Anchor for this item posted by Bernard (ben) Tremblay at Wednesday, December 11, 2002; Wednesday, December 11, 2002

"Peaceful Future or ''War Without End''?" reads in part: "There are growing numbers of people who "believe that as people living in the United States it is our responsibility to resist the injustices done by our government, in our names." (from the peace group Not in Our Name's pledge of resistance).
I just read a report that the Pentagon is making preperations to deploy anti-personnel mines in Iraq ... "from 15,000 to 20,000 people are killed or maimed worldwide each year by land mines, according to the United Nations. Of those, 80% are civilians and one-third are children." ... but they probably know that. Hey, just the cost of doing business, right? (Those injuries are "collateral", of course; the elite can direct consequences onto others while streaming profit to themselves ... what else is power for?)

As a counter, here's a fine piece on Phil Berrigan called "A Life of Conscience", and an upbeat piece on tactics (I think Berrigan would have liked this) by Arden Buck: "What Do We Do Now?" .



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