Dead canaries

“Many people think that the fight for America is already lost. They couldn’t be more wrong. This is just the beginning of the fight for America and Europe…”

Author: Robert Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, CityWatch Los Angeles, Bainbridge Island Review, LA Progressive, Counterpunch, Monticello Minnesota Times, Buzzflash, ZNet, Free Press, Sierra County Prospect, The Smirking Chimp, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News, Emmitsburg Maryland News-Journal
Date:2019, August 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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The God of War

Robert Koehler

“There’s Mars, the god of war, perched in a parking garage in Dallas, annihilating the enemy with utter impunity. Mars, you sicko! Just listen to President Obama:
“By definition, if you shoot people who pose no threat to you…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Lassen County Times, Common Wonders Blog, Common Dreams, Free Press, Gilmer Free Press, Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Chicago Activism, Sierra County Prospect, Information Clearing House, The Journal of People, The Smirking Chimp, IslamiCity
Date: July 13,14,15,16,19,20,23,2016
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How Our Naive Understanding of Violence Helps ISIS

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Paul K. Chappell
“At West Point I learned that technology forces warfare to evolve. The reason soldiers today no longer ride horses into battle, use bows and arrows, and wield spears, is because of the gun. The reason people no longer fight in trenches, as they did during World War I, is because the tank and airplane were greatly improved and mass-produced. But there is a technological innovation that has changed warfare more than the gun, tank, or airplane. That technological innovation is mass media.”

Author: Paul K. Chappell
Published in: The Easley Progress
Pickens Sentinel
Hutchinson Leader
The PeaceWorker
War is a Crime
La Progressive
Gilmer Free Press
Sierra County Prospect
Date: December 10,13,14,16,17,2015

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Armed insecurity

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Robert Koehler
““… no real security, just powers of retaliation.”
This was Norman Mailer, four-plus decades ago, writing in “Miami and the Siege of Chicago” about the obsessive security measures – “helicopters riding overhead like roller coasters, state troopers with magnums on their hip and crash helmets, squad cars, motorcycles” – at the Democratic and Republican national conventions, which … uh, didn’t actually provide security, but sure allowed us to get even afterwards.”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Wonders Blog
Huffington Post
Lebenshaus Schwabische Alb
The Raven Foundation
Common Dreams
The Town Talk
Truth Out
The Peace Worker
Sierra County Prospect
La Progressive
Gilmer Free Press
Newberry Observer
Lansing State Journal
Date: July 22,23,24,26,29,August 3,4,2015

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