the United States in 2007.  

  • Center for Constitutional Rights Files Briefing to Investigate Donald Rumsfeld for War Crimes

    Rummy better stay stateside: The complaint is being filed under the Code of Crimes against International Law (CCIL), enacted by Germany in compliance with the Rome Statute creating the International Criminal Court in 2002, which Germany ratified. The CCIL provides for “universal jurisdiction” for war crimes, crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. It enables […]

  • No One Embedded in the Peace Movement

    Amy Goodman had said this years ago and I actually started really registering it this week. We have journalists embedded in Iraq with all the military divisions, in all the major regions… we have journalists talking to parents and families with loved ones overseas… we have journalists flying in the jets with the politicians… but […]

  • HR 5122 Allows President to Station Troops Within US to Suppress Public Disorder Without Consent of Governors

    You thought that torture bill was bad – that same day this got signed: President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law. It does so by revising the Insurrection Act, a set of laws that limits the President’s […]

  • Paraguay Refuses Immunity to US Soldiers

    (via Newsvine) Paraguay’s decision to refuse diplomatic immunity for U.S. troops and not to renew a military cooperation pact sparked debate Tuesday, with analysts calling the developments a blow to U.S. attempts to improve regional ties. Foreign Minster Ruben Ramirez said Monday that Paraguay and Washington would not renew a defense-cooperation agreement for 2007 over […]

  • Homophobes Are Obsessed With Butt Sex

    I just had to say that out loud. Or rather, in print. I think homophobes are gay. Really. Anyone that is that obsessed with other people’s genitals has a big problem with their own. Stories that gay men show their love by drinking eachother’s urine. Ha. Ron never drinks out of a water bottle after […]

  • Herman Goering, Nazi Reichsmarshall and Luftwaffe-Chief, on War

    Clip and save for future reference: Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, […]

  • Cannon Fodder Fathers Replaced With Cardboard Cutouts

    This cannot be true: Randall has little to say because he’s a ‘‘Flat Daddy,” a two-dimensional foam board likeness from the waist up of the Maine Army National Guard officer from Hermon who was sent to Afghanistan in January with the 240th Engineer Group of Augusta.The Guard has provided more than 100 of the cutouts […]