Posts Tagged ‘soldier’

Kony 2012

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Knowledge of notorious Joseph Kony has reached new heights, fueled by a highly successful viral campaign from the NGO In-visible Children.

This Internet-enabled dissemination is amazing to see, as spreading awareness of poverty in developing nations will certainly help to resolve the issues over the long-term.

That said, there is no easy solution to the problem. (more…)

Crushing Rate of Soldier Suicides

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

As deadly as a foe can be when they are fighting to protect home and family, American soldiers have found themselves facing an even greater threat: the mental damaged incurred during military service. For the second year in a row, more US soldiers took their own lives than died in combat.

Just look at the tremendous toll being paid by America’s soldiers. These poor young men and women are getting scarred for life, their noble values exploited by an industry seeking only to profit from prolonged armed conflict. It’s such a tragedy!

Look how poorly the American government cares for it’s soldiers. Once churned through the machine, service people get spit out and forgotten by the country they fought and killed for. Where is the honor in that?

These suicides should be a wake up call – the costs of military endeavors far exceed any rewards. It is time for this war bullshit to stop!

Apart from the rarest of occasions, violence will not solve any problems. Most of the time, the use of deadly force will only extend or exacerbate conflict, neither of which is beneficial for people or planet.

The right to use violence should be considered amongst the most sacred of privileges, not the primary go-to solution for every single problem. Since they’ve clearly been abusing the power we’ve entrusted them with, our governments need to be reined in and their licenses to kill put back on the shelf until they learn some respect.

Israeli Soldiers Tell All

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Transgressions by the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territories will be divulged by a group of former soldiers in a campaign aimed at raising public awareness of military violations.

The mission is spearheaded by Breaking the Silence, an organization of former soldiers committed to speaking out unethical military practices.

This is excellent news for the Palestinian people. As more and more Israeli atrocities get dragged out into the light, so to will awareness grow regarding Israel’s persistent injustices and crimes against humanity, and the stronger the movement for a free Palestine will become.