War

‘Grounded’ At The Gamm

“Grounded,” the new one-woman play at the Gamm Theatre, examines how remotely-waged warfare may not be such a great idea vis-à-vis humanity, the soul, etc. The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Reassigned […]

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First in War, Last in Peace

Don’t forget to eat a Johnnycake or light some fireworks before Rhode Island Independence Day is over. It was just 233 years ago that the beloved General Assembly declared our independence from the tyrannical British: § 25-2-1  Rhode Island Independence Day. – The fourth day of May in each and every year is established, in this

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Southeast Asian Heritage Week

The complete schedule is here. Monday, November 10th Convocation: “We Have Every Right to Be Against this War” Salomon 001, 7-9 pm Pre-convocation Dinner Faculty Advising Fellow Home 22 Benevolent Street, 5-6:30 (RSVP to miles_hovis@brown.edu) Chhaya Choum of CAAAV (Organizing Asian Communities in New York City) speaks about her experience as a war refugee in

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Will 92,000 believe this stinker?

Has this one hit the mainstream yet? Twistings of truth and outright lies — exaggerated promises of benefits, downplayed odds of seeing combat — are sadly not uncommon military recruitment tactics. (Neither is parking outside of a high school in a tricked-out Hummer with an awesome sound system, and flat screens on which you can

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Mildly Revolted

You know what you don’t see much these days?  Apocalyptic sandwich boards.  You know, the kind people would wear while ringing a bell and pacing the sidewalk and proclaiming that the end was nigh? I mean, I don’t think I ever actually saw anybody do that in person, although it does show up a lot

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Hey there, Ralph

Here’s my semi-annual posting about the Green Party and instant run-off voting and such. First off, there’s a pretty solid chance that the Green Party nomination will go to somebody other than Ralph Nader, who just announced his fourth consecutive run for the presidency. In particular, it could go to (twice-) former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

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Zinn on Election Madness

Don’t you hate how real news like the massive foreclosure crisis get second row to election-mania? I know I do. Well so does Howard Zinn. In a piece in the March issue of Progressive magazine he points out that even progressive activists fall into the presidential election trap of living and dying with the presidential

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Hillary and The Arms Industry

Ian has this article, on concerns about Clinton’s donations from big arms manufacturers — and, in particular, the money she’ taken from Textron: Last October, in an examination of campaign contributions in 2007 from employees of major defense industry contractors, Thomas B. Edsall wrote on the Huffington Post that “Senator Clinton took $52,600, more than

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