Tag: Rusty Nelson on Peace and War

Front page, The Blogful of Salt

Over the counter

Tags:

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War  May Americans with some degree of accountability or any inclination for peace please agree to stop pretending that counter-terrorism is something other than terrorism? It seems to me that the land of the free and the home of the brave used to be a little more squeamish about openly […]

3 comments Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

The Unknown Peace Pact

Tags: , ,

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Why is it that we – humans, Americans, patriots, progressives, veterans, educators and educated, thinkers and doers – have never been able to get violence out of our system? This question screamed at me, again, as I pondered the unlikely existence of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed by most of […]

Be the First to comment. Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

Fretting about Fairchild …and other chronic ills

Tags: , , ,

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Long ago, in a time of relative innocence and prosperity, the people of the Spokane area hitched themselves to the star of the U.S. Air Force. It didn’t take much reflection or study, just a simple faith that our country and it’s military establishment had always been noble and […]

4 comments Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

Yelling “Fire!” In A Crowded Bill of Rights

Tags: , ,

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Cassandra, in ancient Greek stories, has become a more and more compelling character to me as I’ve observed the politics of institutional violence. What curse could frustrate you more than being able to see the future clearly while every other mind is completely closed to any warning or constructive comment […]

Be the First to comment. Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

What I wanted to say…

Tags: , , , ,

“If corporate interests cared about ‘creating’ jobs in the U.S., NAFTA and subsequent greased skids for ‘Made in the USA’ would be dismantled, and Americans would be building solar and wind power components for global energy needs.” Rusty Nelson on Peace and War It’s exciting to watch PJALS cram meaningful meetings, public events, and activist […]

One comment Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

November is for SOAW

Tags: , , , ,

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Remember School of the Americas? School of Assassins? Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation? Some of us will never forget our experiences at Ft. Benning or the U.S.-sponsored atrocities that made us passionate about being there, but we might forget our country still maintains a facility to perpetuate terror […]

Be the First to comment. Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

Rusty on Peace and War: Earning Stripes and PSE

Tags: , ,

By Rusty Nelson How’s your patriotic self esteem (PSE)? I usually do pretty well with that, considering that some observers long ago decided I deserved an especially warm spot in their version of Dante’s Inferno for being (choose one, according to political trends in the Inland Northwest) a traitor, an America-hater, a liberal, a socialist, […]

One comment Read More
Front page, The Blogful of Salt

Snapshots from the Ruins

Tags: , ,

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War After weeks of gawking at genuine antiquities, I returned to my native state and spent a few hours looking at an archive of 20th Century Georgia history. I don’t know whether the contrast or the similarity is more striking. A massive, new Richard Russell Building for special collections of […]

Be the First to comment. Read More