Category Archives: peace

Bad Week In Bad America

America was shocked by the brutal double-killing of Alton Sterling by a Baton Rouge police officer. 911 had received a gun call from someone at the convenience store where Sterling sold CDs. the illegal gun in Sterling’s possession had been purchased for protection. The two police rolled into the parking lot and attempted an arrest, […]


The 1967 March on the Pentagon showed the US government the depth and commitment of antiwar protestors. Armed troops prevented demonstrators from mounting the War Department’s steps, but the hippies and radicals put flowers in the rifle barrels of the soldiers guarding the Citadel of Death. They were arrested in the hundreds. Within years it […]

Anti-War Ali

In 1966 Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted in the US Army saying “I ain’t got nothing against no Viet Cong; no Viet Cong never called me nigger.” And that was the truth. So said all of us. Bring the troops home.

Kent State 1970

Forty-three years ago John Filo snapped an iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway, kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller after he was shot dead by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. I was 17. Richard Nixon had been elected President in 1968, promising to end the Vietnam […]

The Void Of War

troy, chaos, saudi murderers, peace in our time In the 12th or 13th Century the Achaeans amassed an invasion army to vanquish the City of Troy. The formidable walls of their rival resisted nine years of siege, but finally Ulysses tricked the Trojans with a wooden horse secretly filled with Greek warriors. That night Troy […]