Category Archives: Military-industrial complex

Afghanistan: A Veteran’s Perspective

  by Michael J. Corgan I don’t consider myself a pacifist. I believe there will always be those who choose to resort to war for little or no good reason and others of us must deal with them. However, sometimes … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution 1: Resist and Rise

  By Kathie MM New Year’s Resolution 1 comes from the long-time successful activist group Greenpeace International.  They have resolved: Tomorrow we rise. Here are their specific resolutions: “Tomorrow we break the cycle of overconsumption. Tomorrow we hold corporations accountable. … Continue reading

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Fossil fuel or life? Polar bears today. The world’s children tomorrow?

Today’s post features excerpts from a Common Dreams staff writer, Julia Conley, who describes an award-winning video  of a polar bear starving to death. Global warming results in less ice, which means less availability of polar bears’ food. Conley’s story and … Continue reading

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Remembering JFK: Voices from a Smoldering Grave

MEMORIAL PROSE POEM  by Anthony J. Marsella John Fitzgerald Kennedy  (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), President of the United States of America I. I cannot rest,                                                                                   My spirit rages;                                                                      Incomplete truths, lies — remain.                                               My grave … Continue reading

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