This is a letter I’ve written to the editor of the Washington Post.
You can learn more about this issue by reading the FAIR Media Watch Action Alert.
The real solution is to ban war and covert operations.
Chris Gelardi wrote a fantastic article in The Nation of March 8, 2019 entitled ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities. The excerpts below demonstrate that #45Regime used the threat of inclusion in the Muslim Ban to pressure nations into cooperating with deportations of their nationals from the United States, thus belying the claim that the Muslim Ban had anything to do with protecting the USA from terrorism. Continue reading
Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s book Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge mentions Philadelphia’s 1793 yellow fever epidemic, an important episode from the early history of the United States. Read here: Continue reading
I’ve previously written about USA Muslim responses to Zionist atrocities in Palestine and surrounding lands. I don’t understand why some USA Muslims want to pretend that their being Muslims gives them some privilege to discuss anything related to Palestinians, especially when they fail to acknowledge Palestinians’ struggle for restoration of their rights.
The publication in the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) November/December 2018 issue of Islamic Horizons of an article promoting Muslim tourism in occupied Palestine was an especially terrible example of this. Continue reading
Dear Ms. Finan,
I live with viewers of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and other programs. While I don’t sit to watch, I can often overhear the broadcasts.
Today’s action alert from FAIR Media Watch confirmed what I’ve long told them: MSNBC promotes war.
According to the action alert, “On July 2, a year had passed since the cable network’s last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen.”
I’m not asking you to go Che Guevara & Noam Chomsky, although you could invite him to balance out your stable of weapons-manufacturer-sponsored military analysts. Just occasionally cover our country’s involvement in making Yemen a terrible place for humans.
Here’s my $0.02 for The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service, which is in charge of preparing the United States to resume drafting people into the military. The commission asked people to submit their answers to these 7 questions:
- Is a military draft or draft contingency still a necessary component of U.S. national security?
- Are modifications to the selective service system needed?
- How can the United States increase participation in military, national, and public service by individuals with skills critical to address the national security and other public service needs of the nation?
- What are the barriers to participation in military, national, or public service?
- Does service have inherent value, and, if so, what is it?
- Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, valuable, and feasible?
- How does the United States increase the propensity for Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve?
I invite you to submit your comments.