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“Including the corpses, pal.” Notes from this week in soldier-dissent
A flyer/ad directed at troops concerned they’ll be deployed against protests in the wake of George Floyd. Of the 3 orgs in the caption, two are my former employers (sorta). Last year, I joined the board of the Center on Conscience And War, feeling the need to help the last org standing after the death ofContinue reading ““Including the corpses, pal.” Notes from this week in soldier-dissent”
Chapter titles: the best outtakes
In this Week Three of the U.S. coronavirus crisis, books seem more popular than ever — though as its economic impact hits home, I do find myself wondering if anyone will be buying them in November, or burning them to keep warm. Still, Ain’t Marching is in production now, and though its official publication date’sContinue reading “Chapter titles: the best outtakes”
Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Objects to Selective Use of Her Words
Originally posted on Moira Meltzer-Cohen, Attorney at Law:
Note: The Washington Post refused to publish the following article to correct their records “Chelsea Manning’s lawyer says the DOJ ‘bent over backwards’ to accommodate her medical needs.” I never expected to make headlines for the Washington Post, but I ought to have guessed that if I did, it…
Working back from these notes, could you grok the story?
Here’s the current endnotes from the Vietnam chapter — including interviews with folks who have since died. Wondering if they make a narrative of themselves. Alexa Gagosz, “MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, Vietnam resistors tell their stories.” Suffolk Journal, April 15, 2010. United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965) Lawrence Baskir and William Strauss, ChanceContinue reading “Working back from these notes, could you grok the story?”
A Story and a Book
Originally posted on The War Resisters League Blog:
by Matt Meyer [This article was originally published on ‘New Clear Vision‘ on February 15th, 2012.] On the Nature of Violence and Nonviolence Amidst a bombardment of Black Bloc commentary, questions about the militarized nature of tear-gas toting police, and the ever-frustrating all-too-abstract dialogues about the meanings…
Are lefty milpods the next whistleblowers, or “fortresses on a hill?”
(Photo, via Library of Congress; Some is of the “newsies,” the children peddling newspapers around city streets, when people still paid some money for words on paper.) Maybe both. As I write this I’m listening to Eyes Left, which explicitly IDs as a “Socialist Military Podcast.” Last night, I was catching up with Lions Led byContinue reading “Are lefty milpods the next whistleblowers, or “fortresses on a hill?””
The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism
Originally posted on Matthew Hoh:
This past weekend I spoke as part of the Poor People’s Campaign event: The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism. Reverend William Barber was, of course, the main speaker, and if you are uncertain as to how war and militarism play a role in the demands of…
Veteran Suicide is More From Guilt Than From PTSD
Originally posted on Matthew Hoh:
It’s been almost five months since I’ve written anything, and this post is not going to contain much of my writing, but rather sharing with you a note RootsAction sent out to its vast membership containing a clip of me in a talk I gave in London at the end…
Monday morning Winner whispers: a looooong road to #Justice4Reality?
I’ve spent the week waiting for a ruling on the Miranda issue raised in that February hearing, but Reality Winner’s counsel has not been. On Good Friday, the same day all counsel met for a status conference call, the defense gave notice that they intend to subpoena basically everyone with jurisdiction over U.S. cybersecurity orContinue reading “Monday morning Winner whispers: a looooong road to #Justice4Reality?”