“Democracy Now! recently spoke with the four Plowshares activists who are out on bond: Martha Hennessy, Carmen Trotta, Patrick O’Neill and Clare Grady.”
“On Friday May 3 Westminster Abbey will be hosting a service to mark 50 years of the UK having nuclear weapons on constant patrol at sea.
The invitation to the event, which has been seen by Christian CND, describes the event as a “National Service of Thanksgiving to mark 50 years of the Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD)”. There is at least one Trident submarine at sea at any one time, with each carrying sufficient nuclear warheads to bring about catastrophic damage to many cities and impact the climate in a way which would affect the entire world.”
“The goal of the intersectional Iraq War and Trump-Russia collusion fraudsters was clear: Regime change. The playbook is nearly identical—produce flawed intelligence, rally support from the media, portray any opponent as a bad actor, keep creating new crimes. However this time, instead of seeking to depose an Iraqi tyrant, the collusion propagandists within the conservative establishment sought to remove a duly elected U.S. president.”
“If we wait until they’re 17 or 18, we will not be the first impression,” Wardynski said. “Others will have made that for us.”
Well, we certainly wouldn’t want anyone else, besides the U.S. military, making the first impression on our kids! Get ’em early.
“The main difference between our wars is the absence of a draft. Your generation of combat soldiers is a generation of volunteers. That difference is a huge one, because your generation of soldiers is bearing a much heavier burden than mine did. Anyone who doesn’t want to fight and kill people, or get killed — they don’t have to. That’s a strange predicament for a republic like ours to be in….”
New documentary shows
“Filmed and directed by combat cameraman Miles Lagoze, ‘Obscura’ provides a true illustration of the primal aspects of war. Due to that honest approach, few of the film’s scenes will endear its participants to a public that consumes much of its war information through crisply-edited propaganda emerging from the Pentagon.
‘I think we’re at a point as veterans that we want to show war as it is,’ Lagoze told Military Times.
‘We’re kind of sick of the hero-worshipping.'”
Some friends in Denver have put together this video about Ben Salmon. Give it a listen and learn about an American Catholic family man and conscientious objector who lived during World War I.