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Why the Democrats Cheer Trump When He Wages War … and Why We Must Not Join Them

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Many people—grassroots Democrats, activists, and people who have generally looked to the top Democrats to stop Trump—were shocked and angry that these same leading Democrats are now cheering Trump’s military action.

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April 10, 2017 All it took was Trump firing off 59 cruise missiles against Syria for most leading Democrats, who had been posing as staunch Trump opponents, to start singing his praises.

Senator Chuck Schumer said it was “the right thing to do.” The “militant” Senator Elizabeth Warren said the “Syrian regime must be held accountable.” The “radical” Bernie Sanders condemned Assad as a “war criminal” while mildly criticizing the war criminal Trump for not consulting Congress first.

Right before the Syria attack, Democratic Party standard-bearer Hillary Clinton called for going further than Trump did and “taking out Syria’s airfields”—something which would require hundreds of major strikes, with the potential for unpredictable escalation.

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How to Confront the Military Recruiting Playbook

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  • Part !: Military Recruiting and How To Confront It
  • Wars start in our high schools, and this is where we can help to put an end to them.
  • Part 2: Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed
  • It’s time for a national discussion on military recruitment, something not likely to happen while the media moguls continue to ignore this important story.

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Part !: Military Recruiting and How To Confront It

 

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The revolution we engender must course through the schools. We can no longer afford to cede our neighborhood schools to the corporatists and the militarists. Wars start in our high schools, and this is where we can help to put an end to them.

Pat Elder <>, World Beyond War / Dandelion Salad 

June 30, 2017 | This year the Army’s goal is to recruit 80,000 active duty and reserve soldiers. The Navy is trying to sign up 42,000; the Air Force is looking for 27,000, and the Marines hope to bring on 38,000. That comes to 187,000. The Army National Guard will also attempt to lure 40,000.

These soldiers are needed to maintain the status quo for a year, aside from a last-minute increase of 6,000 additional Army soldiers added by President Obama.

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Part 2: Pentagon Recruiting Playbook Revealed

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It’s time for a national discussion on military recruitment, something not likely to happen while the media moguls continue to ignore this important story.

Pat Elder, World Beyond War / Dandelion Salad 

July 18, 2017 | Ominous developments in three states this summer – Oregon, Texas, New Jersey, and one city – Chicago, provide a glimpse into the Pentagon’s new playbook to recruit soldiers from high schools across the country. In brief, the military has been engaged in a robust lobbying campaign to lower academic standards to make it easier to recruit youth.

New recruits have long been required to hold a high school diploma or a GED certificate. This requirement is a major impediment to finding enough soldiers to meet annual targets, but even when struggling students barely manage to graduate, the Pentagon has developed a plan to marshal more of them into the military.

http://worldbeyondwar.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/pat-elder.jpg Pat Elder is the author of Military Recruiting in the United States, and the Director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, an organization that works to counter the alarming militarization of America’s high schools. Elder was a co-founder of the DC Antiwar Network and a long-time member of the Steering Committee of the National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth.

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Special Report | Ken Burns / Lynn Novick PBS Documentary Series 'The Vietnam War'

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The series will almost certainly avoid the fundamental moral issues that define the US as an historically imperial, dangerous, and deceitful political/economic nation state and culture.

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6 New Items including:

1) Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – 'a war we have consciously ignored'
2) Minnesota Remembers Vietnam
3) A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Sponsors Little to Worry About
4) Talking Points for Approaching the Burns/Novick PBS Vietnam War Documentary
5) The Vietnam War: A Film Everyone Can Embrace?
6) Burns and Novick, Masters of False Balancing

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6) Burns and Novick, Masters of False Balancing, Jerry Lembcke, Public Books
With The Vietnam War, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have created a film that rehashes some old, tired tropes. In doing so, they distort what soldiers, veterans, and antiwar activists alike know about the war and its aftermath, especially inside the United States.

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5) The Vietnam War: A Film Everyone Can Embrace? Camillo Mac Bica, Vietnam Full Disclosure
Full Disclosure: The Truth About America's War in Vietnam

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Attached you’ll find PBS’ brief descriptions of the 10 episodes along with concise, documented talking points you can use when participating in local PBS panels, making public statements or doing news interviews. In addition to the brief talking points and discussion questions, we’ve provided excerpts from important publications that provide deeper insight and further documentation.
This paper will help you authoritatively address issues raised in the PBS series and answer fundamental questions about the war.

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3) A Ball O’ Confusion Is Comin' to Your TV: Ken Burns' PBS Series on Vietnam Gives Its Corporate Sponsors Little to Worry About, By Frank Joyce, AlterNet
Don't expect an honest accounting of the atrocities commited by the U.S.

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2) Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • Part 1: Reserve your seats for "The Vietnam War":  Screening and Discussion: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam
  • There are going to be three events in the Twin Cities of Ken Burns: "The Vietnam War": Screening and Discussion. 
  • Part 2:  Full Disclosure: Re: The Burns-Novick PBS Series, About the US War in Viet Nam
  • The series will almost certainly avoid the fundamental moral issues that define the US as an historically imperial, dangerous, and deceitful political/economic nation state and culture.

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1) Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – 'a war we have consciously ignored', David Smith, The Guardian

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In this December 1965 photo shot by Horst Faas, a US 1st division soldier guards Route 7 as Vietnamese women and schoolchildren return home to the village of Xuan Dien from Ben Cat. Photograph: Horst Faas/AP

Burns’s new 10-part, 18-hour epic film covers the conflict from all sides, and hopes to ‘shape more courageous conversations about what took place’

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

 

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Writer Hunter S. Thompson predicted “guerilla warfare on a global scale, with no front lines and no identifiable enemy” after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks Ho New/Reuters


“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone,” he wrote.

David Moye, Huffington Post


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09/11/2017 | When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.

However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.

Shortly after the tragedy, the famed gonzo journalist wrote an essay for ESPN.com where he laid out his thoughts on what could happen in this new era.

Sixteen years later, his remarks are still chillingly accurate:

David Moye, Reporter, HuffPost, is a journalist with 20 years experience writing on offbeat subjects. He is the former senior editor of Wireless Flash, a news agency that provided The Daily Show, Good Morning America and many other shows with guest booking and news segments.

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