Tag: United States

After Sendai

By Richard Falk, Counterpunch, Mar. 18-20, 2011 After atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki there was in the West, especially the United States, a short triumphal moment, crediting American science and military prowess with bringing victory over Japan…

What US Air Power Actually Does

By Tom Engelhardt, Counterpunch, March 17, 2011 When men first made war in the air, the imagery that accompanied them was of knights jousting in the sky. Just check out movies like Wings, which won the first Oscar for Best…

Rally: Stop US drone attacks on Pakistan

Location: U.S. Consulate, 201 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg Organizer: ACTION 1:21 Background: We are a Christian group that believes following Jesus involves working for justice and peace. Our name is derived from Phillipians 1:21, a Bible verse “for me, to live…

Even lost wars make corporations rich

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Jan. 10, 2011 Power does not rest with the electorate. It does not reside with either of the two major political parties. It is not represented by the press. It is not arbitrated by a judiciary…

Bitter Memories of War on the Way to Jail

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig, Dec. 20, 2010 The speeches were over. There was a mournful harmonica rendition of taps. The 500 protesters in Lafayette Park in front of the White House fell silent. One hundred and thirty-one men and women,…