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  • Secretive Leftwing Network Discovered through WI Records Law (An NGO/Union/MSM Journ-o-list?)

    07/30/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nathan Schacht
    A low-profile Google Group used by over 1,000 state and national leftwing leaders and activists has been discovered thanks to Wisconsin’s open records law. A Media Trackers inquiry into the actions of a University of Wisconsin professor turned up records and communications from “Gamechanger Salon,” an online community that provides a forum for leftwing activists and leaders to share tactics, strategies and opinions. Operating as a closed Google Group, much of what the network does is unavailable for public review. However, a document listing the network’s membership and a policy manual describing the mission and ground rules for the entity...
  • Sgt. Bergdahl's Post-Dramatic Stress

    06/14/2014 11:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It is likely that many people will die young because Bowe Bergdahl chose to act out a childish, grandiose fantasy in which he cast himself as a wise and courageous man of mystery and adventure. Both his parents and the American taxpayer supported Mr. Bergdahl to play pretend soldier with a script that reads like a cheesy story for eleven-year-old boys. In Bergdahl’s feverish imagination, which he was tragically allowed to enact, he was a magnificently skilled survivalist who also solved the problem of war in his environmentally and socially sensitive walk about the new world order. He played the...
  • Code Pink, American Muslim Alliance welcome home Bowe Bergdahl

    06/10/2014 5:52:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 10, 2014 | Staff
    CODEPINK @codepink Veterans for Peace @codepink & American Muslim Alliance outside the white house to say #WelcomeHomeBowe #CloseGitmo 3:09 PM - 10 Jun 2014 11 Retweets 5 favorites Members of Code Pink gathered in front of the White House today to welcome home Bowe Bergdahl, who is reportedly in a military hospital in Germany. They were joined by representatives of Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and the American Muslim Alliance. A slightly wider angle shows a rather cozy gathering, with signs calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and the closure of Guantanamo. ANSWER Coalition @answercoalition #Bergdahl isn't...
  • The Bergdahl Saga Could Explode in the GOP’s Face ("If only more American troops had deserted")

    06/09/2014 9:30:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Nation ^ | June 9, 2014 | Bob Dreyfuss
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, still in recovery, has become a political football to be kicked around by just about everyone, including Hillary Clinton—who is using Bergdahl’s release to distinguish herself, just ever so slightly, from President Obama. In her book, whose release this week will dominate the airways and news media, and in an interview tonight with Diane Sawyer, Clinton finesses the fact that she originally opposed making a deal with the Taliban for Bergdahl, a decision she portrays as one of the “hard choices” she had to make. Though now she’s defending Obama over the Bergdahl decision, she stressed to...
  • Fox’s Rosen: Sources Claim Bergdahl’s Taliban Collaboration ‘As Serious As You Can Imagine’

    06/04/2014 11:40:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 4, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News reporter James Rosen claimed intelligence sources have told him not only that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl willingly collaborated with the Taliban, but that his involvement with the terrorist group may be “as serious as you can imagine.” Rosen spoke with Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night about his ongoing conversations with intelligence and Pentagon officials regarding both old and new investigations into Bergdahl’s likely desertion and possibly treasonous activities. “My reporting has shown that the intelligence community also undertook a separate [from the Army] investigation of Sgt. Bergdahl,” Rosen explained, “both his final period of active duty that culminated in...
  • Is Cattlemen Armed Insurrection the New Form of American Protest? (Amazing!)

    04/17/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The cattle-ranch protest in Nevada was an armed insurrection by the Tea Party. One thousand Tea Party, so-called “patriots,” came to Bunkerville, NV, brandished weapons and the government backed down. Other mass protests in America have either ended in arrests or violent clashes between authorities and protesters. There is an obvious double standard here because the government relented and turned away. Why did the government do this? The main difference between many other mass protests and the cattle-ranch protest is that the cattle-ranch protesters were armed with handguns and assault rifles. Is American in such a state where the new...
  • Trial of Occupy activist struggles to find jurors impartial to protest movement

    04/13/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jon Swaine
    It is the most important question being asked of dozens of New Yorkers lined up as potential jurors for the trial of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist accused of assaulting a police officer: what do you think of her protest movement? Unfortunately for those keen on the swift procession of justice, a series of Manhattan residents who presented themselves at the criminal courthouse this week declared that they strongly disagreed with it – and could not promise to be impartial about one of its members. “I’m involved in Wall Street things. I’m on the Wall Street side, not...
  • 'I have so little time left!' Jane Fonda, 76, she comes to terms with her own mortality

    02/24/2014 7:55:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 24, 2014 | Colette Fahy
    She may not look anywhere near her 76 years but Jane Fonda says she is well aware of her age. The Hollywood legend – who has made her career in an industry which isn't exactly kind to aging actresses - admits she has been brought to tears on more than one occasion recently as she comes to terms with her own mortality. In a thoughtful blog post entitled 'Crying', which has since been removed, Jane wrote: '[I've been thinking], how come my tears are so close to the surface? And I’ve come to feel it has to do with age....
  • Gubernatorial candidate Cindy Sheehan shares her message with SDSU

    02/08/2014 11:47:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Aztec ^ | February 4, 2014 | J.D. Hodges
    Cindy Sheehan, a member of the Peace and Freedom Party, visited San Diego State on Wednesday afternoon for a rally to gain support for her run for governor in this summer’s election. Sheehan first gained national prominence in 2005 when she camped out near former President Bush’s ranch in Texas, demanding a meeting with him after her son was killed in Iraq. In 2008, Sheehan challenged Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress. When Peace and Freedom Party candidate Rosanne Barr ran for president in 2012, Sheehan ran as her vice president. SDSU political science professor Ronnee Schreiber said...
  • ESPN panelist: Why are we playing a war anthem like “Star-Spangled Banner” before sporting events?

    11/08/2013 8:36:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Blaze, a possible sneak preview of the left’s next sports-related cause celebre once they’re done making “Redskins” unfit for polite conversation among the enlightened. To be clear, it’s not all pre-game patriotic music that this guy objects to, just the national anthem, and not because it’s the national anthem but because it’s a “war anthem.” The theory, I gather, is that the glory of victory in sports reflects on the song, which in turn reflects on the subject of the song, which in turn conditions people to think that war is awesome and a big game. But all...
  • Cindy Sheehan to announce campaign for California Governor

    08/05/2013 2:35:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Halfway to Concord ^ | August 4, 2013 | C.T. Weber
    Cindy Sheehan is running for Governor of California. Her formal announcement will be made in a few weeks, but the campaign team is being put together now. A very few of the specialized positions may be compensated, but basically everyone involved in the campaign will be donating their labor. Can you help? If you can write, edit, speak to people on the telephone, participate in social media activities, register voters, pass out leaflets, raise money, or organize campaign coffees, here is what you need to do to get involved in Cindy’s campaign: Send a message, with your full contact information...
  • Prosecutor: Manning dumped info into enemy hands

    06/03/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 3, 2013 | David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek
    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning went on trial Monday for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, including sensitive information prosecutors said fell into enemy hands. Manning, a 25-year-old former intelligence analyst from Oklahoma, has admitted to giving troves of information to WikiLeaks, but military prosecutors want to prove Manning he aided the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence. They said they will present evidence that former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden asked for and received information WikiLeaks published. "This is a case of about what happens when arrogance meets access to...
  • A march on Washington with loaded rifles

    05/04/2013 3:41:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles. The plan, launched with a Facebook group today, is to gather on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where gun laws are lax, and then march across the bridge with loaded rifles slung over their shoulders into the District, where openly carrying weapons is generally prohibited. “This will be a non-violent event,” the Facebook group warns, “unless the government chooses to make it violent.” Already, over 200 people have said they’ll attend the march. Here’s...
  • Team Obama responds to special ops criticism via John Kerry (Seriously?!)

    08/17/2012 5:46:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2012 | Erika Johnsen
    Earlier this week, a group of former special forces and intelligence agents launched a media campaign criticizing President Obama for the White House’s poor handling of sensitive national-security information and for Team Obama persistently using the death of Osama bin Laden as a subject for bragging rights. The Obama campaign can’t have that — Obama almost certainly plans to bring up his daring OBL raid during any foreign policy discussions we have on our way to November, and members of the military and intelligence community rallying in criticism of Obama’s national-security creds would certainly put a damper on that. I’d...
  • Hundreds March In SF Against Possible War Against Iran

    02/09/2012 11:37:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The San Francisco Appeal ^ | February 4, 2012 | Laura Dixon, Bay City News
    In the wake of fresh U.S. and European sanctions against Iran, activists gathered at Powell and Market streets in San Francisco Saturday afternoon to protest a potential war against the Middle Eastern nation. Organized by The World Can't Wait and other anti-war groups, the rally coincided with similar protests in 80 other U.S. cities in a national "day of action" against a possible U.S. attack on Iran, according to World Can't Wait SF organizer Stephanie Tang. Organizers estimated that more than 300 people attended Saturday's rally and march down Market Street. The event follows an increased Western military presence in...
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • Paul’s foreign policy energizes backers: Candidate’s views draw fans, fury

    12/23/2011 10:01:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 24, 2011 | Tracy Jan
    DOWS, Iowa - He has set himself apart from the rest of the Republican field as the candidate who believes the United States should shed its role as the world’s policeman and focus instead on its internal economic problems. Representative Ron Paul of Texas says he would cut a trillion dollars out of the federal budget his first year as president, in part by ending all foreign wars and foreign aid, including to Israel. Many conservatives characterize Paul’s foreign policy stance as extremist, isolationist, and anti-Israel, calling it a weakness that caps his support. Nearly half of those polled by...
  • ISU Lecturer To Students: Don’t Send Gifts To American Soldiers Overseas, They Don’t Deserve Them

    12/13/2011 3:47:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | December 13, 2011 | Peter Schweizer
    College Republicans at Iowa State University encouraged students to send gifts to American men and women in uniform serving overseas. Bad idea, says one faculty member. Do I really need to say anything about these absurd comments from Thomas Walker at Iowa State University, where he is a lecturer “in the intensive English and orientation program”? I read in Tuesday’s Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn’t the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don’t their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren’t GIs paid enough to buy...
  • Letter to the editor: Republican patriotism excludes those in need (Unreal!)

    12/06/2011 10:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | December 5, 2011 | Thomas Walker
    I read in Tuesday's Iowa State Daily that the College Republicans have begun collecting sundries for U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Why? Doesn't the U.S. Army victual its soldiers? Don't their families send them yuletide goodies? Aren't GIs paid enough to buy what they need, and even what they want? "As Republicans we believe in charity," stated Jeremy Freeman, a member of the College Republicans. Donating toiletries, boxed and canned foods, socks and beanies to U.S. soldiers who can already deodorize themselves, who eat better than the poorest Americans and who are gallantly garbed, is an eleemosynary travesty....
  • Veteran Arrested In Police Crackdown On Occupy Camp Speaks From Jail (Jayel Aheram)

    11/02/2011 2:17:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Palm Desert Patch ^ | November 2, 2011 | Jessica E. Davis
    Former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jayel Aheram served tours in Iraq and Southeast Asia with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to protect the freedoms of Americans. Aheram, who was honorably discharged in early 2010, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly on Nov. 1 during a police crackdown at a week-long encampment at Palm Desert's Civic Center Park as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The 27 year old, who also goes by the name Jack Lee Noftsger, told Patch in a jailhouse interview on Wednesday that he believes there is something wrong with a system that punishes him...
  • OPD Confused by Mayor Quan: Where is the Occupy Revolution Headed?

    11/01/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Antoinette Siu
    Forty two years ago, Oakland mayor-to-be Jean Quan was a U.C. Berkeley student-activist rallying for a movement dubbed the Third World Liberation Front of 1969. That movement would later give birth to the university's Ethnic Studies Department and influence universities across the country to integrate such a unique discipline. The department studies represent the history and experiences of marginalized people, especially people of color. Quan went on to become many things: union organizer, Oakland Board of Education member, Oakland City Council member, Chabot Space & Science Center board chair. As she tells on her own website jeanquan.org, in the beginning...
  • The end of the war in Iraq (Email from Team Obama)

    10/22/2011 3:08:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Obama for AmeriKKKa ^ | October 22, 2011 | James Kvaal
    I'm James Kvaal, the new policy director for President Obama's 2012 campaign. You'll be hearing from me occasionally about the President's policies and those of our opponents, and how we can all help bring about change for our country. Yesterday, we accomplished one major change when President Obama announced that all American troops in Iraq will be home before the holidays. With that action, the Iraq war will end. And one of the President's central promises will have been kept. Both as Americans and as supporters of President Obama, this is something for us to reflect on, and be proud...
  • Occupy Des Moines Day 2

    10/10/2011 6:11:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WOI-TV ^ | October 10, 2011 | Lisa Martone
    The Occupy Iowa movement, connected to those ongoing protests on Wall Street have sprung up again. The protestors were back at the capitol occupying again Monday, despite more than 30 people being taken away in handcuffs last night. Katlyn Alves was planning on spending her night sleeping in a tent outside of the State Capitol. Instead she spent it at the Polk County Jail. "Exhausting," Alves said. "It was very cold and hard cement floors. It was very awkward and I couldn't sleep because of nerves." Alves was part of the hundreds who gathered at the State Capitol Peoples Park...
  • The Tea Party, This Isn’t ("Occupy Wall Street")

    10/07/2011 9:27:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 7, 2011 | The Editors
    Ridiculing the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Antonio and other “occupation” protests is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Some of the protestors fit the stereotype of aging hippies trying to relive their glory days and aimless graduate students speaking truth to corporate power — when they’re not using the restrooms at McDonalds or hitting the nearest Starbucks for a wireless connection and a latte. The demands of the protesters, to the extent that they can be discerned, range from the merely utopian — “Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment” — to the downright silly — “Debt...
  • Obama feels protesters' pain ("Occupy Wall Street" losers)

    10/06/2011 4:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Herald Sun ^ | October 7, 2011
    US President Barack Obama says he understands the frustration and anger of anti-Wall Street protests. He was asked yesterday for his opinion of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement growing in New York and around the country, after occasional violent clashes between protesters and police on Wednesday night. "I have seen it on TV and I think it expresses the frustration that the American people feel," president Obama said in a White House news conference. President Obama argued that people disliked top bankers and financial firms which caused the crisis trying to fight regulation. "You're still seeing some of the same...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Obama 'Setting Up Riots' With Occupy Wall Street

    10/06/2011 3:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 6, 2011 | Amy Woods
    Rush Limbaugh contends that President Barack Obama is "setting up riots" through the Occupy Wall Street protests that are spreading across the country. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the White House is behind this,” he said. “Obama is setting up riots. He is fanning the flames.” The “anarchists” and “union thugs” who are rallying against corporate greed are Obama’s constituents, Limbaugh said. “Occupy Wall Street is his base,” he said. “Those are his foot soldiers.” Calling Obama’s news conference about the American Jobs Act this morning “incompetence on parade,” Limbaugh said the nearly $450 billion spending package has...
  • The American Autumn comes to Your Town (Freep Opportunity- Mark Your Calenders!!)

    10/04/2011 11:16:05 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    Me
    Dear MoveOn member, Will the Arab Spring be followed by an American Autumn? It's sure starting to look that way. Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets—in Boston and Los Angeles, at Occupy Wall Street in New York, and in dozens of other communities across the country. What do the protesters want? A solution to the jobs crisis, corporate money out of politics, fairer tax rates, and policies that work for 99% of Americans instead of the 1% at the top.1 In short, many of the things that thousands of us came together to write into the Contract for...
  • Liberal Icon Frances Fox Piven: “We Desperately Need A Popular Uprising”…

    10/02/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2011 | Zip
    Barack Obama seen nodding in approval. FRANCES FOX PIVEN: “I teach at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. I am here because I am so enthusiastic about the possibilities of this sit-in, over the marches that are occurring over postal worker issues, the sister demonstrations that are starting in Chicago and Los Angeles, and maybe in Boston. I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States. None of us know. I study movements. None of us know the exact formula for when those movements erupt, but it could be. And if that is...
  • New Yorkers Not Exactly Thrilled With Leftist Protestors-Bonus: Rangel chased off by heckler

    10/02/2011 1:13:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2011 | Zip
    A horde of Wall Street demonstrators shut down the Brooklyn Bridge for 2 1/2 hours this afternoon, halting traffic and clashing as cops arrested as many as 700 on the famed span’s roadway. About 100 cars were left stranded as the loud, angry crowd covered the crossing from end to end in an inflamed day of demonstrations against high unemployment, bank bailouts and financial pain for the masses. One irate driver, a Ground Zero construction worker, blasted the pedestrians. “I work my *ss off all day, and these g-d hippies close down the Brooklyn Bridge so I can’t get home?”...
  • McKinney Anti-War Tour Comes to Philadelphia (Gaddafi’s Libya was a paradise until we invaded)

    08/27/2011 5:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    This Can't Be Happening ^ | August 27, 2011 | Ron Ridenour
    Leading black-skinned representatives of the “hegemon”, as Cynthia McKinney calls President Barak Obama and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, could hardly expect to win any votes from the standing-room-only crowd at her anti-war tour last night at Calvary Church in Philadelphia. Speaking before nearly 300 people--two-thirds of them black, the remainder white and hispanic--in her T-shirt proclaiming that “war kills”, the former U.S. congresswoman said: “We need someone in the White House who thinks like us and not just one who looks like us. We have to act like we’re free if we want to be free. We have to liberate...
  • He's no Sarah Palin...Liberal Congressman Ron Paul becomes conservatives' surprise top choice

    02/14/2011 2:21:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2011 | Daniel Bates
    Liberal GOP congressman Ron Paul has become the surprise choice by conservative Republicans to be the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections. The Texan took 30 per cent of the votes cast by the American Conservative Union, beating Mitt Romney into second place on 23 per cent. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich got a mere five per cent - but that was more than Sarah Palin, who managed just three per cent of the ballots. It was the second year in a row that Mr Paul had topped the CPAC vote, suggesting that support for him could be building...
  • Creeping fascism (Which side do you think he means?)

    02/07/2011 12:45:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Boulder Daily Camera ^ | February 6, 2011 | Paul Dougan
    "If guns are outlawed, how will we shoot the liberals?" -- T-shirt sloganConservatives have long cried "creeping socialism," but what ails America is creeping fascism. Fascism slavishly serves the wealthiest interests in society. If 10 percent of Americans own 90 percent of America, American fascism would be the dictatorship of that 10 percent. Yet, fascism displays a populist face. In Germany, for instance, Hitler had a man-of-the-people image. Think Sarah Palin: "Why, she`s just a soccer mom who loves to hunt. Gosh, Sarah is just one of us--only with better cheekbones!" Yet, as New York magazine revealed, Palin is now...
  • Prof Compares Military Recruiters with Sex Predators

    12/07/2010 12:38:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Ricochet ^ | December 6. 2010 | Emily Esfahani Smith, Ed.
    Amy Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, has been on a crusade to end military recruitment at local high schools. In 2005, she was behind the first successful effort in the U.S. to ban military recruiters on a high school campus. And these days, under the guise of scholarship, she has co-authored an article for the American Journal of Public Health that compares military recruiters to child sex predators. Hagopian is pictured below at Seattle's Garfield High School, which banned military recruiters in 2005 as a result of her efforts. Hagopian's recent article that compares...
  • Stuck in the 1980s: Times have changed, but Barack Obama really hasn't

    11/27/2010 4:12:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Oregonian / The Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2010 | Jackson Diehl
    For help understanding the foreign policy headlines of the past few days, let's return, briefly, to the spring of 1983, when Barack Obama was a student at Columbia University. What were the burning international issues of that time? Well, first was the "nuclear freeze" movement, which was prompting mass demonstrations around the world by people worried about the standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States. Obama published an article about it in a campus magazine in which he invoked the vision of "a nuclear free world." The Middle East, meanwhile, was still reeling from the 1982 Israeli invasion...
  • Ron Paul to speak in Iowa next week

    10/21/2010 11:02:08 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 13 replies
    Iowa Independent ^ | October 20, 2010 | Jason Hancock
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will campaign for Republican legislative candidates and speak at the University of Iowa Friday, Oct. 29, at 7:45 p.m. The group organizing Paul’s speech, the university’s Young Americans for Liberty and Campaign for Liberty, are billing the event as “fueling speculation that he may challenge other Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa’s 2012 primary.” “Dr. Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign threw him into the national spotlight as a different kind of Republican,” said Ani DeGroot, president of the Young Americans for Liberty chapter. “He has called for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a...
  • Relating to Iran, in seminar and in person (BARF ALERT)

    09/28/2010 6:10:33 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | 27 September 10 | Sam Greenberg
    Last Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at the United Nations, accusing the United States of secretly perpetrating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, prompting American and European delegates to walk out. Hours later, Ahmadinejad sat down for an hour-long chat with 13 Yale students.
  • U.S. progressives meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

    09/27/2010 11:55:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    New York, NY - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met here, September 21, with 100 leaders and representatives of anti-war, labor, alternative media and Iranian and Palestinian solidarity organizations. Among the participants were Sarah Martin, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Margaret Sarfehjooy, board member of the Minneapolis-based Women Against Military Madness, former attorney general Ramsey Clark, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Sara Flounders from the International Action Center, Brian Becker of the ANSWER coalition, Ramona Africa of the Free Mumia Coalition and Amiri Baraka, poet and activist. The meeting was called by the president of Iran with the hope that a frank and...
  • Cindy Sheehan: “I Am A 9/11 Truther” ["...I’m sure Dick Cheney had something to do with it.”]

    09/27/2010 10:59:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Right Perspective ^ | September 16, 2010
    Peace activist Cindy Sheehan delivered an impassioned speech on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, claiming allegiance with those who believe the terrorist attacks of that day were orchestrated by the United States government for political gain. “I am a 9/11 Truther,” Sheehan told a large crowd at the All Souls Church on the upper East Side of Manhattan, who endorsed her with a long standing ovation. “I do think it was an inside job,” Sheehan said. “We just don’t know – I don’t know – how far inside it went. But, you know, I’m sure Dick Cheney had...
  • Michael Moore knocks Canadian policy

    09/17/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Moore, a longtime defender of Canada, has slammed the Great White North for its treatment of U.S. war dodgers. "It is absolutely shameful how Canada has behaved toward those who have resisted this (Iraq) war. It's not the Canada we used to know," the U.S. documentary maker said during a panel discussion at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder takes swings at Palin, politics in Missoula

    09/11/2010 2:34:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | September 10, 2010 | Jamie Kelly
    The nonpartisan City Club Missoula became a seminar in conservative-bashing Friday at noon, with a pioneering female politician taking swings at another visiting the Garden City this weekend: Sarah Palin. Pat Schroeder, the 11-term Democratic congresswoman from Colorado, got a rousting round of chuckles from a packed room at the Holiday Inn Parkside, taking credit for opening doors to women in the political realm but lamenting that "you can't control who goes through them." "I'm leaving for Bozeman this afternoon because I don't think Missoula is big enough for both Sarah and I," said Schroeder, City Club Missoula's guest speaker...
  • Ex-lawmaker takes on new venture: Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney biking across U.S. in name of peace

    09/05/2010 8:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Pueblo Chieftain ^ | August 22, 2010 | Nick Bonham
    The message of peace pedaled into Pueblo on Saturday. Riders with Bike4Peace, including former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who ran for president in 2008 on the Green Party ticket, stopped in Pueblo on a cross-country trek to the White House. "We started at the House of Common Sense in Oakland (Calif.) and we're going to end at the White House, which needs some common sense," McKinney said Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the East Side, where the bikers were treated to a potluck meal. McKinney and five others cyclists are biking across the U.S. promoting peace...
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Ed Rendell: Obama Could Get Primary Challenge in 2012

    07/28/2010 12:28:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | July 28, 2010 | Jaywon Choe
    There has been plenty of speculation about which Republicans will enter the race to challenge President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections. But on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" yesterday, Democratic Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell threw a curveball into the discussion when he suggested that Mr. Obama could face a challenge from within his own party if he were to escalate U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. While the governor didn't point to any specific potential primary challengers, he implied that Mr. Obama would need to keep his word on beginning to withdraw troops from Afghanistan in July 2011 to avoid a challenge from...
  • Envisioning the Future, Fanning the Flames: 15,000 Attend Detroit Social Forum

    07/19/2010 10:36:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Keep On Keepin' On! ^ | July 19, 2010 | Carl Davidson
    When 15,000 vibrant and politically engaged people gather in one spot for five days and organize themselves into more than 1000 workshops, dozens of major plenaries and late night parties across five major cultural hot spots, no one article can claim to give a full account and get away with it. But an event on that scale livened up Detroit, Michigan during the week of June 22-26 at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF), when Cobo Hall and several nearby universities were buzzing with thousands of people trying to shape a new world. I won't even try to capture it all....
  • GOP Heavies Launch New Pro-Israel Group: Kristol, Bauer target J Street’s candidate [Joe Sestak]

    07/14/2010 5:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The New York Jewish Week ^ | July 14, 2010 | James D. Besser, Washington Correspondent
    J Street, the pro-peace process political action committee and lobby, already had a lot on the line in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Senate race, where it has bet heavily on Democratic nominee Rep. Joe Sestak. But the ante was raised this week with the creation of a new group including Republican heavy hitters William Kristol and Gary Bauer that launched with hard-hitting television ads accusing Sestak of being hostile to Israel. Sestak, who beat Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic primary in May, is “a perfect example of an elected official running for higher office who uses these rote, throwaway phrases...
  • Pat Buchanan Urges Michael Steele to Run as the Anti-War Candidate in 2012

    07/12/2010 9:57:32 PM PDT · by John R. Guardiano · 25 replies
    NewsReal Blog ^ | John R. Guardiano
    Pat Buchanan’s attempt to defend Republican National Committee Chairman (RNC) Michael Steele fails. Miserably. Steele, of course, recently insisted that Afghanistan is “Obama’s war,” which cannot be won and should never have been waged. Pat defends Steele on free-speech grounds. “A majority of Americans oppose the Afghan war,” Pat cries. And the point made by Steele about the futility of fighting in Afghanistan has been made by columnists George Will and Tony Blankley, ex-Rep. Joe Scarborough, Ron Paul and antiwar conservatives and moderates. When exactly did supporting Obama’s war policy become a litmus test for loyal Republicans? Pat misstates the...
  • Ron Paul and Barney Frank: Smashing Imperialism (Hurl, you will)

    07/11/2010 2:18:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Salon ^ | July 10, 2010 | Stuart Bramhall
    “Today is a Great Day to Smash Imperialism” It was an old poster – “Today is a Great Day to Smash Imperialism” – in 1989 when I saw it on the refrigerator in a doctor friend’s kitchen. It made me incredibly nostalgic because it captures so perfectly the boundless optimism, exuberance and irreverence of a movement led primarily by people under 35. To me that was the magic of the sixties – young people were at the forefront of the revolution that was drawing the masses into the streets throughout the western world. The magic of being in your twenties...
  • Caption these Palin protestors

    06/28/2010 10:04:21 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 6/25/10 | RussellReno
  • Obama's dangerous alliances make for uncertain future for America

    06/26/2010 11:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | June 26, 2010 | Christopher Wager
    President Obama's ties to far left progressives have been a secret. As he expressed his views in favor not only a larger federal rule in the lives of Americans long before he took office. For example, in this 2001 Chicago public radio station WBEZ interview where he was quoted by the Wall Street Journal and Investor's Business Daily. True democracies were "People's Democracies" and "People's Republics" where the economy was controlled by the government in the name of the people and for their benefit - and redistributive justice ("social justice") assured that each received what they rightly deserved. It is...
  • John Yoo: Democrats and the McChrystal Fiasco

    06/24/2010 3:20:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2010 | John Yoo
    Stanley McChrystal is no Douglas MacArthur or George McClellan. But President Barack Obama has treated him like one. Harry Truman sacked Gen. MacArthur, commander of American forces in the Korean War, for publicly attacking his acceptance of a divided peninsula. Abraham Lincoln fired Gen. McClellan, commander of the Union Army, for a lack of aggression against the Confederate forces. McClellan didn't help his case by avoiding the president, refusing to disclose his campaign plans, and privately referring to Lincoln as "nothing more than a well-meaning baboon," a "gorilla," and "ever unworthy" of the presidency. By all accounts, Gen. McChrystal, who...