Wars benefit nobody except the psychopathic bankers, politicians, corporate elite, generals and religious leaders who justify them, start them, and profit from them. For the rest of humanity, wars offer nothing but death, destruction, oppression, trauma and poverty. It's time for peace.
The world is full of conflicts of interest and disparity of power. This leads to conflict and unhappiness. In today's topsy-turvy world, the most powerful nations are running terror campaigns (usually in the name of anti-terrorism), and this is causing endless wars around the world because wars mean profits to the massive Western defence industries, which now largely control Western governments. >>>
Amy Goodman on Accountability for "The Bush Doctrine" on Terrorism / Mar 2015
Goodman reviews the outcome of Bush's insistence on invading Iraq after 9/11, killing over a million civilians, despite Iraq having nothing to do with the attack. Nobody has ever been held accountable for these war crimes, crimes that the Western media was certainly complicit in.
Veterans for Peace - www.veteransforpeace.org.uk / Apr 2014
It is easy to forget that those who fight wars, on our governments' behalf, are human beings like you and me. Most lose their humanity, but some retain it or recover it, and become some of the best activists for peace because they have directly witnessed the reality and insanity of war.
Two Murdered; One to Go (Feb 2015)
What do these three have in common? They are all secular tyrants who ruled with an iron fist. We in the West like to think that we liberated Iraq and Libya from tyranny, and now Syria (as well as other nations). But we forget that this part of the world is home to sociopathic religious extremists, and that an iron fist is exactly what is needed to keep them in check. Iraq, Libya and Syria were unquestionably safer and more politically stable with secular tyrants in control — their citizens, on the whole, much happier. But when secular tyrants are removed, the vacuum created sucks in religious sociopaths like Al Qaeda and ISIS, who bring only savagery and chaos. The question is: was this really an unexpected side-effect of naive foreign policy, or are our leaders, and the rogue nations that influence them, deliberately fomenting wars for political ends? After all, perpetual war is needed to: justify domestic power grabs and the erosion of civil liberties; raise military spending and warrant lucrative defence contracts; flout international law and democratic principles; expand empires; and create a distraction from unpopular domestic policy. We should always remember: War profits the elite; peace profits the people.
Ben Griffin: We Will NOT Fight For Queen and Country / Feb 2014
Former SAS soldier, Ben Griffin, refused in 2006 to continue fighting in the Iraq war saying that "Tony Blair and the Government had lied" the UK into war. Here he makes a powerful speech in 2013 at Oxford Uni Union debate about the realty of war and the dangers of patriotism.
U.S. Drones kill more people than ISIS: Chris Hedges / Dec 2014
What we see in the world today is the chaos associated with the death of an empire, in this case the American empire. Here Chris Hedges, author and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, discusses the importance of resistance to this empire and public condemnation of US foreign policy.
Former CIA Analyst Exposes Syrian War Lobbyists - Michael Scheuer / Nov 2014
US foreign policy has been hijacked by lobbyists who have bought off the US government to fight wars that are not in our interest. Now the US is fighting on the same side as Al Qaeda in an effort to destory Syria. This level of interventionism will only lead to war and more war.
The Rise of Evil ISIS and the Stupidity of the West (10 Aug 2014)
Less than a year ago, David Cameron and Barack Obama were pushing for war against Assad and directly supporting the Syrian rebels, which included ISIS — making a pact with the devil to further their own and Israel's political agendas. If it wasn't for Russia's counterbalancing support for the Assad's forces, ISIS would now be in full control of Syria. As it is, they are in control of part of Syria and have moved into the vacuum left in Iraq, a consequence of Bush and Blair's decision to remove Saddam Hussein and bring democracy to the Iraqi people. The truth we are now realising is that the dictator Saddam was the only leader ruthless enough to be able to keep Islamic radicals in check, and with him out of the way, Iraq is falling to the Islamic radicals. ISIS are currently executing, beheading and crucifying their bloody way to their radical Islamic ends, and the West is only now beginning to react to the chaos they fomented. The rivers of blood that ISIS are releasing are a reminder that we need to stop trying to export Western democracy to countries that cannot appreciate it, and dissuade our governments from constantly meddling in energy-rich Islamic countries. [ref]
ZERO HOUR documentary on 9-11 / Jul 2011
There are so many holes and inconsistencies in the official version of what happened on 9-11 that any intelligent person at the very least should be asking for a proper review of the evidence. From a rational and scientific perspective, it is far more likely that 9-11 was an inside job.
Breaking the Silence - Truth and Lies In the War on Terror - John Pilger / Feb 2013
This documentary was first released in 2003, six months after the Iraqi invasion. It is as relevant to us today, reminding us that our psychopathic leaders are committing terrible war crimes in other countries, dressed up as "liberation" and the extermination of "terrorists". It is all lies.
Islam: What the West needs to know (full documentary) / Mar 2011
There is a popular myth that true Islam is a religion of peace. But an examination of the Koran and Muhammad's life unequivocally shows that violence towards non-Muslims is at the heart of this religion, making the religions itself easy to radicalise, despite most Muslims being peaceful.
The Annihilation of the Palestinians (18 July 2014)
The media usually likes to present the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a tit-for-tat killing spree fuelled by decades of deep and intractable racial hatred. But we forget that the Israeli military, for its size, is one of the best equipped in the world, and the disparity between Israeli deaths and Palestinian deaths is massive. In the latest conflict, for example, 3 Israeli murders by Palestinian thugs led to the Israeli government launching a military offensive that has killed nearly three hundred mostly-civilian Palestinians (with thousands injured and tens of thousands displaced) with only a single Israeli military casualty. This is not tit-for-tat violence — this is genocide. You want to see the real face of Israeli 'defence' that the Western media never covers? Click here
Israel and Iran: A love story? / Dec 2012
When Israel was on the brink of attacking Iran, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter: "Iranians… we [heart] you." Soon other Israelis joined in and Iranians responded in kind. Let's bypass governments and make peace directly.