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  • Edward Snowden: The Asymmetry of Courage

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    Edward Snowden’s courage is like a lever the end of which he shoved under the NSA’s enormous dead weight. Whether the weight moves depends on how many of us grab on. Asymmetry can move mountains.
  • Norman Solomon on Bradley Manning and Who "The Enemy" Really Is

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    Norman Solomon, founder of Rootsaction.org and the executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, uses two questions posed by The New Yorker writer Amy Davidson as prompts for this insightful essay, "Bradley Manning is Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy'-- If the Enemy is Democracy."On her blog, Davidson asked the following:Would it aid the enemy, for example, to expose war crimes committed by American forces or lies told by the American governmentIn that case, who is aiding the enemy -- the wh
  • The Militarization of North American Life

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    Bruce Gagnon delivered this speech, "The Militarization of North American Life", at the Mauna Nui 2013 Teach-In conference held in Berkeley, California from May 31 to June 2, 2013.I live in Bath, Maine where Navy Aegis destroyers are built. These ships are outfitted with so-called "missile defense" systems that the Pentagon is today using to help surround Russia and China.
  • Gleen Greenwald on Bradley Manning, SF Gay Pride, and Political Values

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    Glenn Greenwald's essay is particularly interesting in the light of the Salman Rushdie Op-Ed that we posted yesterday, in which he pointed out how we prioritize physical courage over moral courage.Read Glenn Greenwald's whole piece at Common Dreams.Here are the first two paragraphs of Greenwald's essay.News reportsyesterday indicatedthatBradley Manning, widely known to be gay, had been selected to be one of the Grand Marshals of the annual San Francisco gay pride parade, named by the LGBT Pride Celebration
  • Salman Rushdie on Moral Courage

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    In an Op-Ed in The New York Times, Salman Rushdie writes, " We find it easier, in these confused times, to admire physical bravery than moral courage -- the courage of the life of the mind, or of public figures."Mr. Rushdie goes on to assert that, "Political courage, nowadays, is almost always ambiguous.
  • The Rules dot Org Breaks Down the Global Wealth Gap

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    Get this: The richest 300 people in the world have more wealth than 3 billion poor people around the world. Therules.org suggests we change the rules. But how?
  • David Swanson Interviews Rob Shetterly

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    Listen to David Swanson, host of "Talk Nation Radio" interview Rob Shetterly: Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at http://davidswanson.org/talknationradio
  • David Swanson: Iraq War Among World´s Worst Events

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    Read David Swanson´s piece on why the Iraq War is among the world´s worst events. This page also includes more video and analysis from the March 18, 2013 event at Busboys and Poets, where Swanson´s AWTT portrait was unveiled. Speakers included Andy Shalal, Iraqi-American and Busboys and Poets Founder, Leah Bolger, former president of Veterans for Peace, Swanson, and Rob Shetterly, artist and founder of Americans Who Tell the Truth.
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching the Iraq War

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    The Zinn Education Project, in conjunction with Rethinking School and Teaching for Change, has published an article by Bill Bigelow on "How Not To Teach the Iraq War."Writes Bigelow:In 2006, with U.S.
  • David Swanson Portrait Unveiling: Videos

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    March 18, 2003 Washington, D.C.: Watch Robert Shetterly describe the Americans Who Tell the Truth project at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC at the event at which David Swanson´s portrait was unveiled and that commemorated the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Question and Answer Period 1 Question and Answer Period 2