A Good Beginning


“It seems that some who have the ears of U.S. elite decision-makers are at least shifting away from wishing to provoke wars with Russia and China.”

Kathy Kelly
Published in: Antiwar, LA Progressive, Huffington Post, Rise Up Times, Truthout, Pagosa Daily Post, Counterpunch, War is a Crime, Gilmer Free Press, The Free Weekly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Date: September 7,8,10,21,26,29,October 7,2016
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Militarism Run Amok: Russians and Americans Get Their Kids Ready for War

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“In 1915, a mother’s protest against funneling children into war became the theme of a new American song, “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier.” Although the ballad attained great popularity, not everyone liked it. Theodore Roosevelt, a leading militarist of the era, retorted that the proper place for such women was “in a harem?and not in the United States.”

Roosevelt would be happy to learn that, a century later, preparing children for war continues unabated.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: The Raw Story
Huffington Post
History News Network
Common Dreams
Counter Punch
Blacklisted News
Sierra County Prospect
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Times of Earth
War is a Crime
La Progressive
Z Net
Date: August 30,31,September 1,5,2015

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Good People Doing Bad Things

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“In World War II, good American boys who wouldn’t have kicked a cat flew bombers that set cities filled with innocent German children on fire. German boys, who were raised to be kind and decent, participated in the atrocities of the Holocaust. How is it that normally decent people who are raised to be kind and respectful of others can commit acts of horrible violence during wars? How do they put aside their normal reluctance to hurt others and make the decision to shoot or bomb not only enemy combatants but civilians including women and children?”

Author: Kent Shifferd
Published in: Fountain of
War is a crime
World Beyond War
The Johnstown Breeze
Sierra County Prospect
Gilmer Free Press
Las Vegas Informer
The Gilmer Mirror
Date: August 18,19,26,2015

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