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The Context to the Honduran Migrant March

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By S. Brian Willson (October 23, 2018) The massive forced flight of people from Honduras is not new; it is the legacy of US intervention in the country. Since the 2009 US-backed and Hillary-supported coup in Honduras, the post-coup regime has perpetuated a system based on disregard for human rights, impunity, corruption, repression and the influence of organized crime groups…
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My Lai is the Essence of US American Foreign Policy

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By S. Brian Willson (March 16, 2018) March 16, 1968, My Lai Massacre, Viet Nam Today, March 16, 2018, is the 50th painful anniversary of the US Army massacre that, in effect, represented the essence of US American policy of scorched earth from the air and on the ground in the US war. 504 completely unarmed Vietnamese were murdered in…
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Ken Burns’ “Vietnam” Lacks Critical Consciousness

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By S. Brian Willson (September 29, 2017) I am interested in history, and recognize the importance of story telling as part of the process of understanding people’s history. But it is important as well to distinguish between the art of story telling, and the critical historical analysis of structural patterns and causes. US policy in Viet Nam is well established…
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The Grotesque Immorality of the US War Against Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia

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By S. Brian Willson (September 10, 2017) If the Burns-Novick 18 hour, 10 part PBS Series is to be an authentic revisiting the US War, then brutal honesty is necessary, which would certainly prevent such a pubic airing funded by US corporate monies. As a Viet Nam veteran, I know the kinds of pain and suffering incurred by over three…
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Bioregionalism is the Answer to Empire

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By S. Brian Willson (July 12, 2017) COLLAPSE IS IMPERATIVE for the future of life as we know it. Primary Meme of US culture: Profits for a few (mostly White men/patriarchy) through expansion at ANY cost =US empire. This selfish model is now global on a finite planet. John Locke defined empire as a way of life that takes wealth…
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What the Flag Means to Me

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By. S. Brian Wilson (July 3, 2017) Originally published here by S. Brian Willson I was probably seven years old before it really sunk in that everybody in my town was not celebrating my birthday on July 4. It was an exciting day with parades, picnics, fireworks and, in my case, special birthday parties and gifts. I lived much of…
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A painful, radical truth: we are the problem

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  By S. Brian Willson (September 21, 2016) As much as we choose to blame politicians, corporations, the military industrial complex, capitalist economics, etc., for causing our severe problems, in the end, virtually all of us moderns are complicit. None of these institutions have been created in a vacuum. They are creations of human beings like ourselves, and most “First…
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Liberation Requires Disobedience

  By S. Brian Willson (February 4, 2016) In 1553, or thereabouts, a young French lawyer, Etienne De La Boetie, wrote an amazing essay, The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, in which his study of the history of tyranny revealed that no matter how hierarchical power is derived – kings, dictators or elections – humans inevitably enable their…
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The Weight of It All

  WE are Responsible for Millions of Casualties By S. Brian Willson (February 1, 2016)