“Too trapped in a war to be at peace, too damaged to be at war”: Phoenix Army Vet’s Last Words

Poster for Lisa Savidge

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The suicide on June 10 of producer and singer/guitarist Daniel Somers of the Phoenix rock band Lisa Savidge has gained international attention due to the lengthy suicide note he left behind. In the note, Somers, a U.S. Army veteran from 2003 to 2006, described the suffering he has endured in the wake …

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The entire globe is a battlefield for Pentagon

Black and whie photo of Pepe Escobar

RUSSIA TODAY Forget it; the Global War on Terror (GWOT) is not becoming more “democratic” – or even transparent. US President Barack Obama now pledges to transfer the responsibility of the shadow ‘Drone Wars’ from the CIA to the Pentagon – so the US Congress is able to monitor it. Until virtually yesterday the Obama …

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The Strong and the Sweet in Palestine’s Successful UN Bid

Uri Avnery at a Hadash rally against the 2006 Lebanon War

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? It was a day of joy. Joy for the Palestinian people. Joy for all those who hope for peace between Israel and the Arab world. And, in a modest way, for me personally. The General Assembly of the United Nations, the highest world forum, has voted overwhelmingly for the recognition of the …

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