Sunday, November 11, 2018

OMNI: VEGETARIAN/VEGAN ACTION NEWSLETTER


OMNI

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN ACTION NEWSLETTER,
WEDNESDAY (2ND WEDNESDAYS), NOVEMBER 14, 2018.
Edited by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace, Justice, and Ecology


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     OMNI’s NOVEMBER VEGETARIAN/VEGAN POTLUCK is Wednesday, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 (2ND Wednesdays), at OMNI, Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology.  We start eating at 6:00.      All are welcome. 
      OMNI’s director is Gladys Tiffany.  OMNI is located at 3274 Lee Avenue parallel to N. College southeast of the Village Inn and south of Liquor World.  More information: 935-4422; 442-4600.     Or take College to Harold St (at Flying Burrito), turn east (right if you’re heading north). Go one block to Lee and turn left.  Go one block to Bertha.   We’re the gray brick on the corner, 2nd house south of Liquor World, solar panels on roof! 

CIcI’s Pizza is not vegan (cheese, unless you want only a salad), but for vegetarians it is maybe the best, cheapest dining out in Fayetteville or NWA.  If you are an ancient, it is half price!  So you subtract $2.50 from the $5.99 regular buffet.  For vegetarians, take a slice or two or three of cheese or spinach pizza and pile on the veggies from their small but quite healthily adequate fresh veg offerings.  Two elderly people can eat all they want for $7.80 which includes tax.  


CONTENTS: OMNI’s Vegetarian/Vegan Action Newsletter #54,

November 14, 2018

Health, Nutrition
Vegetarian/Vegan Organizations
Vegan Society
Videos
NAVS


Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
Sentience Institute
Jacy Reese, The End of Animal Farming (2018).  “Makes an airtight case that the future is plant-based.” 
Carin Schoppmeyer.  “Society Provides Emergency Aid for Animals: Shelley Steele.”  NADG (11-11-18). 

Climate Chaos: Mitigation and Adaptation
Clint Schnekloth, “Faith Matters: Denial Serves No One.”  NADG (11-10-18).
Cook, We Must Completely Rethink Food Agriculture; the Market System has Failed.

TEXTS
Health, Nutrition
Lorri Hambuchen. “Uncorked: Vegetarian Dishes Challenge Wine-Pairing Rules.”  NADG (10-17-18).   Suggested wines for various vegetarian foods.

VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN ORGANIZATIONS
Every November we celebrate World Vegan Day( Nov. 1) and World Vegan Month (November), as well as the formation of The Vegan Society.
World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world as a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle can be and to encourage the vegan-curious to adopt veganism by sharing advice, recipes and ideas.
The history of World Vegan Month
The Vegan Society first began as an offshoot of The Vegetarian Society in November 1944, when Donald Watson, Elsie Shrigley and friends felt the important need to distinguish the difference between not eating meat, and not eating any products from animals. We began celebrating the founding of The Vegan Society in 1994 and every year since, November 1st has been marked as World Vegan Day, with its significance growing to be internationally recognised.
In a natural progression, World Vegan Day evolved into World Vegan Week and now, what we celebrate as World Vegan Month; where vegans and veganism is celebrated in workplaces, shops, restaurants and in homes all over the world.
How you can celebrate   People around the world choose to mark World Vegan Month in an array of different ways. You could host a vegan lunch at work or a vegan dinner party with friends; commit to taking part in vegan outreach in your local community; share your favourite vegan recipes on social media or even challenge your friends, family or work colleagues to go vegan for 30 days by taking our Vegan Pledge.
However you choose to mark World Vegan Month, be sure to share it far and wide using the #WorldVeganMonth and #WorldVeganDay hashtags on social media and tag us on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @TheVeganSociety, we would love to see what you get up to!
If you are planning an event and would like to use the official World Vegan Month logo, it can be downloaded as a jpeg or png.    You can download and print our World Vegan Month posters or use the form on this page to request some.    For more ideas on how to mark World Vegan Day head over to our blog post.
How your business can get involved:  Download our opportunities pack to find out more about how your business can get involved with World Vegan Month 2018.
Thinking about going vegan?
To commemorate World Vegan Day 2018, we’re very pleased to announce that we will be launching a brand new app for budding vegans called VeGuide.  If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle but you’re not quite sure where to start, simply download the app to follow our easy, 30-day programme.  Each day, you will be treated to a short video covering the most common topics that arise in the early days of going vegan. You can also select your motivation for going vegan to receive regular encouraging boosts along the way, especially tailored for you!
VeGuide will be available to download on Android and iOS from November 1st 2018.    MORE   https://www.vegansociety.com/take-action/campaigns/world-vegan-month
Vegetarian Organizations, Google Search 10-21-18
$22.00 to $2,000.00 - ‎In stock
NAVS members receive a free 40 recipe-card set, 10% discount on all merchandise orders, access to our exclusive Video Gallery and Vegetarian Voice ...
VegWorld Magazine is the world's first digital interactive vegan magazine designed especially for tablets – but available on all devices. Much of our exciting new ...

VIDEO
BerlinAtmospheres
YouTube - Jul 29, 2015
Kazvegan
YouTube - Apr 2, 2013
WIRED
YouTube - Aug 1, 2016
Fossil
YouTube - Nov 10, 2016
JeromeThugLoveJones
YouTube - Aug 30, 20186:17
Kati Morton
YouTube - Oct 28, 201254
Jayesh Kapadia
YouTube - Oct 6, 2015:30
iSpot.tv - May 13, 2018
World of Vegan
YouTube - May 4, 2015

AT UAF
There was a special event to celebrate The Vegan Society at the U of A sponsored by the Animal Rights Club:   https://www.facebook.com/events/305558056840630/
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Patricia (Trish) Mikkelson


Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
Jack Forbes.  Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wétiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism.  Rev. ed. from 2008 ed.   Seven Stories P, 2018.  (First ed. A World Ruled by Cannibals, 1979.)  Columbus and Other Cannibals is…the most important book ever written on one of the most important topics ever faced by human beings: why is the dominant culture so excruciatingly, relentlessly, insanely, genocidally, ecocidally, suicidally destructive?”  From Foreword by Derrick Jensen.

Jacy Reese.  The End of Animal Farming:  How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System,  2018.  240 Pages. “In this important and riveting book, Jacy Reese proves that cool rationality and warm ... .       
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
1. The Expanding Moral Circle
2. Emptying the Cages
3. The Rise of Vegan Tech
4. How Plant-Based Will Take Over
5. The World’s First Cultured Hamburger
6. The Psychology of Animal-Free Food
7. Evidence-Based Social Change
8. Broadening Horizons
9. The Expanding Moral Circle, Revisited
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index
ABOUT THE END OF ANIMAL FARMING
A bold yet realistic vision of how technology and social change are creating a food system in which we no longer use animals to produce meat, dairy, or eggs

Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals brought widespread attention to the disturbing realities of factory farming. The End of Animal Farming pushes this conversation forward by outlining a strategic roadmap to a humane, ethical, and efficient food system in which slaughterhouses are obsolete–where the tastes of even the most die-hard meat eater are satisfied by innovative food technologies like cultured meats and plant-based protein. Social scientist and animal advocate Jacy Reese analyzes the social forces leading us toward the downfall of animal agriculture, the technology making this change possible for the meat-hungry public, and the activism driving consumer demand for plant-based and cultured foods.

Reese contextualizes the issue of factory farming–the inhumane system of industrial farming that 95 percent of farmed animals endure–as part of humanity’s expanding moral circle. Humanity increasingly treats nonhuman animals, from household pets to orca whales, with respect and kindness, and Reese argues that farmed animals are the next step. Reese applies an analytical lens of “effective altruism,” the burgeoning philosophy of using evidence-based research to maximize one’s positive impact in the world, in order to better understand which strategies can help expand the moral circle now and in the future.

The End of Animal Farming is not a scolding treatise or a prescription for an ascetic diet. Reese invites readers–vegan and non-vegan–to consider one of the most important and transformational social movements of the coming decades.
SEE MORE
PRAISE
“Reese’s work shows his deep concern for animals and makes clear why others should share it.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Places the issue of factory farming in the context of human progress and presents compelling arguments on how we should deal with it today.”  —Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now
“History has been marked by turning points like the invention of electricity and the advent of information technology. The End of Animal Farming persuasively argues that the next revolution will be a global transition to non-animal meat and milk. The animal-free food revolution will save the world, and this book is leading the way.” —Maneka Gandhi, Indian Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development
The End of Animal Farming makes an airtight case that the future is plant-based. It’s the perfect uplifting gift for your flexitarian, vegetarian, and vegan friends.”—Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die
“In this important and riveting book, Jacy Reese proves that cool rationality and warm compassion aren’t opposites. In fact, they make a great team. Reese argues persuasively that factory farming is one of the great moral crises of our day—and he provides a useful road map for ending it.”—A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically   SEE MORE
Videos
TEDx Talks
YouTube - Mar 14, 20183:34
Ett år för djuren
YouTube - Sep 15, 201840:13
The Dissenter
YouTube - Jun 11, 20181:14:43
Dschaspär
YouTube - Sep 21, 2018


Carin Schoppmeyer.  “Society Provides Emergency Aid for Animals: Shelley Steele.”  NADG (11-11-18).  Interview of Steele, Humane Society of the Ozarks Community Outreach Coordinator.  Steele:  “Our mission is the humane treatment of all animals….”   [No that is not your mission, because you omit most of the mistreated animals, the millions murdered, butchered, and eaten by the dominant primate—humans.]


Protection of Planet, Climate Chaos: Mitigation and Adaptation
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8:14 AM (38 minutes ago)
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http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/nov/10/denial-serves-no-one-20181110/

Pg 4B in today's NWA Dem-Gaz

“Denial serves no one: Religious leaders must speak out” by CLINT SCHNEKLOTH Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette.   November 10, 2018 I1-10-18.     Contemporary denial of climate change is not unlike the Galileo affair around 1610. The church and many religious leaders of that era resisted evidence of a heliocentric universe presented by Galileo, so much so that Galileo famously wrote, "My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

In 2018, the religiously led denial of climate change is equally stubborn. However, in our day such denial has real world consequences. In fact, scientists now conclude that we only have until about 2030 to make rapid and far-reaching changes in order to stem catastrophic climate change.

If we are going to make changes, it would seem wise to spend our energy advocating for the changes that will have the most significant impact. Where to focus? Well, producing meat has a larger environmental impact than nearly any other human activity. Livestock and poultry production takes up about 80 percent of our global agricultural land, is responsible for 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (more than the entire transportation industry), consumes 30 percent of global freshwater, is the main source of water pollution in the U.S. and has contributed significantly here locally to Buffalo River impairment.

The bulk of meat's environmental impact comes from the vast quantities of corn and soy used to feed livestock and poultry. And the truth is, we know simple practices that can dramatically reduce pollution from these fields, including cover cropping and conservation tillage, optimizing fertilizer application to prevent excess runoff, and a moratorium on further clearance of native ecosystems.

The question remains, who has the authority and ability to encourage or make such changes? Mostly, the answer is market forces. A very small handful of companies control 50-75 percent of the major meat markets in the United States, so the policies set by these few companies shape almost all agricultural practice in the United States. These companies will make such changes in their supply chains only or primarily if they understand them to be in their economic self-interest.


[Jensen cont’d.: “How could any group of people, no matter how insane, no matter how stupid, actually destroy the planet on which (or rather, whom) they live?”]

CHRISTOPHER D. COOK.  To Address the Climate Crisis, We Must Completely Rethink How We Produce and Consume Food.”  OCTOBER 15, 2018.    Market-driven solutions won’t cut it.

Food and agriculture represents the single-biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions, so why isn't agricultural climate action gaining more attention?
The clock on climate upheaval is ticking fast with little time to lose, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made frighteningly clear last week. “Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” the October 8 report warned. Yet just one month earlier, the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) brushed over what may be the most critical “aspect of society,” making only marginal mention of the crisis’s top cause.
Tucked away in a pastry-laden conference room in a downtown San Francisco office building, a “high-level roundtable” of international leaders discussed something pivotal to the fate of the planet yet sidelined by the summit: food and agriculture.
Led by New Zealand’s ambassador to the United States, Tim Groser, and top representatives from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Resources Institute and others, the roundtable posed the challenge, “How can we make agricultural climate action more attractive?”
Food and agriculture represents the single-biggest producer of greenhouse gas emissions—at between 19 and 29 percent including associated deforestation, more than any other sector in the global economy. Yet, “agriculture is always the last at the party,” noted Groser, former chair of the World Trade Organization agriculture negotiations process, during the roundtable. Other GCAS panels explored issues of deforestation, land use and food production systems—but these pivotal issues were largely absent from the summit’s main stage events, and were barely mentioned in the protests and teach-ins surrounding the summit.
The roundtable, hosted by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, featured a dissonant blend of urgency and lack of clarity: There was no consensus around how to rapidly reduce food’s greenhouse gas emissions, which stem chiefly from industrial agriculture’s removal of forests and other carbon sinks, alongside ballooning meat and dairy production. Livestock production alone spews 14.5 percent of all the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
A failing food system  MORE

 

 

 

CONTENTS: OMNI’s Vegetarian/Vegan Action Newsletter #53,

October 10, 2018 -http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2018/10/omni-vegetarianveganaction-newsletter.html-

Health, Nutrition
Cookbooks
Good Medicine published by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Protection of Animals, Empathy, Compassion
Arkansas
“Happy Columbus and Other Cannibals Day”: End Columbus Day
Vs. Ag-Gag Laws, by Joe Loria, Mercy for Animals
Climate Chaos: Mitigation and Adaptation
National Advertising for Vegan
Avoid Extreme Climate Change: Stop Eating Meat
    Book: The Climate Majority: Apathy and Action in an Age of Nationalism (UK)
Animal Food and Greenhouse Gases

Vegetarian Action #52 Contents

END OMNI’s Vegetarian/Vegan Action Newsletter #54,

November 14, 2018

 

 


Saturday, November 10, 2018

OMNI: ARMISTICE DAY NEWSLETTER 2018


OMNI
ARMISTICE DAY/ WORLD UNITY DAY NEWSLETTER (Reclaiming “Veterans Day”)
  NOVEMBER  11, 2018, 100th Anniversary.
WE, THE PEOPLE BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR THE PLANET.  Compiled by Dick Bennett


Contents Armistice Day Newsletter #12, November 11, 2018, 100TH ANNIVERSARY

PART I  Grassroots, Arkansas, Fayetteville
11-11-17 Military Industrial Mainstream Media:  NADG  
Grassroots and Arkansas 2012 and 2017
NADG Fayetteville 10-28-18 to 11-9-18
University of Arkansas2017-2018
Memorial Tree
National WWI Memorial in DC
UA’s Motto the Search for Truth
Old Main Bells
Veterans Day Ceremony

PART II:  MILITARISM AND EMPIRE V. RECLAIM ARMISTICE DAY
Imperialism: Selection of OMNI Newsletters on US Militarism and
      Imperialism, 2006-2016
War Crimes in Yemen or Peace with Iran or Both
Hoh, My Service in Iraq
Oliver, Reclaim Armistice Day
Mysko, From Armistice Day to Veterans Day
Veterans for Peace Special Edition of Peace in Our Times: Reclaim
      Armistice Day
PIOT’S Reclaim Armistice Day: Essays and Poems
Reclaim Armistice Day in Little Rock: ACPJ Arkansas Coalition for
     Peace and Justice
Armistice Day 100: What We Can DO
US Anti-War Organizations 2018 and Armistice Day
Ann Wright’s Call to Resist Militarism
OMNI Newsletters on US Militarism Continued
OMNI Armistice Day Newsletter 2017 Table of Contents

If this newsletter appears long, remember what it consciously opposes, the twitter mentality of national sciolism beginning with the President of the United States.  

Here’s an epitome of what this newsletter is partly about.  In one number of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette NADG (11-10-18):
One Letter to the Editor praised his father’s military career.
Another praised the Arkansas State Veterans Home in NLR (eight cottages for 12 veterans).
And a third celebrated “on Veterans Day” the “ultimate sacrifice” of the non-combat, non-war, accidental deaths of airmen in the Pacific area.  These “all deservedly honorable men…merit our honor and respect—and not only, not just, on Veterans Day.”
Finally, rendering emphatically clear the absurd direction of this expansive inclusiveness, for its “Veteran’s Day Holiday Waste Collection Schedule,” the City of Fayetteville announced:  “VETERANS DAY: HONORING ALL WHO SERVED.” 


TEXTS
PART I. and Part II. US MILITARISM: FROM WWI ARMISTICE AND KELLOG/BRIAND TREATY, TO VETERANS DAY, TO MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL-MAINSTREAM MEDIA COMPLEX, TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS, AND ENDLESS WAR

PART I.11-11-2017 MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL—MAINSTREAM MEDIA COMPLEX: NADG AT ITS JINGOISTIC WORST
If you are unsure what is meant when someone writes about the military-industrial-MAINSTREAM MEDIA Complex, read the opening pages of my Armistice Day 2017 Newsletter recounting the week-long buildup for “Veterans Day” 2017 in the NADG http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2017/11/omni-armistice-day-newsletter-11-nov-11.html  (and read previous newsletters for a huge archive of evidence of this newspaper’s nationalism and war-mongering), or read the following account of the patriotic effusions in the NADG of 11-11-17 (arriving too late for publication in my 2017 newsletter), promoting “Veterans Day,” properly known as Armistice Day.

*Editorial, “Veterans Day, The 11th day of the 11th month….”  Blows the patriotic horn to announce all that follows in today’s paper.  In contrast to but reinforcing VD is Memorial Day “when we recognize those who’ve died defending this country.  Today is an opportunity to say thank you in person to those who’ve served.”  But served which wars?  All US wars deserved support, joining up?  Few people believe that.   And service?  See my newsletters on all of the real service our citizens provide:  OMNI “SERVICE” NEWSLETTER #4:  What Service were you in?  February 8, 2016.  (http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2016/02/service-how-did-you-serve.html).
*A major p. 1A/7A article:  “A Soldier Remembered: Vietnam Took Him at 20 Years.”  Four photos: p. 1 color photo of the soldier, another of his mother and her scrapbook about him, inside b&w photo of display at Greenland HS and one of his mother’s scrapbook.  Analysis would take a page, for example the title:  Vietnam took him”?  No, the leaders of this country killed him in an unnecessary, illegal, unjust, racist, stupid slaughter.
*Cartoon of the Statue of Liberty saluting with the caption “Thank You Veterans.”  (Read the poem by Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus,” to discover how inappropriate is this militarized Lady Liberty.)
*Cartoon of “Veteran’s Day Sale! Mattresses 50% Off” in store window, with 2 consumers entering, the male asking “Queen Size, Hon?”  Underneath the sign is a bearded man on the sidewalk with a cup and this sign: “Homeless Vet. Please Help.”
*Eleven letters (cute touch) to the editor of the Voices Page praising the military, especially military families and military individuals (no shortage with at least 22 million veterans from ceaseless wars and propaganda for wars, as in this newspaper today—the US now bombing 7 countries).  The exclusive devotion of LTE to praising the military is partly the result of a week-long series of invitations from the newspaper.  A twelfth letter on the editorial page criticizes an earlier column of Nov. 7 “Those Who Stood” for distorting the discussion of the millions of veterans.
*Full-page ad from the newspaper for “VETERANS DAY,” including a fierce eagle’s face and troops marching through barbed wire (evoking WWI?), and the message: “Thank you to all who serve or who have served and the families who support them.”  The NADG asserts its patriotism, and attracts, it hopes, paying advertisers.
*Another full-page ad with silhouette of a saluting soldier and the caption “November 11, Veterans Day honoring All Who Served,” followed by 13 commercial ads most of which include patriotic messages, such as and especially, following the paper’s editorial, “Thank you for your service,” or “Honoring Our Heroes Everyday,” Thank You for the Sacrifices You Have Made for Our Country,”  “God Bless America,” etc.
*Article: “Westside Classes Honor Veterans” (1B).  An elementary school in Rogers gets to know vets and then “paying tribute to them.”  Much has been planned ahead by the school’s administration in ongoing indoctrination: “Students’ project to be preserved by Library of Congress.”  Two color photos accompany the report one of two vets bearing medals and the other of kids singing “a patriotic song.”   A b&w photo shows the music teacher leading a patriotic song.   Etc.
*Article: “Veterans Office Seeks Volunteers” (1B).  Twelve have volunteered but more needed.  Etc.  Accompanying the article is an announcement “Web Watch” about the Veterans Service Offices in the state and how to contact them.  Earlier complaints might have justified, as the wars were initiated without planning for the millions of veterans, but now veterans assistance is everywhere; see previous newsletters (e.g. veterans offices at colleges).
*The editors, apparently feeling or fearing their appeal for honoring all vets rather overlooked reality, included an article on one vet we should not honor:  “Marine Gets 10 years for Abusing Recruits.”  “A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims, one of whom ultimately killed himself by leaping down a staircase.”
**But that’s not all.  On Nov. 12:
“Parades, Events Honor Veterans” p. 3A about a half-page with photo on one ceremony around the country.
Four more LTE on veterans in the Voices page: 3 praising their veteran fathers, 1 praises a soldier friend of her son and her son, and is thankful for all “the veterans from past conflicts.”  The acceptance of war regardless of their necessity, legality, or justice is palpable in these letters by family members, and military families are a major motive for volunteers.  Accompanying these letters is a b&w drawing of a soldier firing a machine gun(?) with airplanes in the sky.
“National Park Honors Vets” by waiving fees in all national parks on Nov. 12 (or waived on the 11th? not clear).
And regular local news:
“Legion 341.”  Upcoming events of Bella Vista Post 341.
“Fleet Reserve” monthly meeting of FR Assoc. and Aux.
That is, the newspaper returns to routine reporting of the military as part of the military-industrial-mainstream media complex.
*But that’s not all, Nov. 13:
Three more LTE from children of WWII vets praising their fathers.
And on 1B 2 color photos “For the Troops” showing 9th- and 10th-grade boys from the Ozark Chapter of Young Men’s Service League creating care packages for US soldiers in Afghanistan, fired up by a talk from a vet who was stationed there.  This is not specifically about VD 2017, but it prepares for VD 2018, and, as several news reports declared during the past week, for every day.  See my “Grassroots Militarism” newsletters and related newsletters.

GRASSROOTS AND ARKANSAS MILITARISM
NEWSLETTER #2 ON GRASSROOTS MILITARISM AND ARKANSAS for a CULTURE OF PEACE.
 Compiled by Dick Bennett.  October 10, 2012
GRASSROOTS MILITARISM, ARKANSAS, NEWSLETTER #3, February 18, 2017
(#4 under construction)

STATE OF ARKANSAS
Emma Pettit, “Bells to Toll Across State in Honor of WWI’s End.”  NADG (6-15-18).  This report does not mention Veterans’ Day. However, Governor Hutchinson appointed a Centennial Commemoration Committee, and it is encouraging people to ring bells at 11 a.m.  “to remember those who served in the war and celebrate its ending

NOVEMBER 11, 2018 IN NADG FAYETTEVILLE
10-28-18 Michael David Polston.  “Armistice in Arkansas.  Soldiers’ Letters and Memories Recall the end of the Great War, Abroad and at Home.”   The article also recounts the celebrations when the Armistice was declared (including Ft. Smith, Judsonia).  Polston concludes: Armistice, “a tradition that recognized the ‘war to end all wars’ continues under a different name.”  (I think not; those are opposite traditions.”
10-29-18 Mike Jones.  “WWI Remembrance Planned for Nov. 11 at National Cemetery.”  “’We want to honor those who have kept this country free.’”  (An iterated claim never supported by evidence.   The freedom of the USA and its citizens were never threatened.)    The article by Jones is saturated with hypocritical patriotism.   “Gray wants people to think about the men who served.”  (Preparing for the next war.  Armistice Day was to celebrated not the troops but the end of a war and all wars.
11-3-18  Photo of “A man…silhouetted against the 217-foot-tall Liberty Memorial Tower at the National World War I Museum…illuminated by poppies in Kansas City, Mo.”
11-7-18 Advertisement in color sponsored by NADG, Nelson-Berna Funeral Home, etc. celebrating the Armistice Anniversary on Veterans Day at the Fayetteville National Veterans Cemetery with breakfast at the American Legion.  “Our doughboys saved the world and were awakened to artillery fire.  Can we not at least awake to an alarm clock to honor them?”
Announcement in NADG 11-9-18: Honor Our Veterans.  Is there someone you think of each Veterans Day?  If you haven’t had a letter published…” write us about them.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
ROTC (a basic feature of land-grant universities, from which I graduated as an officer –D)
UAF JOINS ARKANSAS IN MEMORIALIZING WWI
Nov. 14, 2017
     FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas will make a place in the Campus Arboretum near Old Main and Gearhart Hall for a World War I Memorial Tree. The two-year old willow oak will be planted at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17 on the lawn east of Gearhart Hall. The ROTC Color Guard and a member of the Arkansas Forestry Commission will participate in the ceremony. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee, in collaboration with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, is planting a WWI memorial tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties before the centennial observance of the war concludes at the end of 2018.
Peter MacKeith, dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, is a member of the committee. The U of A has been chosen as the recipient of the memorial tree for Washington County.
"Through the organizational effort of the Arkansas World War 1 Commemoration Commission, and the generosity of the Arkansas Forestry Association, we're able to plant this tree in the Old Main Arboretum in honor of those Arkansas citizens, and in particular those citizens of Washington County and the University, who gave their service to the nation in the First World War - in many cases, giving their lives to the cause of world peace,” MacKeith said.
“This is additionally meaningful to the Fay Jones School, as our 2013 alumnus Joe Weishaar is currently designing the national World War I memorial in Washington DC, and as the plaque honoring those University students who gave their lives in service can be found in our building, Vol Walker Hall."
A total of 71,862 Arkansans served during World War I and 2,183 died while in service.
[Comment:  The definition of commemorate is: to honor or celebrate the memory of a person or event. The motto of the University of Arkansas is: Veritate Duce Progredi, To Advance with Truth as our Leader. This is not a tree worthy of our university’s search for truth.  For the necessity, the legitimacy, and the morality of US combat in WWI are in dispute.  And the war, rather than bringing “world peace,” led to WWII and 50 to 80 million killed,   If our deluded leaders today, yearning to believe the war beneficial to humanity, must commemorate the “service” of our dead in the brutal, bloody folly of WWI, let them rather remember in sorrow and remorse.  Let us not turn into a hero a former student who has designed a memorial for that war.   Or plant a tree in our university’s Arboretum.  For out of all that patriotic propaganda for war preceding the Argonne, Belleau Wood, and other battles, and the 2,183 Arkansans who died,  today we witness our country bombing eight countries illegally.  –Dick]

Celebrating “Veterans Day” 2018
The 100th anniversary of the end of fighting in World War I is being celebrated as part of this year’s Veterans Week events. ["Taps" is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals by the United States Armed Forces.]
Chuck Adkins, senior vice commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Arkansas, will speak about the importance of Veterans Day at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Reynolds Center Auditorium.


 PART II.  US MILITARISM AND EMPIRE

Partial List of OMNI Newsletters on US Empire, Militarism, Violence, and Aggression, 2006 to 2016
US WESTWARD IMPERIALISM, PACIFIC OCEAN, EAST ASIA, TPP NEWSLETTER #18, December 19, 2015:   http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2015/12/us-westward-imperialism-pacific-e-asia.html
US GLOBAL MILITARY BASES NEWSLETTER #2, NOVEMBER 25, 2015\
OMNI “NO KILL” NEWSLETTER #1 JANUARY 13, 2012.  
IRAN NEWSLETTER # 26, July 28, 2015.
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS NEWSLETTER #11, July 1, 2015.
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance, AUGUST 9, 2015
CONTINUED AT END

Instead of this:
U.S. Facilitates Saudi War Crimes in Yemen
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VFP Advisory Member Marjorie Cohn writes on the ongoing crisis in Yemen.
"As recently as October 13, a Saudi-led airstrike killed at least 19 people and injured 30 when it hit a convoy of buses carrying civilians escaping an attack on Hodeidah. The coalition has mounted more than 50 airstrikes on civilian vehicles in 2018 alone.
Targeting civilians is a war crime under the Fourth Geneva Convention.
By furnishing a bomb with knowledge it would likely be used to commit a war crime, US leaders could be tried for aiding and abetting a war crime under customary international law. They supplied the bomb used in the August 2018 bus attack, knowing a similar one was used in the 2016 funeral bombing."
Let us dvocate this:
Peace with Iran Delegation, January 10-18
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Thursday, January 10 - Friday, January 18, 2019
Concerned that the US administration is making a case for war with Iran, a coalition of peace groups, organized bywww.codepink.org, is putting together an historic Peace Delegation to Iran. We hope our delegation can have a significant impact in helping move our two nations from a place of hostility and military threats to a place of mutual respect and peace with one another.

PART II     RECLAIM ARMISTICE DAY
2017

Arnold ‘Skip’ Oliver.  “Reclaim Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes.”  PIOT (Fall 2017) 11.  “How…did Armistice Day become Veterans Day? . . . To be blunt about it, in 1954 Armistice Day was hijacked by a militaristic U.S. Congress and renamed Veterans Day. . . .The message of peace seeking has been all but erased.  Worst of all, Veterans Day has devolved into a hyper-nationalistic quasi-religious celebration of war and the putatively valiant warriors who wage it.”https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/images/cleardot.gif MORE  https://www.veteransforpeace.org/files/3114/1566/8563/reclaim_armistice_day_and_honor_the_heroes.pdf
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Return Armistice to Veterans' Day

Madeleine Mysko.   Sights and sounds from Baltimore's 2015 Veterans Day parade
November. Veterans Day. I’m a veteran who can feel its approach in her bones. The smell of autumn in the air, the leaves turning — once again I’m overwhelmed by complicated feelings, so hard to explain. This year it’s been especially trying because I’m also bearing up under the weight of the PBS series on the war in Vietnam. Meanwhile the public arena is a minefield of viciousness over how we properly demonstrate our patriotism. It makes my hands shake to see it — how we can't even get through a football game without tearing each other apart.
Last week, right after the calendar turned to November, I walked to the memorials on the grounds of the Baltimore County Courthouse — the gleaming black Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and beyond it the newer, earthen-colored memorial dedicated to veterans who served in Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. I go there often. I write in my notebook there and sometimes take photos — in the morning and at dusk, on gray days and snowy days, in the dappled light of a gorgeous Memorial Day.

As I turned the corner on the courthouse lawn and approached the memorials, I was upset by something new on the path: Close to my feet, standing small but erect above the fallen leaves, a line of crisp American flags. I was upset, but I took a photo anyway, getting down on one knee to achieve the best angle. There were people walking by — it was lunch hour, a pretty day. All of a sudden I wanted to accost those innocent, unsuspecting people. “Armistice Day!” I wanted to yell at them. “Flags! Couldn’t we just for once put the patriotism away?”
Few people care that the 11th day of the 11th month wasn’t always called Veterans Day, that it used to be Armistice Day. Few people see the irony.
Once upon a time — 99 years ago in fact — a devastating world war came to an end. To celebrate the peace, our nation set aside one sacred day each year, a day to join all nations in recalling the moment when at last the arms were laid down. Eleven bells would toll solemnly at the 11th hour, and nobody would march in patriotic parades displaying military might. But time went by, and then after a second devastating world war, our nation gave up on Armistice Day. The 11th day of November became Veterans Day instead. It was as though we no longer believed in that blessed moment of peace when all the arms would be laid down. We dedicated ourselves to honoring those brave men and women who still carry the arms for us, the ones we keep sending off to wars we don’t fully understand and haven’t the courage or the political will to end.   MORE:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-op-1110-veterans-day-armistice-20171108-story.html

Celebrating Nov. 11 (11-11-11) as Armistice Day instead of Veterans Day is the true way to Support the Troops!  If we are ever to have peace and justice in the future, we must name and celebrate the past truthfully—like Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Day instead of Columbus Day.  
Armistice Day Special Edition of Peace In Our Times
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VFP recently sent out a special edition paper on the theme of Reclaim Armistice Day to VFP chapters and we have a few bundles still available but they are going quickly!
The content of this special edition paper is timeless. Veterans For Peace is dedicated to Reclaim Armistice Day and will continue to educate the public on the need to recognize the original meaning of the day for years to come.   To order email Shelly (shelly@veteransforpeace.org) or Tarak (takauff@gmail.com) but do it quickly because we only have 17 bundles left!    p.s. You can also download the paper here!

Celebrate Armistice Day on Sunday November 11, 2018!
Armistice Day is only 5 days away, and once again, Veterans For Peace is taking the lead to#ReclaimArmisticeDay. This year, as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day we call for November 11 to be observed as “a day dedicated to the cause of world peace," as it was celebrated at the ending of World War I when the world came together to recognize the need for lasting peace.

Instead of celebrating militarism, we call for a celebration of peace and all of humanity. We demand an end to all forms of hate, patriarchy and white supremacy and we call for unity, fair treatment under the law and equality for all. We call for a t
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Let's #ReclaimArmsticeDay as a day for peace.
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Here are some ways you can take action!
·  Fill out this form to let us know what you’re planning on November 11th.
·  View our list of Armistice Day events to find and attend an action near you.  
·  VFP Chapters - use this sample press release to promote your Armistice Day event.
·  Help us spread the word about VFP's Celebration of Armistice Day!
o    Make sure to follow the VFP social media accounts and tag VFP in yourFacebookTwitter, and Instagram posts!
o    Use the hashtags #ReclaimArmisticeDay and #VeteransForPeace
o    Send your photos and videos to samantha@veteransforpeace.org, or add your photos to our Armistice Day 2018 Photos Folder.
·  Spend Armistice Day Weekend in Washington, D.C.! 
o    Join VFP and many other peace groups in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the cancellation of the Trump Military parade and join together for a weekend of events including a solemn veteran-led silent march on Armistice Day.
·  View our Armistice Day webpage for more information and ideas.

LAST CHANCE to request Armistice Day tabling materials. We can send out one more batch of Armistice Day tabling materials TODAYClick here to request yours now.  

RECLAIM ARMISTICE DAY
Veterans for Peace Special Report, Reclaim Armistice Day 1918-2018
Thirteen Essays, Three Poems
First Two Essays
David Swanson, “A Peace to End All Wars”
Nov. 11 was designated not to celebrate war and warriors, not the occupiers or Afghanistan or Iraq, not to thank anybody for their “service” of killing, but was a holiday to celebrate a great armistice to end the wreckage, the slaughter, the stupidity of war.
Tarak Kauff, “Reclaim Armistice Day”
Many of our citizens and our war veterans cannot distinguish between an Armistice Day and a “Veterans Day,” or it is a deliberate choice by our government to celebrate war instead of peace. “What we veterans really need is for society to reclaim the spirit of Armistice Day and unite in the common desire of the human spirit for peace.”   And 11 more essays.
Three Poems
Wilfred Owen, “Dulce Et Decorum Est”
Siegfried Sassoon, “To the Warmongers,” “Does It Matter?”

ACTION
We as individuals have plenty we can do to celebrate peace over war. Become aware that on May 13, 1938, November 11 (11-11-11) became a national holiday dedicated to world peace, and in 1954 the Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day, from peace to patriotism, war, and warriors. Show photos of the consequences of the butchery.  Read poems reflecting on the millions of individuals who perished.  Object to the erasure of Armistice Day at your bank your school, place of employment, everywhere you see the mindless affirmation of war by Veterans Day, and via your newspaper LTE or guest column.  Arrange for a protest with a guest speaker.  Subscribe to VFP’s newspaper, Peace In Our Times (PIOT), or order bundles:  peaceinourtimes.org.   Don’t passively accept this takeover by war-makers or any other of all the countless aggressions by which our nation has been militarized.

Armistice Day 100 is 11 Days Away
World BEYOND War via email.actionnetwork.org 
Wed, Oct 31, 8:25 AM (1 day ago)
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Due at least in large part to public opposition, Trump’s weapons parade in Washington D.C. has been canceled. Armistice Day has not been: Go here.
Trump plans to be in Paris, but France says it will not hold another weapons parade on that day. Putin says he will meet with Trump in Paris and try to talk him out of scrapping the INF treaty. And France says it will hold a “peace forum” including all sorts of good causes but apparently nothing about ending war, disarming, divesting from war profits, closing bases, or creating the rule of law for big war makers and weapons dealers.
Resources for your event helping to restore Armistice Day [FOR 2019]
Find speakers, videos, powerpoints, activities, and ideas here.
One activity for 11 a.m. wherever you are, or some other appropriate time, is bell ringing. Here’s a kitfrom a Veterans For Peace chapter on a past Armistice Day.
Get and wear white poppies.
Flyers:
World BEYOND War flyers.
Posters:
Social Media:
graphic you can use.
Another graphic.
A Facebook post to share.
tweet to re-tweet.
Hashtags:
#ArmisticeDay #NoTrumparade #NoWar #WorldBeyondWar
Shirts and Sweatshirts and Scarves:
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Educational Materials:
About Armistice Day:
About the Trump Weapons Parade:
About the militarization of societies, police, and schools:
Can You Give Two Days to Stop the Slaughter?
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Reclaim Armistice Day in ARKANSAS
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Reclaim Armistice Day
Sunday, November 11 at 4 PM
The Promenade on Kavanaugh, LR
Remembering the centennial of the end of the First World War and projecting a future of peace. Remembrance program hosted by Arkansas Coalition for peace and Justice, Pax Christi, and World Beyond War.
 The history of Armistice Day and the shadow the First World War today.
  Voices of veterans and peace making
 In Flanders Fields
 Hope of peacemaking in the future – The World Beyond War
 Poppy making

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US Anti-War Organizations 2018
THE  FOLLOWING MESSAGES FROM PEACE ORGANIZATIONS ARRIVED AFTER I HAD POSTED MY 2017 ARMISTICE DAY NEWSLETTER.  THEY ARE AS OR MORE RELEVANT IN 2018. 
Iraq Veterans Against the War IVAW (ABOUT FACE)
Veterans for Peace VFP
Win Without War WWW
World Beyond War WBW (see preceding newsletters)

Vets Day For Us Means Ending War
Maggie Martin, IVAW via uark.onmicrosoft.com 
11-10-17  (IVAW’s new name is ABOUT FACE)
3:23 PM (55 minutes ago)
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Dear Dick,
I'm writing to you from Tucson, AZ, where our veterans' delegation is joining School of the Americas (SOA) Watch in their decades-long movement to end U.S. militarism in Latin America and to call attention to the growing militarization of the U.S./Mexico border. I can't imagine a more powerful way to spend my Veterans Day weekend, when most of the country will be celebrating war through parades and events that honor US veterans but pay little mind to the immeasurable damage (from massacres to forced migration) that our military has caused.
Maggie Martin
Co-Director
Iraq Veterans Against the War

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VFP eNews:Armistice Day! Opportunities for Action!
eterans For Peace via mail.salsalabs.net 
11-10-17  
4:04 PM (47 minutes ago)
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Friday, November 11th
Reclaim Armistice Day

Veterans For Peace calls on all members and all peace-loving people to take a stand for peace this Armistice (aka Veterans Day), Saturday November 11. We call for nationally coordinated local actions to demand diplomacy not war with North Korea, and the abolition of nuclear weapons and war. Veterans For Peace joins with the wider peace movement for actions before and after November 11th.  
Veterans For Peace calls for the observance of Veterans Day to be in keeping with the holiday’s original intent as Armistice Day, to be “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace," as it was celebrated at the ending of World War I when the world came together to recognize the need for lasting peace. After World War II, the U.S. Congress decided to re-name November 11 as Veterans Day. Honoring the warriors quickly morphed into honoring the military and glorifying war. Armistice Day, as a result, has been flipped from a day for peace into a day for displays of militarism.

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Dear Dick,
$5.6 trillion, with no end in sight. That’s the cost of America’s wars since 9/11.
But as a Marine who served in Iraq, I don’t need a price tag to tell you about the cost of our wars for veterans like me. I’ve seen for myself the amputations, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder and moral injury that all lead to massively disproportionate levels of suicide, depression, substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness in veterans returned home from war. And I’ve witnessed the human cost of our wars beyond our borders, in Iraq where I was stationed and for millions around the world.
Today, Veterans Day parades will celebrate the bravery of service members, and I will be remembering those who were alongside me overseas. But before Cold War hysteria took over, November 11th was Armistice Day -- a day for peace. The original Armistice Day marchers, veterans who survived the killing fields of the First World War, carried banners declaring “Never Again.” Imagine if we had listened to those veterans. Instead, our country continues to pour troops into stupid, bloated, and deadly wars.
That’s not honoring or respecting veterans. That’s putting war profits and reckless ideologies over our lives. Please join me in supporting Rep. John Lewis’ call to honor our veterans by accounting for the human, moral, and financial costs of war.
$5.6 trillion by next September works out to $310 billion per year to prop up our endless wars. That’s $23,386 per taxpayer per year. Slice it however you want, it’s an incomprehensibly massive number. And instead of asking ourselves if a single penny is worth it, we just keep freefalling into gargantuan war debt.
As for the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical costs of my time at war -- we won’t ever pay those off. Neither will the friends I remember today who died for a country that won’t acknowledge the cost of their loss. Neither will our families and communities who continue to shoulder the burdens of our service long after we leave the battlefield.
That’s why Rep. John Lewis is speaking up to demand a public, national conversation on war financing. His amendment to Trump’s tax bill would prohibit cutting taxes on the rich -- a loss of revenue that would add right onto our pile of war debt -- until we get our troops out of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and eliminate the war deficit gobbling up our budget.
Thank you for all you do,

Matthew Hoh, Iraq War veteran  (About Me | Matthew Hoh –D)

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Ann Wright wrote the following in 2017:
Next year marks the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.  The centennial anniversary is an opportunity for us as veterans to go bigger and bolder than ever before and to call on the U.S. public to say no to more war and to demand justice and peace, at home and abroad. 
LET’S MAKE 2018 A NEW BEGINNING FOR THE CAMPAIGN TO RECLAIM ARMISTICE DAY.   SEE YOU IN 2018 AND ONWARD.

OMNI NEWSLETTERS ON US MILITARISM CONTINUED
Chelsea (Bradley) Manning Newsletter #7, August 13, 2015
SNOWDEN NEWSLETTER #7, August 15, 2015
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
“PEARL HARBOR DAY,” COLONIAL PACIFIC WORLD WAR II NEWSLETTER #7, December 7, 2015 (2008-2015)
UN WORLD REFUGEE DAY NEWSLETTER #5, JUNE 20, 2015. 
RUSSIA NEWSLETTER #4, JUNE 19, 2015.
 US WAR OF TERRORISM NEWSLETTER, #12, June 3, 2015.
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, May 29, 2015

VICTIMS OF WARS DAY (MEMORIAL DAY) NEWSLETTER #7.   MAY 25, 2015.

CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF WARS, NEWSLETTER #6, May 19, 2015.

WHISTLEBLOWERS AND LEAKERS NEWSLETTER #1, Series 2

US EMPIRE, US NATIONAL SECURITY STATE, NATIONALISM, MILITARISM, SURVEILLANCE NEWSLETTER # 16,  May 17, 2015.

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTION TO WAR NEWSLETTER #6, INTERNATIONAL CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS’ DAY #6, May 15, 2015.
JULIA WARD HOWE’S MOTHER’S DAY FOR PEACE NEWSLETTER #5,  May 10,  2015 (2nd Sunday of Each Year.).  Final Newsletter.
POLICE USA, VIOLENCE, MILITARIZATION NEWSLETTER #4, May 4, 2015.
DISSENT NEWSLETTER #2,  April 28, 2015
TERRORISM NEWSLETTER #1,   April 18, 2015
GAZA NEWSLETTER NO. 7
BUILDING A CULTURE OF PEACE, JUSTICE, AND ECOLOGY.   April 8, 2015.
ISRAELI BDS DAY (BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, SANCTIONS) AND PALESTINIAN LAND DAY, MARCH 30, 2015.
DRONE/ASSASSINATION NEWSLETTER # 16.  March 29, 2015.
VIETNAM WAR NEWSLETTER #7, March 24, 2015.
CIVIL LIBERTIES INDEFINITE DETENTION, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT NEWSLETTER #3,   March 24, 2015.
RUSSIA NEWSLETTER #5 (AND UKRAINE).  March 16, 2014. 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION NEWSLETTER # 21, FOCUS ON MARSHALL ISLANDS LAWSUITS.  March 13, 2015.
NUCLEAR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS REMEMBRANCE DAY (formerly NUCLEAR FREE AND INDEPENDENT PACIFIC DAY AND MARSHALL ISLANDS NUCLEAR VICTIMS DAY), MARCH 1, 2015. NEWSLETTER #4.
NEWSLETTER ON IRAQ WARS #19, February 12, 2015
VIOLENCE USA NEWSLETTER #9, January 29, 2015
TORTURE NEWSLETTER # 10, TORTURE,  WAR CRIMES, LAWLESSNESS,  January 26, 2015
ANTI-WAR, ANTI-IMPERIALISM, NEWSLETTER #4.  January 25, 2015.
NATIONALISM NEWSLETTER and FLAG PATRIOTISM #2, January 9, 2015
SNOWDEN NEWSLETTER #6, December 4, 2014.
PRISONERS FOR PEACE DAY NEWSLETTER #3,  DECEMBER 1, 2014
WORLD UNITY DAY/ARMISTICE DAY(Veterans Day) NEWSLETTER #7,  NOVEMBER 11
PTSD NEWSLETTER #4, NOVEMBER 10, 2014.
CELEBRATES UNITED NATIONS DAY OCTOBER 24, 2014, NEWSLETTER #7.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF AMERICAS DAY (IPAD) (Columbus Day) NEWSLETTER.  Monday, October 13, 2014.
FIRST WORLD WAR NEWSLETTER #1, CENTENARY. SEPTEMBER 28, 2014.
UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, CLIMATE SUMMIT, AND NATIONAL MARCH, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
9-11, SEPTEMBER 11 FAMILIES FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS DAY, NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE NEWSLETTER #7,September 11, 2014 (alternative to Patriot Day). 
UN INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTS (THIRD ANNUAL) AUGUST 29, 2014.   OMNI NEWSLETTER #3.
NONVIOLENCE NEWSLETTER #10, JUNE 12, 2014.
DRONE/ASSASSINATION NEWSLETTER # 14.   JUNE 3, 2014
VICTIMS OF US WARS DAY (MEMORIAL DAY) NEWSLETTER #6. MAY 26, 2014.
GRASSROOTS MILITARISM, NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, NEWLSETTER #1, May 23, 2014.
PENTAGON BUDGET NEWSLETTER # 2.  APRIL 18, 2014.
ANNUAL GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION ON MILITARY SPENDING, US TAX DAY, APRIL 15
2014.
ANTI-WAR, ANTI-IMPERIALISM, ANTI-CANT NEWSLETTER #3.  March 25, 2014
US EMPIRE, THE US NATIONAL SECURITY STATE, NATIONALISM, MILITARISM, SURVEILLANCE.   March 2, 2014
PENTAGON, WOMEN, RAPE NEWSLETTER #1
OMNI: WOMEN IN THE US MILITARY, NEWSLETTER #1.  February 10, 2014. 
OMNI NEWSLETTER ON AFGHANISTAN ANDPAKISTAN #21,  Feb. 4, 2013.
US DOMESTIC MILITARIZATION, DEVELOPING POLICE STATE NEWSLETTER #1.  December 9, 2013
SUPPORT THE TROOPS NEWSLETTER #2, December 9, 2013
OMNI “PEARL HARBOR DAY,” COLONIAL PACIFIC WORLD WAR II NEWSLETTER #6,December 7, 2013.
OMNI JUST-WAR NEWSLETTER #1, October 15, 2013.
OMNI:  US CHEMICAL WARFARE NEWSLETTER #2.    September 7, 2013.
OMNI SYRIA NEWSLETTER #5, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. 
OMNI MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL (CONGRESSIONAL) COMPLEX NEWSLETTER #2, August 19, 2013.
OMNI WAR CRIMES NEWSLETTER #5,  June 8, 2013. 
OMNI WAR ON LIBYA NEWSLETTER #1,  April 28, 2013 .

OMNI NORTH KOREA NEWSLETTER #2, APRIL 13, 2012.
OMNI GENOCIDE NEWSLETTER #1, JANUARY 8, 2013
OMNI WAR RESISTANCE, DISSENT, NEWSLETTER #1, JANUARY 3, 2013.
http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2013/01/war-resistance-newsletter-1.html
OMNI WAR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER, December 28, 2012. 
STONE AND KUZNICK, THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2012/12/stone-and-kuznick-untold-history-of.html
OMNI NEWSLETTER #6 ON NONVIOLENCE,    DECEMBER 28, 2012
OMNI NEWSLETTER #1, PROTEST US IMPERIAL MILITARY BASES AROUND THE WORLD, DECEMBER 9, 2012.
US ARMED FORCES AROUND THE WORLD, OMNI NEWSLETTER, November 2, 2012.
  
Contents:  Armistice Day Newsletter #11, Nov. 11, 2017
(Memorial Day commiserates with those who died serving this country while engaged in war.   Veterans Day celebrates everybody who wore a military uniform (if you knew some of the people I knew in the military you would be more selective in your celebration.  We should replace both of these promotions of war, but Veterans Day is particularly pro-war, jingoistic, and imperialistic.)
Reporting Veterans Day (VD) in the NWADG
Reporting Armistice Day (AD) Around the Nation
Mobilization to Stop War in N. Korea
Christine Ahn Interviewed by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!
        About North Korea
Anti-War Movement 2017
     World Beyond War (WBW)
     Veterans for Peace (VFP)
     Dick’s Anti-War Newsletters
Armistice Day 2016
     Nov. 11 and 12: Towns, UAF, Schools, Churches, Newspaper
     Nov. 13
Kurt Vonnegut’s Birthday, author of Slaughterhouse Five
Contents:  Armistice Day 2016 Newsletter #10


END ARMISTICE DAY NEWSLETTER #12, 2018



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