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Draft? For all the wrong reasons….

Karl Marlantes, a Former Marine who fought in the war on Viet-Nam, has an article in today’s New York Times, “The War That Killed Trust.” Marlantes has several books out on Viet Nam, and is very invested in that war, and

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In combat, you will kill civilians.

“Combat Rules To Protect Civilians are Revised,” an article in today’s New York Times, describes the Pentagon’s parsing of the rules for killing civilians. Potential recruits should understand that they will be put in the position of killing civilians, including

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Military Recruiting in the United States and Planning its Decline and Fall- New Book by Pat Elder!

  Military Recruiting in the United States and Planning its Decline and Fall Chapters 1. Military Enlistment Ruins Lives  2. The Military Enlistment Document Is Fraudulent  3. Recruiting Is Psy Ops at Home 4. Should Recruiters “Own” Our Schools? 5. Love Our enemies? Or

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Riyadh Lafta at UW Seattle October 27, 2016

  Dr. Riyadh Lafta is a Professor of Medicine at Mustansiriya College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq, and has been a partner and Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington Department of Global Health for the last decade. We have

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Silencing America as it prepares for war.

Silencing America as it Prepares for War By John Pilger Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when

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David Swanson reviews counter military recruiting book

  How to Counter Recruitment and De-Militarize Schools By David Swanson (David Swanson will be in Bellingham on April 14, 2016 at 7:30 at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship and in Seattle on April 15, 2016 at 7:30 Town Hall U.S. military recruiters

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It has only gotten worse….

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Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes

SUNDAY, NOV 9, 2014 03:59 AM PST You don’t protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracy It’s been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must

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Tomas Young, Iraq vet, anti-war activist, dies in Seattle at 34

Tomas Young, Iraq vet, anti-war activist, dies in Seattle at 34 By Christine Mai-Duc Los Angeles Times Tomas Young, who was wounded in Iraq and became one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war, has died. Young, who

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