Posts Tagged ‘antiwar’

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In organizing, we speak about the cycle of activism, which waxes and wanes throughout the seasons of the year. During the winter months, many turn inward to home and hearth. But with springtime upon us, it’s time to dust off our signs and banners and put on our marching shoes.

To kick-off the upswing of activism that comes with the spring, join World BEYOND War and our allies for a National Day of Anti-War Action!

Initiated by the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, the demands of the Spring Anti-War Action are:

  • End U.S. wars, bombings, drones, and other forms of U.S. aggression
  • Close all U.S. foreign bases
  • Bring all U.S. troops home
  • Dismantle nuclear weapons
  • Use the funds of the massive U.S. military budget – $1 trillion/year – for human needs and environmental protection

Actions are being organized in mid-April in locations across the nation – from New York City to Minneapolis to the San Francisco Bay Area. Find an event near you.

We are witnessing a time of increasing cross-connections between movements, with the U.S. military-industrial complex at the root of many systemic issues. The Spring Day of Anti-War Action highlights both the foreign and domestic impact of U.S. warmongering. Our nation’s perpetual state of war fuels the militarization of the police at home, contributes to an increasing surveillance state that infringes on our civil liberties, and abuses our tax dollars, leaving little to nothing for education, healthcare, infrastructure, and environmental protection.

Can you join this April for #SpringAgainstWar?

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Telesur – Here is a photo of a young Stephen Hawking (with the canes) in London marching against the war in Vietnam in 1969.

More than 30 years later he spoke out fervently against the war in Iraq. He also joined the BDS movement against Israel, calling the situation “like that in South Africa before 1990. It cannot continue.”

He wasn’t just one of the most brilliant minds of our times, he was also someone with a social conscience and critical of capitalism, saying:

“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.”

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Desmond Tutu #nowar

Posted: September 7, 2017 in -
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Alternative voices now openly targeted by Youtube censors. “Controversial or sensitive subjects” are being selectively erased from history. 

StormCloudsGathering is Under Attack – Major Changes Coming

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The battle over Google’s selective censorship continues. It seeks to neuter news content so that everything must essentially be suitable for sheltered children, or else it can freeze advertising revenue. This chilling effect has been making the news lately, beginning with the situation at Antiwar.com over 10 year old Abu Ghraib abuse photos.

How Google AdSense Censors the News

Google’s spokesmouth literally said this:

“A good rule of thumb is if it would be okay for a child in any region of the world to see that image, it’s acceptable.”

They are now on a Jihad to cut off advertising to any sites that don’t fall into that category… unless they’re big multinationals methinks.

Now ponder this:

Especially since it seems that once the process gets over to the “human review,” things get much more subjective. [Antiwar’s] Garris says Antiwar.com was reinstated after he got in touch by e-mail with AdSense public relations. But then AdSense came back and said the deal was off because of a May 2014 Antiwar story that featured an Associated Press photo showing a pile of dead people allegedly killed by Ukrainian government soldiers.

…“I think what they really might be trying to do is edit us so we either become less objectionable in their minds, or just get rid of us.”