Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: Vietnam War

Reflections on Vietnam and Iraq

The lessons of two failed wars...

Soldiers who fight war

A new book refutes a central myth about the Vietnam War.

The war that never ends (for the US military high command)

And it’s not the War on Terror!

Hearts and minds

As with the needless sacrifice of our young Amerikans during Vietnam, ditto for the use of them again in these Middle Eastern 'phony wars'. 

The 1967 mobilization against the war in Vietnam: Confrontation at the...

Hopefully we can all learn something useful for today by looking back at this crucial event through the eyes of someone whose worldview was shaped by his participation in it.

How anti-Vietnam War activists stopped violent protest from hijacking their movement

The movement must keep its focus on the issues. We must not allow ourselves to get distracted.

New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

More than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, research is still showing the effects of the herbicide Agent Orange. The latest findings: An association between exposure and high blood pressure.

Dancing with the Beast

“The Beast of Empire that Nixon alluded to in May of 1970 is still alive and more powerful than ever. It hides within the breast of a controlled government and media. To paraphrase : Its finest trick is to persuade you that it does not exist!”

“Members of the Jury, You Have Just Found Jesus Christ guilty”:...

“On this Easter Weekend, I would like to focus on a few of the statements made by the Catonsville Nine, as recorded by Daniel Berrigan in ‘The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.’”

America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

And if anyone says the analogy between Vietnam and the current conflict is debatable, that’s just the point. Rather than a rush to yet more war, it’s time to have a real national debate on the subject.

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To hell with the filibuster

Representative democracy based on majority rule is logical; anything else is utterly illogical and self-defeating.

Despite pressure from US and Bayer, Mexico will ban glyphosate

“Our rationale is based on the precautionary principle in the face of environmental risks as well as the right of the Mexican government to take action in favor of the public good.”

Colombian company uses coffee husks to build low-income housing

Woodpecker, a startup in Bogota, Colombia, uses coffee husks to manufacture lightweight, prefabricated buildings for home and classroom use.

Investigation into chemical exposure from fracking in Pennsylvania provokes call for rapid phaseout

“Pennsylvania’s children should not be used as laboratory rats,” said biologist Sandra Steingraber, who called fracking “an uncontrolled human experiment” that involves “toxic exposures.”

Reclaimed water could be the solution to farming in a drier future

A California farm is making sure wastewater no longer goes to waste.