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jamila raqib

"Es hablando
no matandonos
como habremos
de entendernos"

Melchor Ocampo (Mexico)

It is in talking, not killing
that we are able
to understand one another.

Pipeline an Act of War: Rosebud Sioux

Rosebud Sioux Tribe: House Vote in Favor of the Keystone XL an Act of War

by Wica Agli / Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud, SD – November 14, 2014: In response to today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to authorize the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the Rosebud Sioux Tribal president announced that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate) recognizes the authorization of this pipeline as an act of war.

Why should US destroy someone's property in S.Korea for a naval base to "contain" China?

Living the Eucharist: resisting the destruction of Jeju Island Reflection

Drug Wars Are Good Business

Book Release Speaking Tour with Author

"Drug War Capitalism"
By Dawn Paley (dawnpaley@gmail.com)
• More info / To order: http://www.akpress.org/drug-war-capitalism.html
Drug Wars Are Good Business

There is no military solution

IPS Fellow Phyllis Bennis Condemns Escalating War in Syria and Iraq
More troops are not going to solve the problem. It will mean more violence for Iraqis and Syrians, and they will not make us any safer here at home

President Obama chose the tenth anniversary of the first US battle of Fallujah to announce he is almost doubling the US military deployment in Iraq, sending another 1,500 US soldiers back to the war, some of them right back to Fallujah’s Anbar province.

This Election -- Comments of Robert Borosage

"This election exposed the Democratic establishment’s fallacies. Social issues alone, which increasingly favor Democrats, can’t spur victory. Sophisticated campaign targeting and get-out-the-vote operations can’t substitute for the passion, clarity, and vision that motivate the Democratic base to vote. Democrats won’t win votes by adopting a corporate agenda. They must drive an agenda that will bring about an economy that works for everyone." ….
Robert Borosage (see below)

Tuesday's Election -- Public Citizen comments

Tuesday's election transferring control of the U.S. Senate to the Mitch McConnell-led Republicans is going to usher in a period of undeniable peril. The Koch Brothers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce invested very heavily in the election, and they are going to expect a return on that investment….

This midterm election made a mockery of our democracy, with more spending than ever before, more outside money, by far, than ever before, and more influence by a tiny group of super-rich people and giant corporations than our nation has seen since the age of the Robber Barons……

Syrian wars of proxy

[supposing this perspective is most correct: then what objective would there be for US to align with any? or against Assad? The US should seek its useful role outside of the military.]

By As'ad AbuKhalil - Mon, 2014-09-22 ANGRY CORNER

Information raises major questions.

Tell your representativesthat Congress must talk about what the US is going to do and not do in this region, what are the rationale and objectives of military action, as well as the need for Security Council action, because U.N. charter Article 2 prohibits the use of military force against other nations unless authorized by the Security Council.

Backsliding on Nuclear Promises

New York Times – September 23, 2014

(published on-line Sept. 22, 2014; in print edition on Sept 23)

Islamic State – in Iraq and Syria -- a major issue in a world of issues.

September 19, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation

The US is hearing emphasis on the need to go after this group militarily – in Syria and Iraq.

This cannot succeed.
It lacks examination of clarified purpose or of probable results on the part of the US or other nations.
There is urgency for Congressional, national, international discussion .


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