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Greatest Purveyor of Violence

In his "Beyond Vietnam" speech delivered at New York's Riverside Church on April 4, 1967 -- a year to the day before he was murdered -- the Reverend Martin Luther King called the United States "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today."

A Culture of Violence

Discussions of guns and who owns them or lobbies for them arise every time there's a mass murder, like that of the children in Connecticut recently.

Ethnic Cleansing The Nice Way

Moshe Feiglin, one of the most deluded and racist of those who make up the extreme right of Israeli politics and who is guaranteed his first seat in the Knesset after the upcoming election, has proposed what I imagine he regards as a nice way to complete Zionism’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

Balles: Fighting the Vampire Within

Early warriors massed on bloody battlefields with everything from sticks and screams to swords, bows and arrows, muskets and cannons. That scene remained both disgusting and ridiculous.

Failures of Intelligence

This citizen of conscience for U.S. House of Representatives 2012 asserts that America’s ugly side is rooted in failures of intelligence, heretical Christianity and a lack of true patriotism, for "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official." -Theodore Roosevelt

Resistance: No Warrant No Entry No Knock No Mercy

America is a violent country. It was founded in violence, in revolution against a violent England. It expanded to its present size in just over a century by violent conquest.

ERIC MAY: Has Obama Ordered Violence On Veterans?

Despite our connections we weren't acquainted, but I always respected his courage and candor. I wish him a speedy recovery, and hope that he will smile with me at the zany Zionist claim that we once controlled Cindy Sheehan: With Eric May hanging around in the early days, and Ray McGovern sliming himself all over her later on, it’s clear that people with an agenda to steer her toward the blame Israel meme attached themselves to her. They were helpful, I’m sure, appearing to provide stolid, real world perspectives amid all those crazy peace activists. And people like McGovern and May assumed the authority of “insiders”. I mean, if Israel does control the U.S., surely a CIA honcho like McGovern would know about it, right?

Richard Falk Reponds to The Lobby’s Vilification

By Richard Falk in Foreign Policy Journal Because my blog prompted by the Arizona shootings has attracted many comments pro and con, and more recently...

Updated: Richard Falk Is Right on 9/11—Will Obama and Friends Forsake...

Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, is under fire for writing what is obviously true about the U.S. government and...

Colbert: The Forgotten Victim in All of This Is Sarah Palin

The Word - Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Angriness. If incendiary rhetoric isn't connected to the Arizona tragedy, in the minds of the...

America And Her God Of Violence

In the pantheon of America's gods, none is more powerful or worshiped with greater fervor than the god of violence. Its colleagues or brother gods of greed, sex, touchdown, slam dunk and bacon cheeseburg­ers all genuflect and grovel before the god of violence.

‘What is a burned house compared to a burned and gassed...

While on tour of duty on Okinawa with USAF in 1952 I almost wound up standing for general courts-martial for having caused "unprovoked" grievous...

Shot Rang Out in the Memphis Sky

RFK announces assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., April 4, 1968. Violence, as King lived and died to tell us, is a betrayal....

‘Combat Paper’ Helps Vets Beat War Memories to a Pulp

One table at the presentation was mounded with a mass of buttons and a gnarled pile of shredded camouflage, which sat next to a portable pulper. Once pulped, shaped and dried, Matott said one uniform can make up to 350 sheets of 8-by-11 paper. The paper created from uniforms is varying shades of green, embedded with little flecks and strands of unpulped fiber. It feels tough, like extra-rugged construction paper