Do “Peace Accords” Lead to Peace, Justice and Security for the People?

By: Friday July 26, 2013 6:19 pm

It is commonly assumed that “peace agreements” between pro-US rightwing regimes and leftwing insurgents lead to peace, justice and greater security. A number of peace agreements which were signed and implemented in the 1990’s in Central America, South Africa, Philippines and elsewhere provide us with ample data over two decades to confirm or reject this commonplace assumption.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam

By: Saturday January 19, 2013 1:59 pm

Writing about war crimes in an American war fought nearly 50 years ago is a thankless task for a journalist. But it is a subject that is more relevant than ever as the United States gears up for permanent global war in which U.S. troops may be sent to fight simultaneously in several Islamic countries. What really happened in Vietnam holds profound significance for understanding how the U.S. military operates.

That is why Nick Turse’s new book “Kill Anything That Moves” deserves the attention of activists in particular. It is the first real scholarly book on this subject.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Matt Kennard, Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 1:59 pm

In the wake of the horrific Sikh temple shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin by Wade Michael Page—an ex-military neo-Nazi—comes a startling new investigation that reveals the depths of the extremist and criminal elements that have infiltrated the US military over the past two decades. Compiling years of research, interviews, and reporting from around the globe, journalist Matt Kennard presents a hard look at how the deliberate loosening of enlistment standards, especially after 9/11, allowed neo-Nazis, gang members, and the mentally ill to flood the ranks of the military.

Sunday Late Night: What Enormous Consequences?

By: Sunday October 17, 2010 8:01 pm

The Palm Center, which has done heroic work to get Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell repealed, by studying and sharing how other countries’ militaries have succeeded with open service and by documenting the implications of DADT repeal, has a new website you might want to check out.

Pentagon Joins Global Socialist Conspiracy, Hastens Development of Alternative Energies

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 10:30 am

Among wingnuts, it’s an article of faith that efforts to develop energy sources that don’t burn fossil fuels are part of some kind of secret Marxist plot.

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