Why We Should All Look Closer At Whistle Blower, Reality Winner’s Case

Originally posted on Lippy Libby's Blog:
With today’s hustle & bustle of our busy lives, many people don’t take the time, or don’t have the time, to really look into things that don’t directly effect them. Because of that, many people scan the newspaper in the morning, getting the gist of what’s going on,…

“I worked on the US drone program”: What the public should know…

Originally posted on Adonis Diaries:
“I worked on the US drone program”: What the public should know… Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them  a few questions: 1. “How many women and children have you seen incinerated…

One last #Justice4Reality post: Word is out

If I thought I was breaking a story by going to Georgia last week, I was mistaken. More and more are learning about this young veteran, and supporting Stand with Reality. You should check out that page and bookmark it, especially during this lag time between last week and Winner’s trial. There’s also an active FacebookContinue reading “One last #Justice4Reality post: Word is out”

Well, that felt like an episode of Law and Order. But #Justice4Reality?

In the courtroom, we all listened to bits of the audio of that day in June, and I could feel the tightness in her voice. She wasn’t about to show these strange men what she was thinking and feeling, really.

Notes from the road: my inner Smedley Butler

This morning, I get to pretend I’m 1/3 my age, when I didn’t think much of getting up early to ride halfway across the world for a good cause. (Above: 18-year-old me in Washington, D.C., at the 1981 Women’s Pentagon Action. I’d traveled there from Binghamton, New York.) In this case, I’m catching a rideContinue reading “Notes from the road: my inner Smedley Butler”

Oceanside soldiers, John Brown, and how the Civil War flips the script on dissent

  I was reshaping my Civil War chapter, with a scene on May 12, 1861 — with soldiers in the newborn Union Army singing a song for John Brown. That happened at Boston’s Fort Warren, on the harbor’s Georges Island. As I was trying to evoke that day, I realized a potential problem; I’d begunContinue reading “Oceanside soldiers, John Brown, and how the Civil War flips the script on dissent”

reality winner and the politics of grief

Veteran and Whistleblower.   That’s Winner in the spring of 2017, when she came across evidence (since publicly confirmed) that the Russian government had successfully hacked into some U.S. voter registration lists. She was spending her days, as an intelligence contractor, facilitating drone strikes in the Middle East, which under Trump have escalated the number of civilian casualties.

Marianne Hamilton, Presente! Peace Activist and Co-founder of Women Against Military Madness

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Her opposition to war and quest for peace, based in Minnesota, ranged across continents and took her from Vietnam to other parts of Southeast Asia and Central America.    By Carol Masters  WAMM Newsletter  Volume 35, Number 6  December 2017 Marianne was gracious, kind, funny, fearless, and persistent—some of the…