White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan

by Onion edited by O Society June 20, 2019 WASHINGTON—Blasting the Middle Eastern nation for the brutal assault on the Olympic figure skater, President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Iran was behind the infamous 1994 kneecapping of Nancy Kerrigan. “It is because of the crazed actions of the Ayatollah that a world-class athlete was cut … Continue reading White House Claims Iran Behind Attack On Nancy Kerrigan

Child Psychiatric Abuse Is Real — I Should Know, I Lived It

It took many years to accept that there is nothing inherently wrong with me, or with people deemed "mentally ill." by Chris Anastasia North Atlantic Books edited by O Society June 1, 2019 The following essay is an excerpt from We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health, a forthcoming anthology edited by L.D. … Continue reading Child Psychiatric Abuse Is Real — I Should Know, I Lived It

All-American Despair: Guns, Poverty, Isolation and White Men

For the past two decades, a suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty, and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers White America is Dying by Stephen Rodrick  Rolling Stone edited by O Society June 2, 2019 Toby Lingle was cremated in a 49ers cap, a Star Wars T-shirt and … Continue reading All-American Despair: Guns, Poverty, Isolation and White Men

Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

And how the U.S. could stop weapon sales if we wanted to. by Alex Kane In these Times edited by O Society May 24, 2019 PRIYANKA MOTAPARTHY, A RESEARCHER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, arrived at a market in the Yemeni village of Mastaba on March 28, 2016, to find large craters, destroyed buildings, debris, shredded … Continue reading Here’s Exactly Who’s Profiting from the War on Yemen

Human War = War Against Mother Earth

Second essay in a series on War and Climate Chaos. Read the first here. “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” ~ Stacy Bannerman By Richard … Continue reading Human War = War Against Mother Earth

Time to Revoke Trump’s AUMF Forever War Authority

by Ellen Mitchell Hill edited by O Society May 23, 2019 The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the annual defense spending bill that would end the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), as lawmakers grow increasingly concerned over the possibility of war with Iran. Authorization Use Military Force Sept 18 2001 On Tuesday, … Continue reading Time to Revoke Trump’s AUMF Forever War Authority

How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?

How Many Damn Fucking Times Do I Have to Explain This? by Arthur Sibler Once Upon a Time... edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Please give your serious consideration to my profoundly upsetting personal dilemma. I am basically a serene, tranquil soul, trying my utmost best to navigate successfully (and serenely, and tranquilly) through … Continue reading How Many Times Do I Have to Explain This?