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The Bureau of Prisons website has more details on mail policy, but be aware that mail is sometimes rejected for seemingly arbitrary reasons.
Join CODEPINK in conversation with author Andrew Cockburn about his new book: The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine. During this webinar, attendees will hear from Andrew about his new book and will have the opportunity to ask the renowned author, journalist, and editor questions.
About the Book:
Why does America go to war?
In the last decades, America has gone to war as supposed defenders of democracy. The War on Terror was waged to protect the west from the dangers of Islamists. US Solders are stationed in more than 800 locations across the world to act as the righteous arbiters of the rule of law. In The Spoils of War Andrew Cockburn brilliantly dissects the intentions behind Washington’s martial appetites.
The American war machine can only be understood in terms of the “private passions” and “interests” of those who control it—principally a passionate interest in money. Thus, as he witheringly reports, Washington expanded NATO to satisfy an arms manufacturer’s urgent financial requirements; the US Navy’s Pacific fleet deployments were for years dictated by a corrupt contractor who bribed high-ranking officers with cash and prostitutes; senior marine commanders agreed to a troop surge in Afghanistan in 2017 “because it will do us good at budget time.”
Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous.
About the Author:
Born in London shortly after World `War II, I grew up in rural Ireland, went to school in Scotland (where we trained every week to be junior officers in the next war) and Oxford, and thereafter entered into the family trade of journalism. After spells on Fleet Street – the Evening Standard and Daily Mail – I joined World in Action, a great investigative documentary show on British independent tv ., where I began taking an interest in defense issues – very undercover in the UK. Moved to the US in 1979, and in 1982 published The Threat – Inside the Soviet Military Machine. A national best-seller, the book revealed that the Soviets were not an awesome threat, as we had been told for decades by the western defense lobby. I showed that the troops were ill-trained, and badly equipped, all to the benefit of their military-industrial hierarchy. My argument, denounced at the time in Washington and Moscow, was proven absolutely correct following the collapse of the USSR. Since then, I have written hundreds of articles on defense and other topics, several books — see below – many documentaries, and co-produced the 1997 action movie The Peacemaker starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. I have also written books about Saddam Hussein (with my brother Patrick,) Donald Rumsfeld, which among other things revealed, contrary to conventional wisdom, the important fact that he was extremely stupid. Living in Washington, where I am currently the Washington Editor of Harper’s Magazine, means I have a front row seat to watch the headquarters of a declining but still rich, powerful, and cruel empire. It is an endlessly fascinating spectacle, if also horrifying.
Carley · firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join CODEPINK co-founder Jodie Evans and the Editor-in-Chief and founder of NewsClick, Prabir Purkayastha, for another China Is Not Our Enemy webinar where they’ll discuss the U.S. hybrid war on China with a special focus on the Quad, the recent AUKUS alliance, and India’s role in the region that U.S. military planners are increasingly referring to as “the Indo-Pacific.”
Prabir Purkayastha is the founding editor of Newsclick.in. He is an engineer and a science activist in the power, telecom and software sectors, including the Free Software movement. He is one of the founding members of the Delhi Science Forum. He is the author, along with Vijay Prashad, of Enron Blowout: Corporate Capitalism and Theft of the Global Commons (LeftWord 2002).
👉RSVP now for a copy of the Zoom link! Or join us live on Youtube!
To learn more or watch past webinars in this series, visit #ChinaIsNotOurEnemy, or follow us on Twitter.
Madison Tang · email@example.com
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When Congress get’s notified about a weapons sale from the U.S. to another country, the people generally find out about it. Information on the huge sales are more easily available, because they are over a “threshold” amount. What about the sales under the threshold? Congress never needs to be notified, and we are left in the dark on sales that add up to billions and billions of dollars.
Lillian Mauldin is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin holding a BA in Honors International Relations and Global Studies with a minor in Arabic. She is a founding member of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency and a Thematic Specialist with Amnesty International USA’s Military, Security, and Police Transfers Coordination Group. She was a summer 2021 participant in the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship and a summer 2021 Policy Intern at Forum on the Arms Trade. Lillian hopes to continue her career in the arms control and non proliferation field, ideally lobbying for decreased defense budgets and more rigorous arms export control laws.
RSVP for the Zoom link!
Danaka · firstname.lastname@example.org
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Join Khalilah Ramirez, the Peace Dancer, for the Dance of Peace class at the Municipal Rose Garden (at Dana and Naglee) San Jose.
Dance & Play among the flowers! You will learn how to create joy and harmony through the magic power of music, breath and movement.
Contact: Khalilah Ramirez
More Info: http://www.thedanceofpeace.org
Khalilah Ramirez is a performance artist, educator and author. Her work with the Dance of Peace spans well over a decade. She specializes in getting people in touch with their inner light, joy and peacefulness using a combination of music, movement, magic, dance and guided imagery. Weekly classes, Quarterly workshops, and small group intensives are available.
The Friday Peace Vigil has publicly stood against U.S. wars and military interventions since 2001.
Please join us, and people the world over, in publicly saying no to unending war and yes to the possibility of a new world.
Safely distancing and masked, we are on the corner of 4th and San Fernando Streets every Friday from 5 to 6pm. Join us to to take a stand in opposition to war and militarism and in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all movements working for racial and economic justice.
Bing your own signs or use one of ours!
Photo Bernie Bob Jung