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We started as an American/Iraqi bridge. Now we speak through the walls of political violence on the path to more peaceful tomorrows.
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There is a simple beauty in the way the Guantanamo Committee (9/11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows) go about their business. They ask that justice be delivered to the 9/11 family members. Put the prisoners on trial. Close Guantanamo. . And then maybe, just maybe we can all move on. They go about their business quietly, and they are calm even when shouting in the streets. They’re pretty much alone. Well, not really. There are other groups and individuals who share their vision, but very few who’ve committed thousands of hours, dollars, and travelling days at a time, precious time putting feelings into non-violent actions. How Guantanamo became a central issue for Peaceful Tomorrows is a long story wound in competition,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at 121Contact
Deep pleasures lurk within sadism and the unleashing of sexual repression. We are not embarrassed when we talk about cognitive biases that push us to overcome our good natures but we dare not admit the pleasures to be found in inflicting pain, suffering, and humiliation on others. #ThinkingAboutThinking We take pride in struggle to overcome the prejudices we inherit from our culture but we cannot speak of the adrenaline surges of running with a wild crowd, the joy of drowning out the chants of our enemies with our own blood curdling cries, and the pleasure to be found in declaring ourselves dominant over the body of ‘the other’. #Resist by admitting the truth. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at 121Contact
The ignorance of Bush/Cheney and the gullibility of the American people led us to a war that dismantled Iraq, killed millions, and left a nation in ruins. Witness, now, the ignorance of #Trumpism as it begins to dismantle modern American Democracy, steering us to ruin. We invaded Iraq as liberators, to be welcomed by people. Iraqis quickly learned how incapable we were of delivering a better life for them. We elected Trump to ‘drain the swamp’ by taking apart the old and replacing it with a new, better, greater government. The American people had better learn quickly, vote intelligently, and change the very wrong direction of #Trumpism. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at 121Contact
U.S. President @realDonaldTrump's Jerusalem announcement has brought an unprecedented mood of agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Saudi Royal Court said the move “represents a great bias against the historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem..." The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced it as "new adventurism by global oppressors." Almost all of the world's leader have condemned the action. What do they know that Trump does not know? There isn't space enough for that to be answered here. Our Emperor's clothes: a straight jacket, and our government lacks the courage to do something about it. #Resist in any way you can. Trump is doing great damage to America. It's that important. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at 121Contact
With ISIS decimated, having lost the Caliphate Capital (Mosul), its Syrian center (Raqqa), and suffering devastating losses of troops in both countries, there is a room for a new group at the top. There is an old group ready to step up. Al Qaeda (AQ) has always is ready to resume the title “World’s primary terrorist organization”. AQ has always held the long view of a slow process to victory: disrupt the standing order, maintain a central core from which to generate satellite affiliates across the globe, and never lose sight of the primary target, the U.S. The ISIS fantasy of world dominance proven only by assertion has failed. This means that AQ is again the primary target for international... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at 121Contact
Geller still doesn’t understand the America she pretends to defend. We will continue to #Resist her Islamophobic nonsense even in places that have suffered from terrorist attacks. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at 121Contact
Coalitions of Minorities (#COM) are becoming the driving force in politics. The existential dread of White Supremacists, i.e., losing power to encroaching groups, has become a reality. A new nation has been birthed and the midwife: President Donald #Trump. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at 121Contact
#Trump middle-class tax cut will raise taxes for the middle class. Therefore, War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. #Resist Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at 121Contact
Short, scripted, and expressionlessly delivered by #POTUS, his address after NYC: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today's terrorist attack in New York City and their families." That's it! "My administration will provide its full support to the New York City Police Department..." This, after proposing to cut NYC Anti-Terror funding. Domestic Terrorism will continue to be a much larger threat than terrorism by immigrants. Intelligent responses are what we need, not the thoughtless twitches of a misguided White House. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at 121Contact
#Trump White House refused talk of gun control after Vegas but rushes to restrict immigration after NYC. #Politicizing Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at 121Contact
We are Trump Supporters. We believe in absolute obedience to Trump. We believe in the oppression of those who disagree. We live in fear and know we are powerless. We are victims and Trump is our rescuer. Our black and white worldview tells us that people are divided into two classes: the weak and the strong. Most of our social problems would be solved if we could somehow get rid of the immoral, crooked and feeble-minded people. Aggression against the weak is necessary. We project our own feelings of inadequacy, rage and fear onto Mexicans, Muslims, and immigrants. Actually, anyone who is not with us is a valid target of our rage. Trump & Palin trumpet victimhood over and over.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at 121Contact
I stop by the water Fall is far from here I am waiting Winter. What butterfly is that? I used to know When Nature spoke the daily routine It was Spring. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at 121Contact
.@realDonaldTrump focus is Afghanistan while over 170 ISIS/Qaeda attacks this summer outside of IS held territory. Strategy only good for terrorist recruitment. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at 121Contact
Sending Blackwater to Afghanistan is like fucking for virginity. #Trump has no sense of history, failure, cover up. #Mercenaries are not the answer to anything but Taliban/ISIS/Qaeda recruiting. We already have over 6 thousand troops and 12 thousand contractors there. #Resist this attempt to escalate violence in the name of...what, Peace? a safer U.S.? In the face of what we know about radicalization, this path is illogical. In the face of what we know about civilian casualties, this path is heartless. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at 121Contact
Clovis .@realDonaldTrump pick as chief scientist AgDept argued: homosexuality is choice; sanctioning of same-sex marriage leads to legalization of pedophilia Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at 121Contact
Islam:ISIS in the same way that Christianity:KKK. Both are ashamed at the perversion. #Resist #TAT Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at 121Contact
#TrumpFail fooled by an old Pershing hoax. #Resist by trying to educate this pathetic, unschooled, and gullible man. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at 121Contact
#TrumpFail disbands 2 business forums. The great negotiator chooses to run out the back door. If they can #Resist then you can, too . Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at 121Contact
“Oh mankind! We have created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other). Indeed, the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the best in conduct. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” – Surah al- Hujurat (49:13) Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at 121Contact
@ezlusztig tweeted "This is madness. VA Gov McAuliffe says police didn't engage because they feared the armed racist militias with semiautomatic weapons". The NRA's position on armed citizenry is bogus. Trump's reluctance to condemn the alt-Right sympathizers within his base is tacit support of Fascists. #Resist with your personal commitment to help steer this country to more peaceful tomorrows. It takes more than staring at your screen. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at 121Contact
Are you going to Trump tower tomorrow at 5:30PM? What is your town doing to #Resist? Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at 121Contact
From the Ku Klux Klan of the 1860s to today's surge you find a dark place in the American psyche that threatens us more that the likes of ISIS. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people in the deadliest single act of domestic terrorism our history. This year there have been over 150 incidents. #Resist by understanding where the real threat comes from and take #PositiveAction. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at 121Contact
Baghdad is 142 degrees right now. The gardens are dying. B’s small bird died. You can’t stand one minute in the sun. The cold water runs hot. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at 121Contact
Mr. Kim: I will test missiles in the seas near Guam. Mr. Trump: You better not attack Guam. K: I didn’t say that. T: Did too. K: Did not. T: Let’s bomb them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at 121Contact
#Alt-Right white supremacy is un-Christian. Southern Baptist voted to condemn. Terror in the name of Islam is un-Islamic in the same way. #Resist Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at 121Contact