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A peace sign printed on the American Flag is raised during a protest against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Archive / History Channel)
Submitted by Gary

Statement written by Ben Norton, Tyra Walker, Anastasia Taylor, Alli McCracken, Colleen Moore, Jes Grobman, Ashley Lopez / Codepink -

Once again, US politicians and pundits are beating the drums of...

Fri
28
Feb

Call of Duty: Feeding the Venezuela Haters or Just Dumb Fun?

Almagro is a red-beret wearing, Simon Bolivar-admiring and vehemently anti-US Venezuelan dictator who used petrodollars to forge a nightmare alliance of South American nations.

Ryan Mallett-Outtrim -

If ideology shapes our fantasies as Zizek suggests, then Call of Duty: Ghosts is imperialism distilled.

“How do we experience ourselves ideologically? What do we find worth fighting for? What's the meaning of our life?”

This is how Slovenian philosopher Slajoj Zizek launched a response to the question of why he finds cinema such a useful tool for analysing modern capitalist ideology during a recent interview with Vice.

Answering his own questions, he continued, “You have to look at Hollywood, where you get it [ideology] in pure, distilled form.”

The interview was about Zizek's latest film, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology. In the film, Zizek essentially argues that even in our dreams and fantasies, we cannot escape the dominant ideologies of our time.

Wed
19
Feb

Book Excerpt from The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism

The Green Zone

AK Press -

Mon
17
Feb

On Earth Peace: Peace Curricula and Peace Retreats for Youth

Peace Retreats for Youth Groups

Peace Retreats for Youth

On Earth Peace offers overnight and weekend-long peace retreats for youth.  Working with local hosts- congregations, districts, camps, organizations, Peace Retreats are tailored to each group's learning and fellowship goals.  Topics can include:  bullying, Christian advocacy, just peace, Brethren peacemakers, Christian nonviolence, peacemaking in everyday life, communication and listening, global justice issues, conscientious objection, understanding difference, Biblical roots of peacemaking, conflict resolution, and peacemaking and the creative arts.

In addition, On Earth Peace offers four fully designed retreats:

Fri
14
Feb

Kevin McSorley, University of Portsmouth: Militarism and the body: video

Forces Watch -

The Militarisation in Everyday Life in the UK conference was held in London in October 2013 and was organised by ForcesWatch. It brought together academics, writers, activists and campaigners who are researching, writing, campaigning on, or just concerned about the implications of the militarisation of everyday life in the UK.

Kevin McSorley, University of Portsmouth: Militarism and the body: video
Fri
14
Feb

2009 NNOMY Conference - Denise Ferrustia

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth -

2009 NNOMY Conference - Denise Ferrustia
Fri
14
Feb

2009 NNOMY Conference - Nancy Cruz: video

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth -

2009 NNOMY Conference - Nancy Cruz: video
Fri
14
Feb

2009 NNOMY Conference - Rick Jahnkow: video

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth -

2009 NNOMY Conference - Rick Jahnkow: video
Fri
14
Feb

2009 NNOMY Conference - Pauline Lipman: video

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth -

2009 NNOMY Conference - Pauline Lipman: video

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