For the last seven years I have protested war, violence, injustice and economic oppression all over the world. I have been arrested about 17 times and I even ran for Congress in 2008 against a warmonger. I have camped and had camps from Crawford, Texas to Washington, DC during the current and previous US regimes. I have protested with a few people to several hundred thousands. Is there peace, yet?
No, and why? Even though I have been a mega-protester for the last seven years, I have met people who have been doing this for the last seven decades and have been arrested dozens of times. The only thing that has changed from all this protest is that the US is in more wars and killing more people than since WWII. Our enemies have changed also: the US used to fight countries, since the Cold War we have been fighting ideologies. What a brilliant move by the war establishment! Besides our alleged “enemies,” who is anti-freedom, anti-democracy, anti-“The American Way?” It’s a cynical, yet effective move to keep this One Nation Under Surveillance in perpetual war for perpetual profit.
Diane Rehm Show (NPR) today? First hour: David Ignatius, David Barno and Phyllis Bennis. Second hour: author Eva Gabrielsson.
Tuesday? First hour: E.J. Dionne, Wendy Weiser, Kris Kobach and Hans Von Spakovsky. Second hour: David Blight, Thavolia Glymph, Adam Goodheart and Chandra Manning.
That's 5 women and 7 men.
I blogged last night. I didn't post. I'm sorry. I saw that this morning and posted it.
I also believe I'm up on replying to all the questions on Facebook. If I missed your question, please let me know because I tried to answer all.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"