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UntitledPerpetuating more violence is not the way to conquer terrorism. Eliminating poverty and social inequality, providing education and opportunity, and imbuing a respect for human rights is the only way.

Read more here: The Way to Fight Terrorism Is to Eliminate Its Root Causes

1934505_1004570029598001_6652259850590790735_n (1).pngThe protecting vital interest phrase is standard rhetoric Presidents use to justify invasions and military occupations of other countries. It’s essentially a vote for the perpetuation of America’s wars. #BernieSanders uses it, but has a different meaning.

Continue reading here: Perspectives: Bernie Sanders: “Defending America’s Vital Strategic Interest”

Image at Information Clearing House  Other Highway of Death images

Image at Information Clearing House
Other Highway of Death images

There are “uncomfortable truths about America’s national character that lie behind both our enthusiastic acceptance of war and our propensity for war-making.” A review of some of the worst of America’s brutality clearly points to the fact that war must end.

 

Read article here: America’s Atrocities: No Gun Ri, Tiger Force, Mỹ Lai, Highway of Death, Iraq and Afghanistan

One of many photos taken by United States Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle on March 16, 1968 in the aftermath of the My Lai massacre showing mostly women and children dead on a road.

One of many photos taken by United States Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle on March 16, 1968 in the aftermath of the My Lai massacre showing mostly women and children dead on a road.

Forty-eight years ago, on March 16, 1968, all hell broke out for the people in My Lai hamlet, South Vietnam. What happened that day by American soldiers became the worst atrocity in American military history. The atrocities whitewashed, and never officially condemned by our government or by a majority of Americans.

 

Read more here: Remembering My Lai, the Day American’s Slaughtered Five Hundred South Vietnamese, Including Children and Babies

Screenshot of Tech Insider video

Screenshot of Tech Insider video

Automated systems are becoming more prevalent and capable of doing more things. These systems have and will continue to change the way we produce products, how we provide services, and how they are distributed. Eventually to a world without work or need for money.

Read more here: A Future without Work and Money, the End of Capitalism and Inequality

Credit: Atlantic Council  Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards 2013 presented top global leadership awards to former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Credit: Atlantic Council
Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Awards 2013 presented top global leadership awards to former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Senator Sanders criticizes Clinton for her reliance on Nixon’s Secretary of State Henry Kissinger advice on foreign policy http://tinyurl.com/jo9xeyz

“There5440995682_76cbd63295_o is No ‘Other’ America”; “The Rise of Donald Trump Is a Terrifying Moment in American Politics”

To any reasonable person, if Trump walks his talk, as President of the United States he will take our country down a precarious path. The possible unintended consequences of a Trump presidency are terrifyingly significant.

Continue reading here: Why Americans Accept the Outrageous Standards of Donald Trump

 

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