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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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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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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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