Military Category

What’s on your t-shirt?

In: Gaza, Israel, Military, Racism, Sexism

When the Israeli soldiers got out of Gaza, they left behind spray-painted messages over the walls of the half-destroyed houses that had been occupied by the army. You gotta wonder, where did they get these creative slogans of violence and hatred? It turns out that they may have been wearing them themselves. A new article […]

now, the statue of limitations on all of our semi-rational exuberance over the symbolism of the current presidency has not yet run out. i figure, based on my friends and family, that it has somewhere between three and nine months left. so i’m not expecting anyone to do anything about this right now. once the memories of the election-night street parties are a little bit more faded, though, it’ll be useful to have these pieces of information ready to hand.

My Military’s Moral Low

In: Gaza, Israel, Military

This article is crossposted at Huffington Post. Since the major military operations in Gaza stopped last week, the full effects of the heavy-handed assault that my country conducted there have become increasingly clear. Our leaders’ responses to the carnage are shocking: after each “misfire” of our artillery, hitting a school or hospital, some high-ranking general […]

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