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Commentary :: Peace & War

Lessons of Vietnam

The lessons learned by the US military during the Vietnam war and their application to the present wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with particular reference to casualty figures.
 

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Art of War : Vietnam Vet

Vietnam Vet
 

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Commentary :: Alternative Media : Gender & Sexuality : Media Criticism

Women Writers in Alternative Media Using Male Pseudonyms

I am considering writing under a male pseudonym. I truly wonder, with almost all male editors and writers in alternative media, and in a sexist society, what effects me writing under a female name has. Am I getting less pay? Am I getting published less? Am I taken less seriously?
 

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Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Gender & Sexuality

The Psychology of Gender Differences

The gender of babies is being determined while still inside the womb nowadays. Parents decide what gender-based color clothing to buy, pre-birth. How much of our gender identity is based on biology versus cultural environment? And how is sex or gender determined?
 

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Announcement :: [none]

Keep Space For Peace: Protest Rally at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sept. 25

An International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space will take place from September 25 to October 2. Helen Calidicott is the keynote speaker on September 25 at the Front Gate Protest Rally at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County. At 11:30 there will be a 3 mile march to the front gate starting at the Hwy 1 on-ramp at Vandenberg Village.

The Bush Administration (after abandoning the ABM Treaty that outlawed missle defenses) plans to deploy missle defense interceptors before the next election as the next step to controlling and dominating space. Fifteen interceptors (that have yet to be proven effective) will be put into the ground at Ft. Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg AFB, California. We oppose the development of the proposed "sheild" from behind which pre-emptive strikes can be launched. Help build support for a U.N. sponsored ban on weapons in space.

Audio and Photo: Raging Grannies: The Best Things In Space Ain't Free
Audio and Photos: Bruce Gagnon's Update on the Privatization and Militarization of Space
Audio: Question and Answer Session

[ Vandenberg Peace Legal Defense Fund I Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space I Womens International League for Peace and Freedom I DISARM committee I Sept 25 – Oct 2 Local Actions ]

 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Environment & Food : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Media Criticism : Peace & War : Police State : Resistance & Tactics

Books to rock your Republican Mom's vote!

Before your Mom, brother, or friend votes in November, they really should read one, two, or all of these books, beginning with Mark Crispin Miller's "Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order." Tell your family and friends about these books! Buy these books for them! E-mail this list to everyone you know, and print it as a flyer to post in your local cafe or hand out in front of a bookstore. There's enough time before the election for a little good reading to make a big difference.
So go for it; make a difference!
 

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News :: Peace & War

Kucinich Calls on House to Hold Bush Accountable

Mounting evidence points to Iraq as a collosal failure with little hope for improvement. Dennis Kucinich has called for the House Subcommittee to hold hearings in open session to investigate the lies before the war, and those affecting current policies in iraq. Make a difference- Write one email and have it faxed to the entire subcommittee. Demand accountability. Click Read More and Email them now, it only takes a second to contact 6 congresspeople today.
 

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News :: Peace & War

Delivering the NO! at the RNC The Battle for a Revolutionary Summation

As we sum up the week of protest at the RNC and look to the struggles ahead, we should think about those who will be cracking history books in the future. We need to think about this today as we run the streets and struggle to win hearts and minds, fighting for a whole different world. As we rise up to say NO! to this rolling juggernaut of imperialist destruction, we need to think about all those future people who will be learning about the historic struggles that took place in the early part of the 21st century. When the world was crackling with both danger and opportunity..how did history unfold?

 

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LOCAL News :: Globalization & Capitalism : Peace & War : Police State

AUDIO: Bruce Gagnon's Update on the Privatization and Militarization of Space

On September 16, Bruce Gagnon, founder and director of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space, spoke in Santa Cruz about the Privatization and Militarization of Space. The Santa Cruz Raging Grannies opened up the evening.

Raging Grannies: [ Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 ] (4:32 minutes / 4.2 megabytes)
Bruce Gagnon part 1: [ Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 ] (29:42 minutes / 27.2 megabytes)
Bruce Gagnon part 2: [ Listen to the Stream or Download the mp3 ] (28:17 minutes / 25.9 megabytes)
 

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Announcement :: Peace & War

The Feeling of Existence

What actually is it that makes an object “feel? the presence of the other object when the two of them collide? Would it be possible for that object to “feel? the presence of the other object, if it were unable to “feel? its own presence? By what means then does it “feel? the presence of others? Take, for instance, that you are one of those who don’t believe that man has “the feeling of existence.? The question now is: “How then do you come to have the feeling that you are ‘always present’ and that you are always at the present?? Obviously, the feeling meant here is one that has nothing to do at all with your sensory feelings and neither does it have anything to do at all with your emotional feelings.
 

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