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Sun, 26 Nov 2006

The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism

I labeled it "Cyprus" because this brilliant piece by Zinn can be related to selective use of historical facts blended with fake-historical rhetoric to justify militarism and what not in Cyprus. Anyway, it is a very educational read in general. Read below for full text. Here is his concluding paragraph:

" Everything we do is important. Every little thing we do, every picket line we walk on, every letter we write, every act of civil disobedience we engage in, any recruiter that we talk to, any parent that we talk to, any GI that we talk to, any young person that we talk to, anything we do in class, outside of class, everything we do in the direction of a different world is important, even though at the moment they seem futile, because that’s how change comes about. Change comes about when millions of people do little things, which at certain points in history come together, and then something good and something important happens."

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Wed, 01 Nov 2006

Military and "lifetime punishment"
Read below for a proposed bill in RoC to essentially punish those who are mentally unfit for military service throughout their lives. This is not the only shameful statement in the article pasted below, read about the plans about CO's and outrageous durations they are required to serve.

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