Posted in Analysis Democracy Military Right Wing Militias The Conversation

Americans aren’t worried about white nationalism in the military – because they don’t know it’s there

There is a long history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military. Bo Zaunders/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images by  Jennifer Spindel, University of New Hampshire; Matt Motta, Oklahoma State University, and Robert Ralston,…

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Unidentified federal officers detain a protester in Portland, Oregon on July 16, 2020. (Photo: Twitter/Screengrab)
Posted in Black Lives Matter Common Dreams Investigations Military News Policing

Trump condemned for authoritarian ‘Abuse of Power’ as Secret Federal Police snatch protesters off Portland streets. Video

“Authoritarian governments, not democratic republics, send unmarked authorities after protesters. These Trump/Barr tactics designed to eliminate any accountability are absolutely unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Friday, July 17, 2020 Oregon’s Democratic governor and other state…

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Posted in Abuse of power Common Dreams Military News

After Trump’s authoritarian ‘law and order’ speech, military helicopters descend low over DC to intimidate protesters

Dancers of Death “Unleashing state violence against peaceful American demonstrators and journalists to create a photo-op is a violation of the president’s oath to defend the Constitution.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, June 2 Hours…

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Posted in Accountability Columns Coronavirus Rathke: Chief Organizer Report US Navy

Secretary “Lost” at Sea

“Acting” secretary of the Navy is right. He’s acting as if he knows what he’s doing. by Wade Rathke New Orleans   I’m way out of my lane when I start chiming in on how the…

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Captain Brett Crozier, USN
Posted in Analysis Coronavirus Military Pro Publica US Navy

It’s hardly shocking the Navy fired a commander for warning of coronavirus threat. It’s part of a pattern.

In dismissing the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy once again punished the messenger, a frontline leader brave enough to tell the unvarnished truth to superiors about a threat to his sailors. by T….

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Posted in Columns Coronavirus Military Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Lessons in Leadership: Captain Courageous vs. President Mr. Me

Pearl River     It’s not every day when the United States and any of the world that bothers to look gets such a stark lesson in leadership than what we have seen recently, both in what it…

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Posted in Analysis Community organizing Military Rathke: Chief Organizer Report War

There’s no Duck-and-Cover with automated warfare

Kansas City      I can still remember my third grade teacher walking us through the duck-and-cover exercise and announcing as we prepared to march to the corner single file that she would be standing on the…

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