Tag Archives: World War II

Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

My specific proposal is to include explicit curriculum in our schools to teach the truth of our past. Seventy-seven years ago, civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” to illuminate the horrors of … finish reading Richard Jehn :
Violence, racism, and fundamentally changing
the United States

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Propaganda and the atomic bomb 70 years later

The government, with the cooperation and collaboration of the media, used propaganda to justify the use of atomic bombs against Japan. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2015 I was only nine months old when … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Propaganda and the atomic bomb 70 years later

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Robert Sharlet :
Lament for the long forgotten war dead

For the fallen from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, it’s home in a box, family and neighbors gather, a sad requiem, the flag folded, presented to the mother. By Robert Sharlet | The Rag Blog | May 24, 2014 Nearly a half … finish reading Robert Sharlet :
Lament for the long forgotten war dead

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

George McGovern during the 1972 presidential campaign. Photo from SIPA / REX.George McGovern:The most decent man in politics McGovern, who flew 35 missions as pilot of a B-24, took what he had learned in those deadly skies and put it … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : George McGovern, the Most Decent Man in Politics

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Harry Targ : NATO: From Fighting Socialism to Global Empire

The Big Three at Yalta, February 1545: Winston Churchill, prime minister of the United Kingdom; Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United States; and Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union. Image from U.S. Department of Defense / Wikimedia Commons.NATO:From … finish reading Harry Targ : NATO: From Fighting Socialism to Global Empire

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Nagasaki and Responding to Calamity

Shinto Shrine in Atomic Ruins, Nagasaki, Japan 1945. Public domain / National Archives / Flickr.Responding to calamity andwhat it says about our character The people of Nagasaki dedicated their city to promoting international peace and brotherhood. By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Nagasaki and Responding to Calamity

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David McReynolds : Remembering December 7, 1941

Bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Photo from Naval Historical Center.Remembering December 7th:The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor I know that on Monday, when I went to Junior High School, I felt special pride as I saluted the flag. Any … finish reading David McReynolds : Remembering December 7, 1941

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Budd Saunders : Luck, and Dumb Luck

Sailers in 1946 are shown wearing goggles to shield their eyes from an atomic blast. Dr. Phil Trapp told about how such goggles were expected to protect his World War II Marine flotilla from the effects of a third atomic … finish reading Budd Saunders : Luck, and Dumb Luck

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin on ‘The Bomb’ : Howard Zinn Speaks From the Dead

The Bomb:Howard Zinn’s last callTo rebel against war By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / May 2, 2010 The Bomb by Howard Zinn (City Lights Open Media, San Francisco, August 2010); paperback, 100 pp; $8.95. In his lifetime, Howard … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin on ‘The Bomb’ : Howard Zinn Speaks From the Dead

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Steve Russell : Ranting on Obama and Ike

Put on the spot by Obama: Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu, at weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, June 7, 2009. Photo by Jim Hollander / AP.A rant in recognition of June 6 Yes, it will be difficult. No, he may … finish reading Steve Russell : Ranting on Obama and Ike

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Wars: Not Glorious, Ever

Revisionists challenge D-Day storyBy Hugh Schofield / June 5, 2009 A revisionist theme seems to have settled on this year’s 65th anniversary commemoration of the Normandy landings. The tone was set in Antony’s Beevor’s new book, D-Day, which tries to … finish reading Wars: Not Glorious, Ever

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MEDIA : The Press and the Atomic Bomb

Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 60,000 feet into the air on the morning of Aug. 9, 2008.63 Years Ago: Media Distortions Set Tone for Nuclear Age By Greg Mitchell / August 6, 2008 At this time … finish reading MEDIA : The Press and the Atomic Bomb

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