by Judith Curry “Like a magnetic field that pulls iron filings into alignment, a powerful cultural belief is aligning multiple sources of scientific bias in the same direction. – policy scientist Daniel Sarewitz Statistician Regina Nuzzo summarizes the problem: “This … Continue reading →
==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Ernest Crosby: They know not love that love not peace ==== Ernest CrosbyFrom War and Hell XIIIWhat do they accomplish who take the sword? Now and then they cut off the ear of a servant of the high priest;Quite as […]
Since March 29th, in Washington, D.C., Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the war in Yemen. She is joined by five others from her group, The Yemeni Liberation Movement. The hunger strikers point out that enforcement of the Saudi Coalition led blockade relies substantially on U.S. … Continue reading "Hunting in Yemen: The War Must End"
==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts Russian writers on war Mikhail Artsybashev: A mother’s simple prescription against war ==== Mikhail ArtsybashevFrom WarTranslated by Thomas Seltzer OLGA. There was a letter from Vladimir yesterday, but nothing from Volodya for a whole week. He used to write every day. Then the letters suddenly stopped. Asya […]
American Conservative, April 9, 2021 Will Supremes Unleash Biden Red Flag Gun Raids? A gun seizure case before the Supreme Court could open the flood gates to warrantless searches. by James Bovard President Joe Biden launched his first attack on the Second Amendment this week, making clear his intent to radically curtail Americans’ legal rights […]
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White faces in fatigues – I’m sure that’s just what most Mozambicans were hoping to see upon their shores. After all, it certainly isn’t the first time. Ever since the Portuguese started planting trading posts and forts on what was known as the Swahili Coast around the year 1500, an arrival of armed whites has never … Continue reading "It Began With Twelve, How Will It End? – Mozambique: AFRICOM’s Newest Adventure"
Originally posted at TomDispatch. When it comes to future conflicts or present-day war games, they have all the advantages and we have none! Or as Eric Edelman, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, told CNN recently, “Russia and China are playing a home game, we are playing an away game.” And mind you, we’re … Continue reading "The Cold War, Rebooted and Rebranded"
==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts American writers on peace and against war Women writers on peace and war Jessie Wiseman Gibbs: Selections from the Peace Sonnets ==== Jessie Wiseman Gibbs From Peace Sonnets XLIX Hark how each king and emperor declares That God is on his side – how all appeal To […]
We are torn by images of unaccompanied minors and overcrowded facilities at our southern border, but few in the United States are asking why so many Central American families are so desperate to escape their own countries that they are willing to risk everything – including family separation. These migrants are not fleeing some Act … Continue reading "The US War on Drugs Is Driving the Displacement Crisis"