Sharon Fagan McDermott: War
This intensity, this buildup
of noise—Help us! —an echo of an old human
refrain through the mad and fucked up timbres
of our human history.
Nan Levinson: The Antiwar Movement That Wasn’t Enough
The Wars We Couldn’t End
Tom Engelhardt: My Year and Welcome to It
A year of illness, death, mourning, and ever-increasing political chaos on a striking, if not unparalleled, scale threatens the American system as we’ve known it. Meanwhile, a new kind of weather threatens the world as we’ve known it.
Majid Naficy: Kabul
But larks have not forgotten to fly
And grass still sprouts from the earth of Kabul
And rivers are replenished by the snows of Pamirs
And the groves of Samangan are filled with sounds of birds.
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies: Waking from Our Post-9/11 nightmare
Our only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.
David Bacon: At the end of this hated war, we need truth
The U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan should force a reckoning with a long history of military intervention.