By Jeff Paterson. Joe Biden recently shared his fear that Trump will “try to steal this election.” Looking at Trump’s own comments, it’s a legitimate fear.
The leaders of the United States Navy finally made their decision … To the tune of Anchors Aweigh, they tossed Captain Crozier overboard.
“The army reported 126 fraggings in 1969, 271 in 1970 and 333 in 1971, when they stopped keeping count,” explains Joel Geier at anti-empire.com.
Seattle VFP placed a full-page “Follow your Conscience” advertisement in the weekly newspaper, The Ranger, which serves Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM).
Today you have to decide whether you are loyal to the values you swore to uphold or to the commanders who would order you to turn on your neighbors for demanding justice. You cannot be loyal to both.
Spike Lee’s Vietnam War film Da 5 Bloods is “a condemnation of the past, a call for change, and a rich work of art worth watching over and over again.”
Some National Guard and active-duty GIs are refusing to deploy to US cities rising up against police-perpetrated killings, saying no to complicity.
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.
We stand unequivocally with the protestors who are in the streets calling for an end to senseless police killings and white supremacy.
The entire 24-page issue of PPN is now available online. Print, view, and share the PDF of Issue #2.
Mike Tork joined the Navy before turning 18 and served in Vietnam with the Mobile Riverine Force (1966-1967).
“Da 5 Bloods” highlights the experience of veterans who fought for their country only to be treated as second-class citizens.
Vietnamese writer Viet Thanh Nguyen (who we quote for this website’s tagline) has created, along with his students, a new website of peoples’ memories of the war.
Watch Jackson State University’s Margaret Walker Center and the Gibbs-Green 50th Commemoration Commission’s discussion, held via Zoom, on May 14th.