The Washington Post’s Series on Veterans Reinforces War Culture, Makes Iraqi and Afghan Suffering Invisible

By: Tuesday April 1, 2014 11:42 am

A multi-part series on the effect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the millions of Americans who were deployed and fought is being published by The Washington Post. It is based on results from a poll the Post conducted with the Kaiser Family Foundation. Rajiv Chandrasekaran describes the poll as an “unprecedented glimpse into [...]

CUNY Student Group: Six Students Violently Arrested Protesting Petraeus Await Charges

By: Wednesday September 18, 2013 9:06 am

(update below) Six student activists were violently arrested yesterday outside of a City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay Honors College fundraiser featuring former CIA Director and Honors College adjunct professor David Petraeus. The activists have yet to receive charges, currently detained at the New York Police Department’s 20th Precinct. They await an arraignment hearing scheduled for “between 9:00 [...]

CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee Condemns Protests of David Petraeus

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 9:28 pm

As a response to the protests of former CIA Director David Petraeus by City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, student and staff on his first day of teaching a seminar at CUNY Macaulay Honors College on Sept. 9 — which has created national media coverage – CUNY’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee has issued a statement condemning the protestors’ behavior. This comes [...]

Media Coverage Explodes on Petraeus CUNY Honors College Protests

By: Friday September 13, 2013 3:35 pm

After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class. The Petraeus protest YouTube video posted [...]

Interview: Students, Faculty Protest Presence of David Petraeus at CUNY Honors College

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 1:30 pm

On September 9, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus — who also formerly headed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) International Security Assistance Force for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and co-wrote the Counterinsurgency Field Manual — began a new job as an adjunct professor at City University of New York (CUNY) Macaulay [...]

More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 12:42 pm

Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director under President George W. Bush, delivered a speech yesterday where he outlined the ways that President Barack Obama has managed a “practical consensus,” which has fostered “powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents”—himself and his predecessor, Bush. At the University of Michigan last Friday, according to Wired, [...]

Military-Entertainment-Industrial Complex Reinforces Warrior Culture

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 2:02 pm

The Pentagon has a well-documented history of seeking to influence entertainment that Hollywood produces so that negative portrayals of the United State military are not produced, but the NBC show “Stars Earn Stripes” takes the propagandistic efforts of the military-entertainment industrial complex to the next level. The show, which features special operatives or first responders [...]

Memorial Day & the Abuse, Corruption & Lies of War

By: Sunday May 27, 2012 12:00 pm

(update below) As author, columnist and war correspondent Chris Hedges wrote, war “gives [Americans] purpose, meaning, a reason for living. Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of our lives become apparent.” Mourning the loss of loved ones, honoring those who are deployed in an unending global war, and [...]

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