On the danger scale, they [scientists] seemed to rank it [depleted uranium] somewhere just above or just below eating too much sugar. - Lee Benson, Deseret News, April 2, 2010 Three scientists gave a presentation in Tooele County last week, the county that is home to Energy Pollutions Solutions in a county that is touted the chemical … Continue reading Depleted Uranium “not that scary”? Really? Really, Really?
Pat Elder sent this out today: The Maryland Senate narrowly approved a measure today that will prohibit the automatic release of ASVAB test results to military recruiters by public schools. The vote was 24-23. Opponents charged the bill was unpatriotic and anti-military, particularly in a "time of war." Currently, thousands of Maryland high school students are … Continue reading ASVAB Bill passes in MD
For years I have been sharing my dream of action to end war with many people:That people will "wake up" and begin mobilizing, en masse, to Washington, D.C. to demand an end to corruption, to war, to the crimes against humanity. Imagine the highways clogged with people traveling to the doorsteps of our nation's capital, … Continue reading Peace of the Action
A small group of people braved the bitter cold in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 3, 2009 to protest the surge of troops to Afghanistan, joining 100 cities across the nation last week in the common message: No Escalation!
The peace community around the nation is outraged at Obama's announcement of the deployment of 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But should we be surprised? Obama promised the reduction of forces in Iraq and further escalation in Afghanistan during his presidential campaign. Regardless, not only are more lives going to be lost in an escalation … Continue reading Afghanistan Escalation
I am posting this message from a Green Party colleague in Arizona in honor of Veteran's Day which was sent to urge people to support the Green Party which is the only political party with a platform that promotes peace:The Green Party is the Peace Party, the one voice in the political array that doesn't … Continue reading Honor Veterans with Peace
Julian Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclomation
Here is status of the Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan war supplemental bill for the remainder of 2009. According to a report I received from a constituent who talked with Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree's Military Legislative Assistant, Eric Hansen, the bill is in the House Appropriations Committee now and that it would likely be voted on in the House … Continue reading War Supplemental Vote Early Next Week
Today is the day that the U.S. Government says is the deadline for filing the annual income tax. Even though there is a new president, there is and will still be too much of our money spent on the military industrial complex.The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is an organization that advocates for … Continue reading War Taxes
Full adult privileges are not afforded to U.S. youth until age 21, yet youth in the U.S. are recruited for the military as early as middle school. Aside from the issue of marketing the military to ANYONE, there's something wrong with this picture of youth recruiting. Democracy Now! aired a segment yesterday on military recruiting … Continue reading Military Recruiting – California