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Do You Understand What You’re Thanking Me For?

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by Andrew H. Miller

Recently I heard one of my soldiers was getting hitched. During our 2008 deployment to Afghanistan we were a close team. We called artillery support during patrols with our infantry brethren. I was shocked that our team sergeant would be in Afghanistan during the wedding.

We still send people to a war. My old right-hand man will be in his third year of it. We spent a trillion on military training, hardware and education. The people we send still range from 18-year-olds to grandparents. They come home and we call them heroes.


A War Economy Perpetuates Poverty

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by Ursula Rozum

Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson declared a “War on Poverty,” ambitiously proclaiming that “the richest nation on Earth can afford to win it." Johnson's Great Society programs likely stemmed from his genuine concern for our country's poor, even though he ended up diverting precious resources away from programs of social uplift into the war in Vietnam.


Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Jessica Azulay

“This Has Got to Stop.”
 –Judge Gideon, Town of Dewitt


Al-Shabaab Repels Navy Seals While Libyan Kidnapping Sparks Protest

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by Abayomi Azikiwe

On October 5 the United States military intervened in the African states of Libya and Somalia under the guise of waging its “war on terrorism.”

In Libya, a national, Abu Anas al-Liby, was kidnapped and taken to a warship in the Mediterranean where he is being interrogated for his suspected involvement in the bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya during August of 1998.


Syracuse Resists Drone Encroachment

Two Faces of Drones: Surveillance

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by Ann Tiffany

“The drones are coming! The drones are coming!” - Paul Revere (updated)


Court Witness: Speaking Out for Truth and Life

Two Faces of Drones: Weaponized

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by Ed Kinane

Mamana Bibi, a 68-year old midwife and grandmother, was tending her okra garden on the afternoon of October 24, 2012. Out of nowhere, Mamana was struck and dismembered by two Hellfire missiles from a US drone. Minutes later nearby children who had witnessed the attack, were also attacked by missiles, their shrapnel wounding nine.

These are two of many US drone strikes against civilians investigated by Amnesty International in North Waziristan. Mamana’s killing is recounted in Amnesty’s October 2013 76-page report, “Will I Be Next?: US Drone Strikes in Pakistan.”

Peace Outreach at Hancock with Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Hancock Air Base Main Entrance, E. Molloy Rd., between Thompson and Town Line Rds.


Join Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell from Voices for Creative Nonviolence at our Peace Outreach in front of the main entrance of Hancock Air Base. Kathy and Buddy are in Syracuse for three days as part of a Justice for Afghanistan tour.


"Seeing Through the Smokescreen: War & Peace in Afghanistan" with Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell

Tue, Oct 15, 2013 7:00pm
ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse

Kathy Kelly and Buddy Bell will join us in Syracuse for three days as they bring their Justice for Afghanistan Tour throughout the Northeast. Between them, Kathy and Buddy have been to Afghanistan 15 times as invited guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers.


War Economics

A Look at the Underlying Motives for the Current US Imperial Strategy

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by Seth Rutledge

Editor’s Note: This month the War Update has deviated from its original form to provide an analysis and context for the current violence and unrest in the Middle East.


Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Henninger High School

The Syracuse Peace Council will join our social movement allies to "greet" President Obama in Syracuse on Thursday - bring your voice to speak out about his all of the above energy policy that includes HYDROFRACKING and