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Antiwar Movement

Remembering Tomas Young (1979-2014): Iraq War Veteran Turned Antiwar Activist

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Young was paralyzed in 2004 shortly after arriving in Iraq. He went on to become one of the nation's most prominent antiwar U.S. veterans speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The Pentagon is planning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War by launching a $30 million program to rewrite and sanitize its history. Replete with a fancy interactive website, the effort is aimed at teaching schoolchildren a revisionist history of the war.

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

The Rise and Fall of the Nation's Largest Student Movement: the Students for Democratic Society

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Today, the student-activist organization Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is being reactivated on college campuses around the country as the New SDS. Yet, how many of its new members are aware of SDS's complex past and the role of its legendary leader, Carl Oglesby?

Is It Okay to Take Serious Risks as a Parent If It's for the Greater Good?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

I grew up with parents who took risks like those taken by the Raines' and yet I worry that I could be sheltering my own kids too much like the parents described in All Joy and No Fun.

Pete Seeger: Beating Flagpoles Into Ploughshares

Michael Winship | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only was it sad to hear the news yesterday morning of Pete Seeger's passing but startling to realize that it was 45 long years ago that we first met. It was in 1969, at Georgetown University, when I was a callow college freshman and he already was a legend among folk music lovers and political activists.

Video: 'It Was Time to Do More Than Protest' -- 1971 Burglars Who Exposed COINTELPRO Reveal Their Identities

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Democracy Now!

One of the great mysteries of the Vietnam War era has been solved. On March 8, 1971, a group of activists -- including a cabdriver, a day care direc...

We Beg to Inform (On) You...

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

I had certainly been aware of how many post-9/11 "terror" cases against American Muslims rested on the acts and testimony of government informers. I began to wonder, however, what we didn't know about the low-tech side of America's massive intelligence overreach.

For All Children Everywhere

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

We can end war. War is not inevitable, no matter how cluelessly enthusiastic the media may be to promote it, no matter how thoroughly it runs the global economy and dominates almost every government.

The Lever of Social Action

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The time is excruciatingly right, the hell of the current system screams at us in daily headlines, most people want it -- but war is the way things are. Government serves it. The economy serves it. The media serve it.

While Millions Rush to Meet Deadline, Tax Resisters Continue Longstanding Refusal to Fund War

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Today is April 15th, Tax Day, when millions of Americans scramble to file their income taxes on time. It's also a day when people across the country a...

Exclusive: Tomas Young Reads in Full His Letter to Bush & Cheney, "A Message From a Dying Veteran"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Paralyzed in a 2004 attack in Sadr City, Iraq War veteran Tomas Young recently announced that he will stop his medicine and nourishment, which comes i...

Music Video Premiere of "Guerra Solo Muertos" by Moisés Gadea

Joshua Berman | Posted 10.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Joshua Berman

Moisés Gadea is a singer-songwriter from Managua who was once declared "Songwriter of the Year" by the Nicaraguan National Assembly. "Guerra Solo Mue...

Radical Catholics: Remembering The Catonsville Nine

Shawn Francis Peters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Shawn Francis Peters

The Catonsville Nine still are worth remembering. Their protest and trial provided a singularly sweeping and sharp critique of the failings of American society in the 1960s. But it's probably a mistake to remember them merely as one-dimensional religious icons.

Some Anti-war Reflections on Memorial Day

Rick Ayers | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Rick Ayers

Across the country this memorial day, in parks and at parades, before sporting events and at graduation ceremonies, the hypocrisy of men extolling the glories of warfare was on obscene display.

Anti-War Activists Ignored By The Media

Nieman Watchdog | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

The national news media almost totally ignore homefront protests of the Afghanistan war, killer drones, torture, and more, regardless of their newswor...

Is a Broader Peace Movement Here? One That Can Really Stop U.S. Militarism?

Kevin Zeese | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

A new anti-war movement that can really challenge U.S. militarism is being born. People from across the political spectrum joined together opposing U.S. war and empire.

Manning Marable: In His Own Words

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Manning Marable, 60, died on April 1, 2011. He was a professor of public affairs, history and African American Studies at Columbia University and the ...

The Peace Movement Today

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Recently, when commentators have bothered to notice the American peace movement, they have pronounced it dead. But this is far from the case. Adm...

Reagan the Nuclear Hawk

Tad Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tad Daley

Ronald Reagan might well have started a nuclear war. And it was awakened citizens marching in the streets -- much like in Egypt today -- who stopped him.

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Call for Peace as Racial Justice Still Rings

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Grassroots groups around the country will remember King's stance on the Vietnam War and take stock of how much, or how little, the country has progressed since King first broke his silence.

How Deceit and Truth Are Feeding Resistance to US Militarism

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Now that we know what the government is doing in our name, Americans must take action to stop it. Knowing the truth and not acting is complicity in their actions

Dan Froomkin

VIDEO: Police Arrest 131 Antiwar Protesters In Front Of White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to spark the country's silent majority into action, 131 antiwar protesters got themselves arrested Thursday, in one of the larger...

Dan Froomkin

Major Anti-War Protest Planned

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as President Obama on Thursday attempts to put a good face on the war in Afghanistan, Vietnam-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and several dozen...

Prominent Americans Oppose Prosecution and Extradition of Assange

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Prominent authors, academics, lawyers, whistleblower activists have signed on to a strongly worded statement condemning "efforts to fraudulently criminalize the legitimate journalism of Julian Assange."