Saturday, April 26, 2008

Afghan women talk about Afghanistan today

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Asma Eschen spent three weeks planting hundreds of trees in Afghanistan and will talk about that project as well as her impressions of the country today.

Rahima Haya works with women, particularly widows in Kabul, and her specialty is literacy and self-empowerment.

Both Asma and Rahima have lived in the U.S. for more than two decades and both returned to their native land after 2003. They devote their lives to improving the situation for Afghans, particularly women.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Zimbardo & Stanford say, "No to Rumsfeld"...

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Professor Phil Zimbardo and other Stanford profs and students challenge the appointment of former Sec Def Don Rumsfeld as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow to the Hoover Institute on Stanford campus.

"Don Rumsfedd is to the Iraq war disaster as FEMA's Michael Brown is to the Katrina disaster," says Dr. Zimbardo.
Rummy said, "These events occurred on my watch. As Sec Def I am accountable for them. I take full responsibility."

Since Rumsfeld is guilty of Command Complicity in these abuses and should be occupying the cell next to the lowly Army Reserve MP that he blamed, how do we, The People, call him to account?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

War Tax Resistance

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An interview with Susan Quinlan on war tax resistance: what it is, why to do it, how to do it, and what are the consequences. Also, views from war tax resistors, Dave Gross, Scott McCandless, and Elizabeth Boardman.

Background documentation:
Web site suggested by Dave Gross:
Suggested book titles and where to get them from Scott McCandless: Cracking the code: The fascinating truth of taxation in America,; order Ed Hedeman's book, Guide to withholding your support from the military at ;

Also see,

Northern California War Tax Resistance: 510-843-9877

War Resisters League: 212-228-0450

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mothers Speak about War: Rita Dougherty

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In this, the second of our series in Mothers Speak about War, Rita Dougherty talks about the medical process she and her son, Lieutenant Ryan Miller, encountered after Ryan was badly injured when a formed explosive projectile (FEP) destroyed their Striker vehicle. Lt. Miller was med'evaced from Baghdad to Germany then on to Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Rita talks about the medical care and follow up care to re-integrate Ryan, trained as a nuclear engineer at West Point.

Annie and the Vets: "MotherSpeak"