On Obama’s second inauguration, let’s challenge our society to look at how well we are addressing the “giant triplets” of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
As long as it’s fought by other people on someone else’s soil, Americans can live with perpetual conflict.
When one country polices the world, who polices the police?
The Pakistani government loudly protests that many of the casualties of drone strikes are civilian.
“Democracy and god have failed”— captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in the Parisian cafes, London’s ghetto, and the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, andGuns is a spiritual tour-de-force— revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion in our global democracy.
Wars of conquest are most popular if they can be made to appear tidy, safe, just, and relatively cost-free.
Running the world is a lot of work.
The annals of national security are replete with retired generals expressing second thoughts about how militarized the United States has become.
If weapons orders get diverted, so do campaign contributions.
Keene, New Hampshire has no crime that would warrant rolling out a tank.
Body counts would be embarrassing.
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out” is terrifying in Arabic.
He’s the judge, jury, and executioner.
All this imperial conniving is giving the Republican presidential candidates, except the isolationist Ron Paul, plenty to yammer about.