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Flyer from AWARE Sepember demo

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

[The following leaflet was distributed on 4 September 2010 at the regular monthly demonstration by the Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort of Champaign-Urbana IL.] ~ THE WAR IS NOT OVER ~ IT’S EXPANDING INSTEAD ~ OUR GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO KILL PEOPLE IN THE MIDEAST; PRESIDENT OBAMA CONTINUES TO MISLEAD US ABOUT WHY Last Tuesday night President Obama […]

God and Creation

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

[This is a section – which I take to be within the limits of fair use – from a book by the late Oxford theologian Herbert McCabe, OP – “God Matters” (London, 1987 – the title is at least a triple pun).  It’s part of a larger argument in which McCabe, a Wittgensteinian Marxist, was […]

Ending the war

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

The Long War for oil in the Greater Middle East – from Palestine to Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Horn of Africa – has produced some heroes: Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and their associates. But we won’t have won until Obama, Clinton, Gates et al. are in cells in The Hague, awaiting trial […]

U.S. WAR POLICY VS. OBAMA’S RHETORIC ON REDUCING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

On August 6, 1945, the U.S. detonated an atomic weapon in a defeated Japan, killing 150,000 people. Three days later, a different sort of atomic bomb was dropped on another defenseless city, killing another 75,000. If there is an argument for the attack on Hiroshima, there can be none for that on Nagasaki – a […]

“Taxed Enough Already”: A Case for the Tea Partiers

Friday, April 16th, 2010

“[Those in the Tea Party movement, who are frustrated and fed up with American government] shouldn’t be laughed at. It’s not a joke. Ridiculing the Tea Party shenanigans is a terrible mistake. Why are those voices of discontent being mobilized by the extreme Right?”  –Noam Chomsky, 8 April 2010 A correspondent sends an apposite description […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Although the Media and the President Seem to Ignore it, Americans Continue to Kill and Die in the Middle East. Why?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

(Text of the flyer for the regular monthly demonstration by the Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort of Champaign IL, 6 Feb 2010) It’s not “because of 9/11” or to “stop terrorism,” as President Obama now says. The war is neither just nor legal: the real reason for it seems to be the long-standing U.S. policy of control […]

Anti-War Republicans

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Whether or not the Republicans do well in the 2010 congressional elections by mobilizing the general dismay with the Obama administration, it seems clear that the Republican opposition to Obama in 2012 will include opposition to his war policy. The question is what form it will take. I’m coming to doubt that it will consist […]

News from Neptune #54

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

News From Neptune on TV for Friday, November 20, 2009

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

A spontaneous and unrehearsed discussion of the news of the week and its coverage by the media, cablecast each Friday at 7pm on Urbana Public Television (cable channel 6 in Urbana, Illinois). Joining C. G. Estabrook this week are E. Wayne Johnson and Ron Szoke. Each participant takes up to ten minutes to talk about […]

“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it’s from Neptune.” –Noam Chomsky