Dec 052012
 

Private Ryan Saves War

by Howard Zinn

The Progressive magazine, October 1998

Like so many World War II veterans (I could see them all around me in the theater audience), I was drawn to see Saving Private Ryan. I had volunteered for the Air Force at the age of twenty. After training as a bombardier, I went overseas with my crew to fly some of the last bombing missions of the European war. Continue reading »

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Dec 052012
 

From our archives: March 7, 2010

The Oscars, Military Propaganda and The Hurt Locker
The glossy wrapper should not make us forget the immoral stench attached to this kind of film. Be sure to read also: Zero Dark Thirty: More “Patriotic” Offal From Hollywood” helmed by this same woman, Kathryn Bigelow,  James Cameron’s (Titanic) former spouse.
BY What Have We Become?

War is a drug says Chris Hedges. It’s ironic that director Kathryn Bigelow chose a quote from an anti-fascist man such as Hedges to start what is in effect a two hour commercial for the U.S. military. Continue reading »
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Dec 052012
 

A new call against standing idly by?

By Stephen Gowans, What’s Left.

Will the United States, or its proxies, directly intervene militarily on the side of Syrian rebels? If so, a pretext will likely be needed, and it may be this: Syrian leader Bashar Assad, desperate to cling to power, is poised to use chemical weapons against civilians. An intervention is necessary to prevent a massacre. Continue reading »

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