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Kerry Responds to Anti-War Protester During Confirmation Hearing

Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation hearing for secretary of state was briefly interrupted by an anti-war demonstrator Thursday, giving the longtime Massachusetts legislator a chance to show off his diplomacy skills in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Reflections on the Vietnam War: The Things a Warrior Knows

There is nothing in the lives of human beings more brutal and terrifying than war, and nothing more important than for those of us who have experienced it to share its awful truth.

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Speaking Truth on the Fifth of July

“Why it is so hard to tell the truth today?” I asked Vietnam veteran and anti-war hero Ron Kovic one summer night over drinks in midtown Manhattan.

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 READ MORE



Carlos Montes

Carlos Montes and the Security State: A Cautionary Tale

Poor urban neighborhoods have already learned what is only dimly being understood by the rest of us—in the eyes of the state we are increasingly no longer citizens with constitutional rights but enemy combatants.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011 READ MORE


Out How:  The Economics of Ending Wars

In this 10-point essay, originally delivered as a speech at the 2007 conference of the Allied Social Science Association, economics expert Dr. Intriligator tallies up the astronomical costs of the Iraq war (one estimation put the price tag for the war at $2.267 trillion) and rips apart the Bush administration’s list of purported “benefits.”

Posted on Jul 27, 2007 READ MORE


Iraq Resolution Passes

The House officially denounced Bush’s “surge” strategy with a 246-to-182 vote in favor of a much-debated resolution against sending more troops to Iraq. Seventeen votes for the nonbinding resolution came from the Republican side of the aisle.

Posted on Feb 16, 2007 READ MORE


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Did Prince Give an Antiwar Super Bowl Show?

Check out this clip of Prince’s halftime performance. Blogger Manila Ryce wonders if his covers of “All Along the Watchtower” and “The Best of You” construed a subtle anti-Iraq-war message.

Posted on Feb 5, 2007 READ MORE


Molly Ivins: Cow Whisperers Against the War

Today’s antiwar crowd can take a lesson from the New Age cowboys who steer their steer by persuasion and suggestion, rather than macho eruptions of testosterone.

Posted on Aug 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Illustration by Blair Golson

Tom Hayden: Iraq—Beyond the Horizon, the Storm

The veteran social activist warns that an increasingly mainstream anti-war movement can become unwieldy, and prone to loss of focus: “We no longer are a huddling minority…. We are immersed in the gradual soul-searching currents of the mainstream, where loss of direction is a constant risk.”

Posted on Apr 25, 2006 READ MORE


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Condi Rice Heckled by Antiwar Protester

A protester interrupts the secretary of state at a budget hearing: “The blood is on your hands and you cannot wash it away.”

Posted on Mar 10, 2006 READ MORE


Tony Blair Attacked Over ‘God’ Remarks

Antiwar critics are castigating the British prime minister for suggesting that his decision to go to war in Iraq would ultimately be judged by God.

Posted on Mar 4, 2006 READ MORE


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