Antiwar.com Newsletter | April 5, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE
- Events and Activism
- Antiwar.com in the media
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
Upcoming Events and Activism:
(1) Hollywood premiere of Silver Circle, an independent animated action film, which pits a group of underground rebels against the oppressive Federal Reserve while creating a guerilla currency based on silver. Antiwar.com will be on hand hosting a raffle before the screening begins Sunday, April 7 at 1pm in the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters 5240 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. Get your tickets here.
(2) Anti-Drone Activism: A nationwide, month-long campaign of counter-drone teach-ins, rallies and protest, called "April Days of Action" by its organizers, will challenge the escalated use of drones for targeted assassination by the Obama Administration as well as domestic surveillance by police agencies around the United States. The actions will call for a total halt to drone killing and surveillance.
A Generation of War: Mike Maharrey speaks on Drones to Young Americans for Liberty in Nashville April 8
- WHO: Belmont University Young Americans for Liberty presents Tenth Amendment Center Communications Director Mike Maharrey and Army combat veteran Adam House
- WHAT: Generation of War?
- WHEN: 6pm Monday, April 8?
- WHERE: McWhorter Hall 429 near Belmont Circle and Wedgewood Ave at Belmont University 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
- WHY: Check out Mike Maharrey’s "Why I fight" post on his blog.
The USA’s War on Terror with its cost in lives, liberties and dollars has not defined the generation that grew up with it, but what they do about it will. TAC’s Communications Director and author of Our Last Hope, Mike Maharrey, will present the case against drones surveillance and killing.
Locations, dates, and details can be found here.
Drones and the New Way of War: The Cato Institute is hosting a forum on the Obama administration’s expansive, deadly, and largely secret drone war on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1:00PM in Washington, DC. To register to attend the event, go here. If you can’t make it to Cato, watch the event streaming live on the web here.
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This week’s top news:
North Korea Shifts Missile to Coast Amid Growing Tensions: South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-Jin has confirmed that North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to the east coast, just one day after the North Korean government warned nuclear war could begin "today or tomorrow."
Iran: Clear Proposals Ready for P5+1 Talks: One of Iran’s negotiators commented on the matter, saying that Iran had viewed the proposals from the February meeting and was set to present "clear, groundbreaking proposals" of their own at the Friday, Saturday meeting.
Hagel Outlines Impending Defense Cuts: Hagel said he was taking "a hard look" at wasteful weapons programs and superfluous personnel, but insisted "America does not have the luxury of retrenchment."
Syria Warns Jordan Over Training Rebels: Following reports earlier this week that the US is dramatically increasing Syrian rebel training along the Jordanian border, Syria has issued a statement warning that Jordan is "playing with fire" in allowing the training.
NATO Air Strike Kills Four Police, Two Civilians in Central Afghanistan: Another mistaken air strike in the Ghazni Province saw NATO warplanes attack a local police post in the Deh Yak District, killing four policemen and two civilian bystanders.
Gitmo Hunger Strike Growing: Detainees Say 130 Taking Part: The hunger strike among detainees at Guantanamo Bay is growing more dire by the day, with a number of the detainees in failing health. It is also growing in sheer size, according to detainee Shaker Aamer.
Opinion and Analysis:
- Justin Raimondo wrote about the devastating effects the war on drugs has had in Mexico, what North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is thinking, and the lost threat of communism.
- Kelley Vlahos interviewed Donna Mulhearn, an activist working with Iraqi babies suffering from birth defects resulting from US bombardments.
- Ivan Eland criticized the inherent fiscal irresponsibility of the Defense Department.
- Phil Giraldi lamented the systematic failure of the decidedly pro-war news media, on Iraq, Iran, and beyond.
- Mark Weisbrot called for an end to US support for death squads and human rights abuses in Honduras.
- Muhammad Sahimi catalogued the long history of lies about the "threat" from Iran.
- Jack Smith explained the context of the tensions with North Korea, finding the US is not blameless.
- Jane Powers wrote about Obama’s war at home, arguing that secrecy is increasing along with the police state.
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