A critical appreciation of (the end) of Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech. Attend the April 4th national reading online.
Connections to Today
Most people, do not know, or have failed to grasp, the horrid and racist details of wars that helped bring many Asians to this country.
Do you have to be Hitlerian to be a war criminal? Or can you qualify as well‐intentioned President of the United States? By Neil Sheehan
In some ways Trumpism is an original right wing amalgam of competing narratives. By Howard Machtinger. Repost from 2017.
Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military’s Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange
Okinawa served as the main US launchpad for the war in southeast Asia – and the island is still contaminated today from that usage.
Donald Trump and Joe Biden were athletes who got deferments and dubious medical-based exemptions to participating in mass slaughter.
Mike Hastie was specifically speaking his truth about the Vietnam War, a war he participated in before these up-armored feds were even born.
The entire 24-page issue of PPN #3 is now available online. Print, view, and share the PDF!
Towton 16’s crushed skull, and the thousands of men who died with him that day, are a good reminder that imperial wars never stay overseas.
What, then, has been the actual influence of the veterans now in Congress on this country’s war policy?
Panel discussions from the George Washington University conference hosted in conjunction with the traveling exhibit.
The deadly interplay of racism, genocide, and denial at the heart of American white society has been reproduced in the country’s wars.
If we want other people to show up for us, we have to stand in solidarity with them. Racial justice should not be thought of with a zero-sum mindset.
As the United States reckons with its decline, it should understand where its power came from in the first place.