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Militarism on the Ballot: Two Vets Vie in NY Primary

Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon Convergence
Brittany Ramos DeBarros is taking on a centrist Dem—and the military-industrial complex—in the race to represent NYC’s most conservative congressional district.

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Power of Poetry

Amy Meier Veterans of life Write
California poet Amy Meier wrote this poem in memory of Jacob George, a veteran of 3 tours in Afghanistan whose postwar “moral injury” led him to suicide.

Have We Forgotten…Afghanistan

H Patricia Hynes Portside
The US 20-year war and occupation in Afghanistan, waged to avenge the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, has taken the lives of more than 71,000 Afghani and Pakistani civilians.

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Has the Myth of the ‘Good War’ Done Us Lasting Harm?

Ben Rhodes New York Times
“Has the prevailing memory of the ‘Good War,’ shaped as it has been by nostalgia, sentimentality and jingoism, done more harm than good to Americans’ sense of themselves and their country’s place in the world?”

Tidbits - Nov. 18, 2021 - Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

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Lots of Reader Comments: Kenosha Killer; White Supremacists Attack on Democracy; How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy; Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan, Red Army Did; The Harder They Fall; New resource on Black films; Howard Zinn; Announcements; more ....

Friday Nite Videos | November 12, 2021

Portside
El Carretero | Giovanni Hidalgo & Friends. Your COP-26 Questions Answered: Is It Too Late? Tom Morello | Hold the Line. The Drummer | Danny Glover Movie. Big Bird Has a New Word for Ted Cruz.

Danny Glover: Still Marching to a Different Drummer

Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon Counterpunch
Danny Glover, Sam Underwood and Prema Cruz star in this dramatic portrayal of the interwoven stories of three veterans that reveal the traumatic effects of war on the psyches of different generations.

The Drummer | Movie

Three interwoven stories reveal the traumatic effects of war on the psyches of veterans from different generations (IMDB). With Danny Glover, Sam Underwood, Prema Cruz. Read a full review here

Occupation Failed Afghanistan. Our Struggle for Freedom Continues.

Malalai Joya Il Manifesto
The only way to save Afghanistan is solidarity of the progressive, democratic and secular forces. We want an Afghanistan free from fundamentalists and foreign intervention, in which men and women have equal rights based on democracy.
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