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Educate our children rather than send them to war

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post on push-back onto the corporate powers that be and their military.

When you step back and look at what is happening in education and you start to see the connections to the larger picture, one can see that we are pushing back against the same corporate machine.

If we stopped burning up money paying for the military/corporate machine and used tax payer dollars to instead provide an education for all of our children, we would be in a far better place.

On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had a very moving ceremony that is described by Democracy Now:

Democracy Now! broadcasts from Chicago, site of the largest NATO summit in the organization’s six-decade history. On Sunday, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as members of Afghans For Peace, led a peace march of thousands of people. Iraq Veterans Against the War held a ceremony where nearly 50 veterans discarded their war medals by hurling them down the street in the direction of the NATO summit. We hear the soldiers’ voices as they return their medals one by one from the stage. “I am giving back my global war on terror service medal in solidarity with the people of Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Jason Heard, a former combat medic who spent 10 years in the U.S. Army. “I am deeply sorry for the destruction that we have caused in these countries and around the globe.”

For a full and excellent report on the NATO Summit that you probably won’t see on CBS, NBC or ABC go to Democracy Now and start with the Monday, May 21st program.

Post Script:

Cenk on the Young Turks breaks it down with irony and humor that helps me through the day.

NATO Protests & Afghanistan Agreement

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