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Frank Dorrel and Joel Andreas. Addicted To War


 

The Root Cause of America's Violence

~ The United States is ADDICTED To WAR ~

What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:

The War Against The Third World"

 

What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy:

The War Against The Third World"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8POmJ46jqk

 

A 2-Hour 2-Minute Video Compilation by Frank Dorrel

Featuring the Following 10 Segments:

 

1. Martin Luther King Jr. (02:55)

2. John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief (06:14)

3. Coverup: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair (19:34)

4. School of Assassins (13:25)

5. Genocide by Sanctions (12:58)

6. Philip Agee, Former CIA Case Officer (22:08)

7. Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! (5:12)

8. The Panama Deception (22:10)

9. Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General (07:58)

10. S. Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace (08:45)

 

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This video has been seen by millions of people since 2000. It is an excellent & invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S. foreign policy.

Its been screened in many high schools, colleges, churches, homes, o­n cable TV, in theaters and shown by many Peace & Justice Anti-War Organizations.

Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone, Ed Asner, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, William Blum, Kathy Kelly,

Medea Benjamin, Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright and Woody Harrelson have seen this film & have found it to be very informative and empowering. More than o­ne person has called: What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World": TIMELESS.

 

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First Made in 2000.

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Also Available:

The 2015 Updated Edition of:

ADDICTED To WAR:

Why The U.S. Cant Kick Militarism

By Joel Andreas

 

Is Now Available at: www.addictedtowar.com

ADDICTED To WAR author Joel Andreas has added Americas Drone Wars (front cover), President Obama, Bradley Chelsea Manning, Tomas Young, ISIS, Syria and has updated the number of deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have also added 6 new endorsements for the book: Ralph Nader, Medea Benjamin, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright, David Swanson & Glenn Greenwald. ATW is already endorsed by Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Ron Kovic, Bill Blum, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, S. Brian Willson, Father Roy Bourgeois, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Kathy Kelly, Susan Sarandon, Rev. James Lawson, Kris Kristofferson, Blase Bonpane, Fernando Suarez del Solar, Woody Harrelson, Michael Parenti, Cindy Sheehan and Ramsey Clark. It is being used in hundreds of high schools and colleges as an anti-war history book. ATW is o­ne of the most well-known & popular books in the Anti-War Movement. Since I first co-published ADDICTED To WAR with AK Press in 2002, we have distributed about 450,000 copies world-wide. About 240,000 copies havebeen distributed in English. It is in 14 other languages.

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In Peace,

Frank Dorrel

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See: Gandhica:

Militarism is lethal for militarists

 

Rhetorical questions.

Is the United States an exception from the law of the world fall of empires (similar to Newton's law of universal gravitation) from the GHA Global Peace Science? Can the prevailing dominant US militarism save it?No, it o­nly accelerates the fall and favors its law.Salvation is o­nly in disarmament and nonviolence law as Mahatma Gandhi foresaw.


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Producer: What Ive Learned About US Foreign Policy

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Elliott Abrams, Trumps Pick to Bring Democracy to Venezuela,
Has Spent His Life Crushing Democracy

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/30/elliott-abrams-venezuela-coup/

By Jon Schwarz

On December 11, 1981 in El Salvador, a Salvadoran military unit created and trained by the U.S. Army began slaughtering everyone they could find in a remote village called El Mozote. Before murdering the women and girls, the soldiers raped them repeatedly, including some as young as 10 years old, and joked that their favorites were the 12-year-olds. o­ne witness described a soldier tossing a 3-year-old child into the air and impaling him with his bayonet. The final death toll was over 800 people.The next day, December 12, was the first day o­n the job for Elliott Abrams as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs in the Reagan administration. Abrams snapped into action, helping to lead a cover-up of the massacre. News reports of what had happened, Abrams told the Senate, were not credible, and the whole thing was being significantly misused as propaganda by anti-government guerillas.This past Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo named Abrams as Americas special envoy for Venezuela.

 

According to Pompeo, Abrams will have responsibility for all things related to our efforts to restore democracy in the oil-rich nation.The choice of Abrams sends a clear message to Venezuela and the world: The Trump administration intends to brutalize Venezuela, while producing a stream of unctuous rhetoric about Americas love for democracy and human rights. Combining these two factors the brutality and the unctuousness is Abramss core competency.Abrams previously served in a multitude of positions in the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, often with titles declaring their focus o­n morality. First, he was assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs (in 1981); then the State Department human rights position mentioned above (1981-85); assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs (1985-89); senior director for democracy, human rights, and international operations for the National Security Council (2001-05); and finally, Bushs deputy national security adviser for global democracy strategy (2005-09).In these positions, Abrams participated in many of the most ghastly acts of U.S. foreign policy from the past 40 years, all the while proclaiming how deeply he cared about the foreigners he and his friends were murdering. Looking back, its uncanny to see how Abrams has almost always been there when U.S. actions were at their most sordid.


Abrams, a graduate
 of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, joined the Reagan administration in 1981, at age 33. He soon received a promotion due to a stroke of luck: Reagan wanted to name Ernest Lefever as assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, but Lefevers nomination ran aground when two of his own brothers revealed that he believed African-Americans were inferior, intellectually speaking. A disappointed Reagan was forced to turn to Abrams as a second choice.A key Reagan administration concern at the time was Central America in particular, the four adjoining nations of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. All had been dominated by tiny, cruel, white elites since their founding, with a centurys worth of help from U.S. interventions. In each country, the ruling families saw their societys other inhabitants as human-shaped animals, who could be harnessed or killed as needed.But shortly before Reagan took office, Anastasio Somoza, the dictator of Nicaragua and a U.S. ally, had been overthrown by a socialist revolution. The Reaganites rationally saw this as a threat to the governments of Nicaraguas neighbors. Each country had large populations who similarly did not enjoy being worked to death o­n coffee plantations or watching their children die of easily treated diseases. Some would take up arms, and some would simply try to keep their heads down, but all, from the perspective of the cold warriors in the White House, were likely communists taking orders from Moscow. They needed to be taught a lesson.


El Salvador

The extermination of El Mozote was just a drop in the river of what happened in El Salvador during the 1980s. About 75,000 Salvadorans died during whats called a civil war, although almost all the killing was done by the government and its associated death squads.The numbers alone dont tell the whole story. El Salvador is a small country, about the size of New Jersey. The equivalent number of deaths in the U.S. would be almost 5 million. Moreover, the Salvadoran regime continually engaged in acts of barbarism so heinous that there is no contemporary equivalent, except perhaps ISIS. In o­ne instance, a Catholic priest reported that a peasant woman briefly left her three small children in the care of her mother and sister. When she returned, she found that all five had been decapitated by the Salvadoran National Guard. Their bodies were sitting around a table, with their hands placed o­n their heads in front of them, as though each body was stroking its own head. The hand of o­ne, a toddler, apparently kept slipping off her small head, so it had been nailed o­nto it. At the center of the table was a large bowl full of blood.Criticism of U.S. policy at the time was not confined to the left. During this period, Charles Maechling Jr., who had led State Department planning for counterinsurgencies during the 1960s, wrote in the Los Angeles Times that the U.S. was supporting Mafia-like oligarchies in El Salvador and elsewhere and was directly complicit in the methods of Heinrich Himmlers extermination squads.Abrams was o­ne of the architects of the Reagan administrations policy of full-throated support for the Salvadoran government. He had no qualms about any of it and no mercy for anyone who escaped the Salvadoran abattoir. In 1984, sounding exactly like Trump officials today, he explained that Salvadorans who were in the U.S. illegally should not receive any kind of special status. Some groups argue that illegal aliens who are sent back to El Salvador meet persecution and often death, he told the House of Representatives. Obviously, we do not believe these claims or we would not deport these people.Even when out of office, 10 years after the El Mozote massacre, Abrams expressed doubt that anything untoward had occurred there. In 1993, when a United Nations truth commission found that 95 percent of the acts of violence that had taken place in El Salvador since 1980 had been committed by Abramss friends in the Salvadoran government, he called what he and his colleagues in the Reagan administration had done a fabulous achievement.


Guatemala

The situation in Guatemala during the 1980s was much the same, as were Abramss actions. After the U.S. engineered the overthrow of Guatemalas democratically elected president in 1954, the country had descended into a nightmare of revolving military dictatorships. Between 1960 and 1996, in another civil war, 200,000 Guatemalans were killed the equivalent of maybe 8 million people in America. A U.N. commission later found that the Guatemalan state was responsible for 93 percent of the human rights violations.

 

Efraín Ríos Montt, who served as Guatemalas president in the early 1980s, was found guilty in 2013, by Guatemalas own justice system, of committing genocide against the countrys indigenous Mayans. During Ríos Montts administration, Abrams called for the lifting of an embargo o­n U.S. arms shipments to Guatemala, claiming that Ríos Montt had brought considerable progress. The U.S. had to support the Guatemalan government, Abrams argued, because if we take the attitude dont come to us until youre perfect, were going to walk away from this problem until Guatemala has a perfect human rights record, then were going to be leaving in the lurch people there who are trying to make progress. o­ne example of the people making an honest effort, according to Abrams, was Ríos Montt. Thanks to Ríos Montt, there has been a tremendous change, especially in the attitude of the government toward the Indian population. (Ríos Montts conviction was later set aside by Guatemalas highest civilian court, and he died before a new trial could finish.)

 

Nicaragua

Abrams would become best known for his enthusiastic involvement with the Reagan administrations push to overthrow Nicaraguas revolutionary Sandinista government. He advocated for a full invasion of Nicaragua in 1983, immediately after the successful U.S. attack o­n the teeny island nation of Grenada. When Congress cut off funds to the Contras, an anti-Sandinista guerrilla force created by the U.S., Abrams successfully persuaded the Sultan of Brunei to cough up $10 million for the cause. Unfortunately, Abrams, acting under the code name Kenilworth, provided the Sultan with the wrong Swiss bank account number, so the money was wired instead to a random lucky recipient.

 

Abrams was questioned by Congress about his Contra-related activities and lied voluminously. He later pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information. o­ne was about the Sultan and his money, and another was about Abramss knowledge of a Contra resupply C-123 plane that had been shot down in 1986. In a nice historical rhyme with his new job in the Trump administration, Abrams had previously attempted to obtain two C-123s for the Contras from the military of Venezuela.Abrams received a sentence of 100 hours of community service and perceived the whole affair as an injustice of cosmic proportions. He soon wrote a book in which he described his inner monologue about his prosecutors, which went: You miserable, filthy bastards, you bloodsuckers! He was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush o­n the latters way out the door after he lost the 1992 election.

 

Panama

While its been forgotten now, before America invaded Panama to oust Manuel Noriega in 1989, he was a close ally of the U.S. despite the fact the Reagan administrationknew he was a large-scale drug trafficker.In 1985, Hugo Spadafora, a popular figure in Panama and its o­ne-time vice minister for health, believed he had obtained proof of Noriegas involvement in cocaine smuggling. He was o­n a bus o­n his way to Panama City to release it publicly when he was seized by Noriegas thugs.According to the book Overthrow by former New York Times correspondent Stephen Kinzer, U.S. intelligence picked up Noriega giving his underlings the go-ahead to put Spadafora down like a rabid dog. They tortured Spadafora for a long night and then sawed off his head while he was still alive. When Spadaforas body was found, his stomach was full of blood hed swallowed.

 

This was so horrific that it got peoples attention. But Abrams leapt to Noriegas defense, blocking the U.S. ambassador to Panama from increasing pressure o­n the Panamanian leader. When Spadaforas brother persuaded North Carolinas hyper-conservative GOP Sen. Jesse Helms to hold hearings o­n Panama, Abrams told Helms that Noriega was being really helpful to us and was really not that big a problem. The Panamanians have promised they are going to help us with the Contras. If you have the hearings, itll alienate them.

 

And Thats Not All

Abrams also engaged in malfeasance for no discernible reason, perhaps just to stay in shape. In 1986 a Colombian journalist named Patricia Lara was invited to the U.S. to attend a dinner honoring writers whod advanced inter-American understanding and freedom of information. When Lara arrived at New Yorks Kennedy airport, she was taken into custody, then put o­n a plane back home. Soon afterward, Abrams went o­n 60 Minutes to claim that Lara was a member of the ruling committees of M-19, a Colombian guerrilla movement. She also, according to Abrams, was an active liaison between M-19 and the Cuban secret police.Given the frequent right-wing paramilitary violence against Colombian reporters, this painted a target o­n Laras back. There was no evidence then that Abramss assertions were true Colombias own conservative government denied it and none has appeared since.Abramss never-ending, shameless deceptions wore downAmerican reporters. They said that black was white, Joanne Omang at the Washington Post later explained about Abrams and his White House colleague Robert McFarlane. Although I had used all my professional resources I had misled my readers. Omang was so exhausted by the experience that she quit her job trying to describe the real world to try to write fiction.Post-conviction Abrams was seen as damaged goods who couldnt return to government.. This underestimated him. Adm. William J. Crowe Jr., the o­ne-time chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tangled fiercely with Abrams in 1989 over the proper U.S. policy toward Noriega o­nce it become clear he was more trouble than he was worth. Crowe strongly opposed a bright idea that Abrams had come up with: that the U.S. should establish a government-in-exile o­n Panamanian soil, which would require thousands of U.S. troops to guard. This was deeply boneheaded, Crowe said, but it didnt matter. Crowe presciently issued a warningabout Abrams: This snakes hard to kill.

To the surprise of Washingtons more naive insiders, Abrams was back in business soon after George W. Bush entered the White House. It might have been difficult to get Senate approval for someone who had deceived Congress, so Bush put him in a slot at the National Security Council  where no legislative branch approval was needed. Just like 20 years before, Abrams was handed a portfolio involving democracy and human rights.

 

Venezuela

By the beginning of 2002, Venezuelas president, Hugo Chavez, had become deeply irritating to the Bush White House, which was filled with veterans of the battles of the 1980s. That April, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, Chavez was pushed out of power in a coup. Whether and how the U.S. was involved is not yet known, and probably wont be for decades until the relevant documents are declassified. But based o­n the previous 100 years, it would be surprising indeed if America didnt play any behind-the-scenes role. For what its worth, the London Observer reported at the time that the crucial figure around the coup was Abrams and he gave a nod to the plotters. In any case, Chavez had enough popular support that he was able to regroup and return to office within days.

 

Iran

Abrams apparently did play a key role in squelching a peace proposal from Iran in 2003, just after the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The plan arrived by fax, and should have gone to Abrams, and then to Condoleezza Rice, at the time Bushs national security adviser. Instead it somehow never made it to Rices desk. When later asked about this, Abramss spokesperson replied that he had no memory of any such fax. (Abrams, like so many people who thrive at the highest level of politics, has a terrible memory for anything political. In 1984, he told Ted Koppel that he couldnt recall for sure whether the U.S. had investigated reports of massacres in El Salvador. In 1986, when asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee if hed discussed fundraising for the contras with anyone o­n the NSCs staff, he likewise couldnt remember.)

 

Israel and Palestine

Abrams was also at the center of another attempt to thwart the outcome of a democratic election, in 2006. Bush had pushed for legislative elections in the West Bank and Gaza in order to give Fatah, the highly corrupt Palestinian organization headed by Yasser Arafats successor, Mahmoud Abbas, some badly needed legitimacy. To everyones surprise, Fatahs rival Hamas won, giving it the right to form a government.This unpleasant outburst of democracy was not acceptable to the Bush administration, in particular Rice and Abrams. They hatched a plan to form a Fatah militia to take over the Gaza Strip, and crush Hamas in its home territory. As reported by Vanity Fair, this involved a great deal of torture and executions. But Hamas stole a march o­n Fatah with their own ultra-violence. David Wurmser, a neoconservative who worked for Dick Cheney at the time, told Vanity Fair, It looks to me that what happened wasnt so much a coup by Hamas but an attempted coup by Fatah that was pre-empted before it could happen. Yet ever since, these events have been turned upside down in the U.S. media, with Hamas being presented as the aggressors.While the U.S. plan was not a total success, it also was not a total failure from the perspective of America and Israel. The Palestinian civil war split the West Bank and Gaza into two entities, with rival governments in both. For the past 13 years, theres been little sign of the political unity necessary for Palestinians to get a decent life for themselves.Abrams then left office with Bushs exit. But now hes back for a third rotation through the corridors of power with the same kinds of schemes hes executed the first two times.Looking back at Abramss lifetime of lies and savagery, its hard to imagine what he could say to justify it. But he does have a defense for everything hes done and its a good o­ne.


In 1995, Abrams appeared o­n The Charlie Rose Show with Allan Nairn, o­ne of the most knowledgable American reporters about U.S. foreign policy. Nairn noted that George H.W. Bush had o­nce discussed putting Saddam Hussein o­n trial for crimes against humanity. This was a good idea, said Nairn, but if youre serious, you have to be even-handed which would mean also prosecuting officials like Abrams.
Abrams chuckled at the ludicrousness of such a concept. That would require, he said, putting all the American officials who won the Cold War in the dock.Abrams was largely right. The distressing reality is that Abrams is no rogue outlier, but a respected, honored member of the center right of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. His first jobs before joining the Reagan administration were working for two Democratic senators, Henry Jackson and Daniel Moynihan. He was a senior fellow at the centrist Council o­n Foreign Relations. Hes been a member of the U.S. Commission o­n International Religious Freedom, and now is o­n the board of the National Endowment for Democracy. Hes taught the next generation of foreign policy officials at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service. He didnt somehow fool Reagan and George W. Bush they wanted exactly what Abrams provided.


So no matter the gruesome particulars of Abramss career, the important thing to remember as the U.S. eagle tightens its razor-sharp talons around yet another Latin American country is that Abrams isnt that exceptional. Hes mostly a cog in a machine. Its the machine thats the problem, not its malevolent parts.

Before joining First Look, Jon Schwarz worked for Michael Moores Dog Eat Dog Films and was Research Producer for Moores Capitalism: A Love Story.Hes contributed to many publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and Slate, as well as NPR and Saturday Night Live.In 2003 he collected o­n a $1,000 bet that Iraq would have no weapons of mass destruction.

jon.schwarz@theintercept.com

03-02-19


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Frank Dorrel

 



Lets Hope For The Best In 2019

In Peace,

Frank Dorrel

PO Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231

 

Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR

Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

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Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR

Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

Producer: What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy

P.O. Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231-3261

310-838-8131

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ADDICTED To WAR ART WALL

13-Minute Video with Frank Dorrel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub-5nKp-pBw

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

At The Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church

Introduction by Maureen Cruise - Video by Paul Hunt

Thanks to Beverly Alison, Who Made My ADDICTED To WAR ART WALL Happen.

 

What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy - 2015 Edition -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdMWOjYuYwk&t=183s

ADDICTED To WAR Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_E0Ji8tkvw&t=154s

- Narrated by Peter Coyote - 4 Minutes

ADDICTED To WAR: Who's Who -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s78VHKnK_A&t=83 - 3 Minutes: 44 Seconds

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50 Years After My Lai Massacre in Vietnam, Revisiting the Slaughter the U.S.
Military Tried to Hide
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/16/50_years_after_my_lai_massacre

The GI Resistance Continues: Vietnam Vets Return to My Lai, Where U.S.
Slaughtered 500 Civilians
www.democracynow.org/2018/3/16/the_gi_resistance_continues_vietnam_vets
Fifty years ago, o­n March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers attacked the Vietnamese
village of My Lai. Even though the soldiers met no resistance, they
slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men over the
next four hours
, in what became known as the My Lai massacre. After the
massacre, the U.S. military attempted to cover up what happened. But in 1969
a young reporter named Seymour Hersh would reveal a 26-year-old soldier
named William Calley was being investigated for killing 109 Vietnamese
civilians. Today, memorials have been held in My Lai to mark the 50th
anniversary of this horrific attack.
17-03-18


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My Christmas Song To You

 

We Are o­ne

by

Charlie King & Karen Brandow

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2-vTr9D9RA

 

Charlie & Karen sang this very special song in our house at least two or

three times. They were always magical and loving in every way.

Karen had a voice like an angel and Charlie is a o­ne-of-a kind singer and

performer. Karen Brandow PRESENTE.

Love & Peace,

Frank Dorrel

www.charlieking.org

25-12-17

 

Karen Brandow 1954 - 2014

Obituary

Karen Brandow passed away peacefully o­n Oct. 26, 2014 at the age of 60 at

home in Shelburne Falls MA.She was born in Philadelphia in 1954 and spent

most of her adult life in Western Massachusetts and in Guatemala.She

devoted her life to making this world a better place through her singing,

counseling and Spanish interpreting.

Karen was a loving partner to Charlie King, a devoted daughter and a loyal

friend whose calm presence was appreciated by her community and supported by

her Buddhist practice.She was grateful for all of the blessings and

privileges of her life which she attempted to use to be of service to

others.She died as she lived: making conscious choices about medical

treatment based o­n her most deeply held values.

She wishes to be remembered for adding in her "grain of sand" to the o­ngoing

search for peace and justice in this world.She asks that anyone wishing to

honor her memory make a donation in her name to:

The Innocence Project in New York, 40 Worth Street, Suite 701, New York, NY 10013 or to Christian Peacemaker Teams: Box 6508 * Chicago, IL 60680-6508.

 

Here Are Some Other Anti-War/Pro-Peace Songs I Have Put Together That You

Can Listen To & Watch o­n YouTube.

 

Imagine - John Lennon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVg2EJvvlF8

 

Being At War With Each Other - Carol King

www.youtube.com/watch?v=83dJjrQMt34

 

Work For Peace - Gil Scott-Heron

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPqpV9olIlw&t=1s

 

Lives In The Balance - Jackson Browne

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms5J2U_ySdI

 

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRV5LoOMyBk-www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

 

Is It For Freedom - Sara Thomsen- www.youtube.com/watch?v=J96q9ICwRY0

Give Peace A Chance - John Lennon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwJQffbssxo - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yU0JuE1jTk

 

We Are o­ne - Charlie King & Karen Brandow

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2-vTr9D9RA

 

Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Kingston Trio

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qt57c7rnHM

 

Blowing In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld6fAO4idaI

 

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream - The Weavers with Pete Seeger:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZEaPOikAYk-www.youtube.com/watch?v=xukU0yslbk8

 

We Shall Overcome - Joan Baez

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM39QUiAsoM-www.youtube.com/watch?v=7akuOFp-ET8

 

Simple Song Of Freedom - Bobby Darin

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sA3Cc5-Tqfw - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTTqkdGdv8I

 

What's Going o­n - Marvin Gaye

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-kA3UtBj4M

 

Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvwQmxLaknc

 

War - Edwin Starr

www.youtube.com/watch?v=squfuWKGVzY

 

Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntLsElbW9Xo

 

The Windows of The World - Dionne Warwick

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNNijd4t0Q

 

Why Can't We Live Together - SADE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIgIgojL7Ns

 

People Get Ready - Eva Cassidy

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzLd2MDAHK8

 

What The World Needs Now Is Love - Jackie Deshannon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c2g9RYriZ4 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh9PMULbuFI

 

Guantanamera - Pete Seeger

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQUBm17phs- www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0gg3-xvMB0

 

Ministry of Oil - The Prince Myshkins

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3PTQ0Gi-_4

 

Marie - Andy Manoff

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFpnUtCepbY

 

Regret To Inform - Dennis Davis

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDmU2O8BThc - www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALQvI6yIAo -

Live

 

Ode To Peace - Dennis Davis

www.youtube.com/watch?v=29VVR8UdWuk

 

Paz y Libertad - José Luis Orozco

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMZjWOs_4jo-www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdrVvtZIpIk

(Children) -www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqkOYT6_TQ0

 

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND - Ross Altman

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UATvg6O1GOg

 

Stand Up - Charlie King & Karen Brandow

www.youtube.com/watch?v=89iQQ67HWvMLive -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHQtwtZdadQ

 

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR FREEDOM-JON FROMER PRESENTE!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYyeGrdhCiU

 

DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE - MAHALIA JACKSON

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiwb67-TMd0

 

Across The Border Line - Ry Cooder

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF_HX9w1tnI - www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4x1en3FcRQ

 

Almost Gone by Graham Nash & James Raymond - Song about Chelsea (Bradley)

Manning

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAYG7yJpBbQ

 

Masters of War - Bob Dylan

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJEjYY4TTjM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3CSBXkwx7o

 

Masters of War - Odetta

www.youtube.com/watch?v=38dOYW7-B0E

 

Masters of War - Ed Sheeran

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHMlAYeFeYw

 

Send In The Drones - Charlie King

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Kj-3Yajwo&list=PLcAZfGNqzYRZZJOzXIlGIsf-rFHtu2zhP

 

OL' MAN RIVER - KB Solomon

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q1YMgC4Q-s

If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKgm9ARmOMM-www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWTDcP9Y5E

 

Superbroke Manifesto - The SUPERBROKE BRASS, Tin & Strings Electric Marching

Band

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXfh3d045D0

 

Earth Anthem - Stephen Longfellow Fiske

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTxbKh3D8OA&list=PLINOCJYsHfFuSCulCbqFMJheW6RzsDnbL

 

We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Ld8JGv56E-www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo


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Dear Leo,

Thanks so much for putting my list of U.S. anti-war films o­n your website. As my friend Blase Bonpane told me, watching these films is like getting a PHD in U.S. foreign policy.

The United States is ADDICTED To WAR. It is the biggest business in this country. Most Americans do not believe that, cannot see that, do not understand that and so not want to understand that. This includes politicians, people in the military-industrial-complex, the corporations, the bankers, the oil companies, the mainstream media and the majority of American public, who have been taught to believe that our country is such a good country and wants o­nly to help people around the world. The propaganda they have been fed all their lives has worked for the most. Most people I know will not look at the films o­n my list, they will not read ADDICTED To WAR & they ignore the truth-tellers in the United States. It is truly a sad thing.


        Hillary Clinton supported many of the things seen in these films. I would never have voted for her. But it is my belief that Donald Trump is not a Peace President either. He is o­ne of the super-rich who pretty much o­nly cares about himself and maybe his family. He has surrounded himself with other billionaires who are climate-change deniers and who do not care about the people. And I think that most of the important anti-war activists in the U.S. feel this same way about Trump.


It seems like the most important thing in the United States is money and power. The super-rich are in control and they do not care about the average person in the U.S. or in the world. As S. Brian Willson says, they are drunk with their power.

And by the way, our new anti-war film has been out for the last year. It is called: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson. It can be rented at AMAZON.COM.  You Can Rent the Film for $5.00 by going to:

https://www.amazon.com/Paying-Price-Peace-Story-Willson/dp/B0734MT8K2/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1499125231&sr=1-2&keywords=paying+the+price

"PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson"

Produced & Directed by Bo Boudart ~ Narrated by Peter Coyote ~ Associate Producer Frank Dorrel

www.payingthepriceforpeace.com


Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace as he was run over and nearly killed by a military train during a non-violent protest at The Concord Naval Weapons Station in California o­n September 1st, 1987. The train was carrying weapons that were to be shipped to Central America and used to kill innocent civilians in Nicaragua, El Salvador & Guatemala. Since then, Brian has not stopped calling attention to the US governments defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars.PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE exposes the truth about the United States addiction to war and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage o­ngoing violence. Brians story is very moving, inspirational and educational.


This Important Film Also Features:

Daniel Ellsberg, Ron Kovic, Roy Bourgeois, Medea Benjamin, Blase Bonpane, Martin Sheen, Alice Walker, Amy Goodman, Ramsey Clark, Camila Mejia, Phil Donahue, Col. Ann Wright, David Hartsough,

David Swanson, Chelsea Manning, Charlie Clements, Charlie Liteky, Duncan Murphy, George Mizo, Jack Ryan, Bruce Gagnon, President Daniel Ortega, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Lindley and Ed Ellis.

Music by Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Creedence Clearwater, Barry McGuire & Malcolm Payne.

 

Endorsements for: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

S. Brian Willson has paid the Price For Peace in lifelong regular installments and his commitment assures us that truly o­ne heart with courage is a majority. Martin Sheen: Actor & Activist.

"S. Brian Willson is an international hero revered for his lifelong, unrelenting refusal to accept any apology for the US empire and its murderous military machine. This documentary should be seen by everyone, particularly the younger generation who may not yet be familiar with Willson's life and his challenge to every US resident to take responsibility to end the US militaristic madness".

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz:  Historian  & Author of: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States


I love Brian. And I love this film. I wish that every American, interested in truth, could see it. Since his time in Vietnam, Brians life has been about revealing the dark side of US foreign policy. This very important film, which includes many of Brians friends in the anti-war movement, also talks about how US militarism is o­ne of the biggest contributors to Global Warming. Daniel Ellsberg: Author, Activist & Former Military Analyst, who revealed The Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971.


"These are very challenging and dangerous times. We need people who can inspire us to resist. I highly recommend seeing: 'PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson'. Brian and the other people in this very important film, show us and lead us in resisting wars being waged by the United States. These illegal and immoral wars have devastated and killed millions of people in the third world".

Roy Bourgeois:  Vietnam Veteran & Founder of School of The Americas Watch

This film: "PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE" shows what absolute commitment and dedication of o­ne's life to peace and the absence of killing really means. What a man!

Helen Caldicott - An Australian physician, author & anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons & military action in general.


I recall being in Baghdad with Gulf Peace Team members from Europe, India and Australia, during the 1991 Desert Storm invasion of Iraq. Wanting badly to raise concern, worldwide, for suffering Iraqis who had meant the U.S. people no harm, we listed people we hoped to reach who might eventually join us in the Middle East. Brian Willson topped our list because we knew that communities of people worldwide respected his courage and credibility.  "Paying The Price For Peace" educates audiences about Brian's lifelong commitment to abolish war. The film also introduces a cast of interesting people, kindred spirits with Brian Willson, who believe that nonviolence can and must change the world.


Kathy Kelly: Co-Founder of
Voices For Creative NonviolenceHas worked closely with the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers.  She is the author of Other Lands Have Dreams.

"The Documentary o­n Brian Willsons life, Paying The Price For Peace, is an important must-see film for anti-war activists and should be required viewing in all social science/ethics classes in colleges and secondary schools nationwide. Acknowledging permanent war is the first step to peace."


Peter Phillips Ph.D, Professor Political Sociology Sonoma State University, Past President of Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored -

What an inspiring movie! From sea to shining sea, our country is filled with gleaming statues of war heroes. This powerful movie is a monument to a peace hero telling the dramatic story of Brian Willsons journey from soldier to lifelong activist for peace and justice. And the movie shows that Brians brand of heroism is infectious and inspires other heroes."


Jeff Cohen: Co-Founder of RootsAction.org and Co-Producer of All Governments Lie.

"Paying The Price For Peace" is the remarkable story of a remarkable man willing to give his life for peace. Brian Willson risked his life for the people of Central America who were being killed by U.S. bullets. Brian paid the price for peace with his legs and almost his life. The rest of us are paying the price with our souls."


Col. Ann Wright: Retired United States Army Colonel & U.S. State Department official

PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE engages our heart and lifts our spirit.  It is a tale of commitment, courage and leadership.  It describes how political deception makes us accomplices to policies we never knew about or agreed to and underscores the importance of struggle and community. S. Brian Willson has the lead role in the film.  And the story is certainly about him. But it is also about you and me.  What will we do differently because we saw this film?  What will our next steps be?

Sabina Virgo: Founding President, AFSCME 2620, Community and Climate Organizer/Activist, Writer and Speaker.

See how courageous, non-violent, civil disobedience to the crimes of war can motivate you to become a more challenging citizen against militarism and corporatism that a peoples' Congress can stop."


Ralph Nader: Activist, Lawyer and Author of "Breaking Through Power

Paying The Price For Peace is a MUST SEE film by everyone who wants peace and an end to all wars.  Brian Willson not o­nly believes that Our lives are not worth more and their lives are not worth less, he acts o­n that belief even risking his life to stop American bombs being shipped to kill people. Millions of people all over the world who have lost loved o­nes in Americas wars have expressed profound gratitude that Brian Willson and other Americans understand their grief and their suffering and are willing to risk their lives to stop the madness of war. Be prepared to be inspired and challenged to take your next step in creating a world where we can give up the insanity of killing o­ne another and live as brothers and sisters in peace. Together we can end the madness of war!

David Hartsough: Author of: WAGING PEACE: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Nonviolent Activist, Founder of: PEACEMAKERS and Co-Founder of: WORLD BEYOND WAR.


"PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE is as powerful as it is important, as inspiring as it is shocking and throws a strong light o­n an incredible man who suffered so much yet continued to stand when almost anyone else would have crumbled." It is quite literally awe inspiring.

Paul Haggis: Academy Award Winning Writer & Director (Crash & Million Dollar Baby


The OFFICE OF THE AMERICAS was proud to be participant in the Nuremberg Actions at Concord Naval weapons Station in California. And today the Nuremberg precedent is more important than ever. We must not obey illegal and immoral orders from anyone including the President of the United States. After the horror of the attack o­n Brian Willson at that site I was privileged to travel war ravaged Nicaragua with Brian. We flew at tree top level in a worn helicopter to see the devastation of Reagan's illegal and immoral CONTRA WAR.  The people of Nicaragua came out as o­ne to welcome their hero who had PAID THE PRICE FOR PEACE, Brian Willson.

Blase Bonpane, Ph.D: Director, Office of the Americas, Host of World Focus, heard o­n KPFK 90.7 FM

"Brian Willson declared his independence from every bomb dropped, every threat leveled, every civil liberties rollback, every child killed, every veteran maimed. Brian Willson sat down in order to stand up. For all that I have done, Brian Willson shames me to do more; to be better. Thank you, Brian; I love you."


Cynthia McKinney: Former US Congresswoman from Georgia & Green Party Presidential Candidate.

PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE is a great film about the life and pure dedication of a great activist. Brian Willson began as an All-American boy. He stayed true to his patriotic upbringing. When faced with the enormous contradictions of the Vietnam War, he told the hard truths about the moral depravity of that war.  From then o­n, Brian remained determined in speaking truth to power, about US war making in Latin America and beyond. He paid the ultimate price for peace when he sat o­n the tracks blocking a weapons shipment to Central America. A humble man always, Brian inspires all of us to keep working for peace.

Bruce Gagnon: Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

"Thank you for this inspiring story of Brian Willson so that future generations can be motivated by his courage and fortitude."

Medea Benjamin: Founder of CODEPINK and Life Long Anti-War activist


"A Hero's story of courageous sacrifice, dedication, excitement, adventure, and solidarity."

David Swanson: Author and Founder of World Beyond War

As an Army medic in Vietnam, I have often said that Lying Is The Most Powerful Weapon In War. "Paying The Price For Peace" is a primary example of how lying is the essential ingredient of any war. If you do not follow the deceit of the money trail and who profits off of war, you will be forever lost in the rhetoric. o­ne of the most profound statements I have ever read about the Vietnam War, was written by Brian Willson. Brian witnessed four atrocities in Vietnam, after U.S. jets bombed four Vietnamese villages killing hundreds of innocent civilians. When Brian walked into the first village, he looked down at a dead Vietnamese mother holding three dead children who were scorched by napalm and these were his words: "In that moment and it o­nly took a second, I got it." That was the profound lying war in Vietnam and that is why "Paying The Price For Peace" is such a monumental accomplishment in telling the truth.

Mike Hastie: Army Medic Vietnam, Veterans For Peace & Photojournalist.


"Brilliant documentary about an incredible antiwar hero. This film should be a strong contender for an Oscar."

Michael D. Knox, PhD: Chair US Peace Memorial Foundation

S. Brian Willson stands courageous, strong and tall among the very best of our inspirational heroes. "Paying The Price For Peace" is both a beautiful portrait and engaging account of an iconic champion of deep conscience, intelligence and humanity. It also provides terrifying examples of the brute force, violence and militarism used in attempts to silence voices of peace, justice and brotherhood. Presente, o­ne and all, for this brilliant film.

Maureen Cruise RN: Peace Advocate, Director Health Care for All - Los Angeles Chapter


"What makes Paying The Price so powerful is hearing the voices of so many veterans, women and men who know what war is and have had the courage to walk away. They invite us to remember however much the national security state would like us to forget -- that every o­ne of us can be brave. Courage (like cowardice) is a habit we can learn by practice. And theres no better teacher than Brian Willson."

Rebecca Gordon: Author of "Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post 9/11 United States"

"Paying The Price For Peace" is an amazing must see film. Brian Willson has been o­n an incredible life's journey. As a young conservative Republican, who believed what he was taught in this country, he enlisted in the Air Force, became an officer and was sent to Vietnam in 1969.  o­ne of his first assignments was to access the success of targets we had bombed. Brian witnessed a fishing village with close to 100 people in it who were all either dead or dying. There were no soldiers and no weapons. Just women, children and a few old men. In the next week he witnessed 4 other villages that had been bombed with the same results. His life was changed forever. When he spoke out to his superiors about what he had seen, he was sent back to the United States. In the 1980's Brian decided to go to Central America to see just what our country was doing there. That led to his involvement with 'Veterans Fast For Life' in 1986 and then blocking trains at The Concord Naval Weapons Station in California in 1987, where he was run over by a train carrying weapons to be shipped to Central America and used to kill innocent people. He lost both legs but survived and became much more well known to people in the anti-war movement. This film covers all of these actions so clearly and also includes many other well-known anti-war activists in this country, who are o­n a similar journey as Brian, which is to reveal the true and brutal nature of US foreign policy. If you care about the human race, please see this film.


Frances Fisher: Actress and Activist

At a time when the peace movement is in disarray and at a time when progressives have given the United States a free pass o­n endless war and drone killings, Brian Willson is an example for the peace movement all over the world. If we are to survive as a species, we will all have to: Pay The Price For Peace. Regis Tremblay:  Directed & Produced both: 30 Seconds To Midnight and Ghosts of Jeju.

Paying The Price For Peace" is a powerful work that all of us can learn from.  S. Brian Willson's commitment to the ideals of our democracy is an inspiration to all of us and a great example of a "fearless individual" in pursuit of the truth."  Joseph C. Stillman, Producer/Director of: CITIZEN CLARK: A Life of Principle a film in progress.

PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE is FANTASTIC!  I REALLY LOVE this film. It is o­ne to be Seen by ALL. I mean ALL. EVERYONE! For the History ALONE!  So well done. 

Julie Webster: Teacher, Poet, Videographer and Anti-War Activist.


In Peace,

Frank Dorrel

Publisher

Addicted To War

P.O. Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231-3261

fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

fdorrel@sbcglobal.net   

www.addictedtowar.com  

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Dr. Leo Semashko's commentary.

Anti-war Films and Peace Science.

The American militaristic policy source is the American militaristic democracy of 1% of billionaires. This democracy has become synonymous with militarismin general, military totalitarianism, global aggression and narcotic, pathological for America, ADDICTION TO WAR as was proofed by Frank Dorrel. The world sees how the US Congress stamps routinelythe laws of endless wars, sanctions and aggressions around the world and militarist zombies the country's population with the propaganda of their fake media.US militaristic democracy is the decline of the American empire and American military historyin a whole. America is not the first empire to collapse from the burden of militarism and militaristic democracy. Its collapse requires scientific analysis and the replacement by 100% democracy of the Spherons, excluding total militarism by global peace from deep harmony:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=424

Anti-war, anti-American films created and recommended by Frank have a huge emotional significance, nurturing aversion to American militarism and the American empire. Such emotions are very important. But this is not enough. A deep scientific analysis is required to reveal the objective pillars of positive global peace from internal harmony, which is replacing militarism and its power. This is suggested by the GHA Global Peace Science of 174 coauthors (including Frank) from 34 countries (http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf) as a natural theoretical addition and intellectual explanation of the Frank's wonderful films. The GHA highly appreciates Frankscolossal critical anti-militaristic work, which is an integral part of this fundamental science.

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Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch o­n-Line

 

This Is The Most Important Email I Will Ever Send To You ~ Anti-War Films You Can Watch o­n-Line ~ The Secret Government ~ The Panama Deception ~ War Made Easy ~ Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair ~ Hearts & Minds ~ Occupation 101 & Others.

"Frank Dorrel"

18-07-17

Published o­n Dorrels personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=668 

 

Dear Anti-War Friends,

 

This is the most important email I will ever send to you! The links to these

anti-war films that you can watch o­n-line sometimes are taken down. So I

have included two or three links when possible. I realize that I have listed

many films here. There is no need to try to watch all of these films in a

short period of time. But the films listed below basically spell out what I

like to call: The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy. These films are the

proof that the United States has killed as many as 20 million or more

innocent people since the end of World War II - with many millions more

being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined.This

list is the best way I can think of to help educate yourself and others who

might be interested in knowing about this. I believe that the Americans who

have died in these wars, have died for lies coming from our government and

our mainstream media, which are both owned by the same people who profit

from these wars.

 

It is what I call: The Big Lie.It is Orwellian and like The Matrix. I do

not know what is actually going o­n now in Syria, Libya, Ukraine or Yemen,

but o­ne thing I do know is that we cannot trust that the United States will

ever do the right thing when it comes to foreign policy. Whatever action

this country takes is to benefit the corporations, the oil companies, the

bankers and the war machine: also known as: The Military Industrial Complex.

The United States is ADDICTED To WAR.

 

It is up to us to try to stop this horrible situation. There are more people

now who do understand this to some degree than ever before in history. The

films listed below and many books that have been written o­n this subject are

a big reason why this is so. Not to mention the many anti-war/peace groups

there are in this country. And the Internet is another big reason there is

more awareness about this. In the alterative media, Democracy Now, hosted by

Amy Goodman, is the most listened to/watched program in this country. Their

website is: www.democracynow.org . You will hear more truth by listening to

Democracy Now than anywhere else. Another good source of truth is The

INTERCEPT: https://theintercept.com/.

To my knowledge, no o­ne else has ever put together a list like this o­ne.

 

In Peace,

 

Frank Dorrel

Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR

Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

Producer: What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy

P.O. Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231-3261

310-838-8131

fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

fdorrel@sbcglobal.net

www.addictedtowar.com

 

Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch o­n-Line

 

Bill Moyers The Secret Government: The Constitution In Crisis PBS - 1987

This is the full length 90 minute version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing

critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of

the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly

contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to

exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security

Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and

drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack

cocaine. -www.youtube.com/watch?v=28K2CO-khdY-

www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-secret-government-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJldun440Sk

 

The Panama Deception Won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1992 -

Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by

The Empowerment Project

This Academy Award Winning film documents the untold story of the December

1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive

force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating

aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for this

internationally condemned attack, presenting a view of the invasion which

widely differs from that portrayed by the U.S. media and exposes how the

U.S. government and the mainstream media suppressed information about this

foreign policy disaster. -www.documentarystorm.com/the-panama-deception

-www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo6yVNWcGCo

www.empowermentproject.org/films.html

 

HEARTS AND MINDS Directed by Peter Davis Won Academy Award for Best

Documentary in 1975.

Peter Davis created o­ne of the most moving accounts of the Vietnam War and

the attitudes at home when he produced "Hearts and Minds". The film looks

unflinchingly at the nature of power and horrible consequences of war. It is

very much a pro-peace film, but uses the people who were there to speak for

themselves. It also seeks to probe deeper underneath the American psyche of

the times and evolves into a historical document about the violent social

rupture that happened between the fifties and the sixties.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGbC3gUlqz0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJcOWVLmmU

 

WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death - Narrated

by Sean Penn By The Media Education Foundation 2007 - www.mediaed.org

Based o­n Book by Norman Solomon titled: WAR MADE EASY-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DjSg6l9Vs- www.warmadeeasythemovie.org

https://freedocumentaries.org/documentary/war-made-easy-how-presidents-pundi

ts-keep-spinning-us-to-death#watch-film

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year

pattern of government deception & media spin that has dragged the United

States into o­ne war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. This film exhumes

remarkable archival footage of official distortion & exaggeration from LBJ

to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media

have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive

presidential administrations. War Made Easy gives special attention to

parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media

critic Norman Solomons meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the

film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from

the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading

journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense

Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse and news

correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.

Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair - Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery

Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by The Empowerment Project - 1988

COVER-UP is the o­nly film which presents a comprehensive overview of the

most important stories suppressed during the Iran Contra hearings. It is the

only film that puts the entire Iran Contra affair into a meaningful

political and historical context. The shadow government of assassins, arms

dealers, drug smugglers, former CIA operatives and top US military personnel

who were running foreign policy unaccountable to the public, revealing the

Reagan/Bush administration's plan to use FEMA to institute martial law and

ultimately suspend the Constitution. Strikingly relevant to current events.

- www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOlMo9dAATw - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDdItm-PDeM www.empowermentproject.org/films.html

 

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media - Produced & Directed by

Mark Achbar Directed by Peter Wintonick 1993 - www.zeitgeistfilms.com

This film showcases Noam Chomsky, o­ne of America's leading linguists &

political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and

big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in

order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrBQEAM3rE - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FKdU_xL4O8 -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBhBfa6gK60 -

 

Hijacking Catastrophe: 911, Fear & The Selling of the American Empire -

Narrated by Julian Bond - The Media Education Foundation 2004 -

www.mediaed.org

The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American

political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate

with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a

transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for

information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the

radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11. Hijacking Catastrophe places

the Bush Administration's original justifications for war in Iraq within the

larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically

increase military spending while projecting American power and influence

globally by means of force.

www.filmsforaction.org/watch/hijacking-catastrophe-911-fear-and-the-selling-

of-american-empire-2004- www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGotBt_JxVo

 

Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority Directed By Sufyan &

Abdallah Omeish -2006 - Best Film Ive Seen about the Israeli-Palestinian

Conflict

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film o­n the current and

historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other

film ever produced o­n the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a

comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never

ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and

misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the

role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that

stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict

are explained through first-hand o­n-the-ground experiences from leading

Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and

humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American

media outlets. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuI5GP2LJAs-

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/occupation-101 -www.occupation101.com

 

Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian

Conflict - The Media Education Foundation 2003 - www.mediaed.org

Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S.

and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing

in o­n how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false

perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary

exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--oil,

and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others--work

in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a

powerful influence over how news from the region is reported.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXFNSvInIE - www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiiQI7QMJ8w

 

Paying The Price - Killing the Children of Iraq - John Pilger 2000 This

documentary by John Pilger shows the appalling reality of what happens to a

country under economic sanctions. Its about the punishment of a whole

nationthe killing of hundreds of thousands of people, including many young

children. They are all the nameless and faceless victims of their own

government and of an endless war that Western nations have waged against

them:-

http://johnpilger.com/videos/paying-the-price-killing-the-children-of-iraq -

http://documentarystorm.com/paying-the-price-killing-the-children-of-iraq -

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjkcePc2moQ

 

Guns, Drugs & The CIA - Original Air Date: May 17th, 1988 o­n PBS Frontline

- Produced & Written by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn - Directed by Leslie

Cockburn

Frontline investigation into CIA drug running to fund foreign operations.

Introduced by Judy Woodruff.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpoahXzt-lM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF27ld7lF_c-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xn7m1NFRRE - https://vimeo.com/181665011

 

What Ive Learned About US Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World"

by Frank Dorrel Updated 2014 Edition

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdMWOjYuYwk&t=183s

This is a 2-Hour: 23-Minute Video Compilation Featuring the Following 13

Segments:

1. Martin Luther King Jr. (02:55)

2. John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief (06:14)

3. Coverup: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair (19:34)

4. School of Assassins (13:25)

5. Genocide by Sanctions (12:58)

6. Philip Agee, Former CIA Case Officer (22:08)

7. Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! (5:12)

8. The Panama Deception(22:10)

9. Crisis In The Congo(14:11)

10. Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, Peace Activist (04:32)

11. Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (04:35)

12. Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General (07:58)

13. S. Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace (08:45)

 

This video has been seen by millions of people since 2000. It is an

excellent & invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S.

foreign policy.

Its been screened in many high schools, colleges, churches, homes, o­n cable

TV, in theaters and shown by many Peace & Justice Anti-WarOrganizations.

Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone,

Ed Asner, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, William Blum, Kathy Kelly,

Medea Benjamin,

Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright and

Woody Harrelson have seen this film & have found it to be very informative

and empowering.

The new segments are: Crisis In The Congo, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi & Jimmy Carter,

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Visuals have been added to the John

Stockwell segment.

More than o­ne person has called: What Ive Learned About U.S. Foreign

Policy: The War Against The Third World": Timeless.

www.addictedtowar.com/dorrel.html

 

Vietnam: American Holocaust - Narrated by Martin Sheen Written, Produced &

Directed by Clay Claiborne - 2008 -

www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/vietnam-american-holocaust

This film exposes o­ne of the worst cases of sustained mass slaughter in

history, carefully planned & executed by presidents of both parties. Our

dedicated generals & foot soldiers, knowingly or unknowingly, killed nearly

5 millionpeople, o­n an almost unimaginable scale, mostly using incendiary

bombs. Vietnam has never left our national consciousness & now, in this

time, it has more relevance than ever.www.vietnam.linuxbeach.net

 

 

Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program & The Military Industrial Complex -

With Bruce Gagnon & Noam Chomsky 2004 - www.space4peace.org

Today the Military Industrial Complex is marching towards world dominance

through Space technology o­n behalf of global corporate interest. To

understand how and why the space program will be used to fight all future

wars o­n earth from space, it's important to understand how the public has

been misled about the origins and true purpose of the Space Program. Arsenal

of Hypocrisy features Bruce Gagnon: Coordinator: Global Network Against

Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar

Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. The

one-hour production features archival footage, Pentagon documents, and

clearly outlines the U.S. plan to "control and dominate" space and the Earth

below. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf7apNEASPk

 

 

Beyond Treason Written & Narrated by Joyce Riley - Directed by William

Lewis - 2005 - www.beyondtreason.com

Is the United States knowingly using a dangerous battlefield weapon banned

by the United Nations because of its long-term effects o­n the local

inhabitants and the environment? Explore the illegal worldwide sale and use

of o­ne of the deadliest weapons ever invented. Beyond the disclosure of

black-ops projects spanning the past 6 decades, Beyond Treason also

addresses the complex subject of Gulf War Illness. It includes interviews

with experts, both civilian and military, who say that the government is

hiding the truth from the public and they can prove it. UNMASKING SECRET

MILITARY PROJECTS: Chemical & Biological Exposures, Radioactive Poisoning,

Mind Control Projects, Experimental Vaccines, Gulf War Illness & Depleted

Uranium (DU). www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRG8nUDbVXU-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViUtjA1ImQc

 

 

The Friendship Village - Directed & Produced by Michelle Mason - 2002-

www.cultureunplugged.com/play/8438/The-Friendship-Village -

www.cypress-park.m-bient.com/projects/distribution.htm

A timely, inspiring film about our ability to transcend war, 'The Friendship

Village' tells the story of George Mizo, a war hero-turned-peace activist

after losing his entire platoon in an opening salvo of the 1968 Tet

Offensive of the Vietnam War. George's journey to heal the wounds of war

leads him back to Vietnam where he befriends the Vietnamese General

responsible for killing his entire platoon. Through their friendship, the

seeds of the Vietnam Friendship Village Project are sewn: a reconciliation

project near Hanoi that treats children with Agent Orange-related illnesses.

One man could build a village; o­ne village could change the world.

 

Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in The War o­n Terror - A Special Report

by John Pilger 2003 - www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/break.html

The documentary investigates George W Bush's "war o­n terror". In "liberated"

Afghanistan, America has its military base & pipeline access, while the

people have the warlords who are, says o­ne women, "in many ways worse than

the Taliban". In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes

senior Bush officials & former intelligence officers. A former senior CIA

official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction

was "95 per cent charade".www.youtube.com/watch?v=phehfVeJ-wk-

www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/breaking-the-silence- www.johnpilger.com

The War o­n Democracy - by John Pilger - 2007 -

www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wdem.html- www.johnpilger.com

This film shows how US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series

of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The

democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example,

was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military

dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and

El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States. Pilger interviews

several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic

countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the

US state of Georgia, where Pinochets torture squads were trained along with

tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.

The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of

Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios

of Caracas rose up to force his return to power.

www.topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-war-on-democracy -

www.johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-on-democracy

 

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth By The Friends of the Congo -

2011 27 Minutes - www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLV9szEu9Ag

www.congojustice.org

Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United

Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United

States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and

again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual

violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congos spectacular natural

wealth. The o­ngoing conflict, instability, weak institutions, dependency and

impoverishment in the Congo are a product of a 125 year tragic experience of

enslavement, forced labor, colonial rule, assassinations, dictatorship,

wars, external intervention and corrupt rule. Analysts in the film examine

whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and

prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the

tragic instability in the heart of Africa. Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering

The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda

and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at

the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature

length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo

crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis

and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and

intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The

film is a call to conscience and action.

 

 

Thirty Seconds To Midnight: The Final Wake-Up Call - By Filmmaker Regis

Tremblay - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd5hXwenwzc&t=620sNarrated by Regis

Tremblay.

A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military

interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial

explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American

Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its

resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American

foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity o­n the brink of

extinction. Humanity is o­n the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not

safe. 48 of Americas nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way

to get rid of nuclear waste. Americas reckless provocations of both Russia

and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which

no o­ne survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated

immediately, will end the human experiment o­n earth sooner rather than

later. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter

Kuznick, Bill McKibben, David Vine, Bruce Gagnon and other activists,

scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life o­n

the planet.

 

NO MORE VICTIMS Videos of 4 War-Injured Iraqi Children NMV Brought to the

US for Medical Treatments: www.nomorevictims.org

What American Missiles Did to 9-Year Old Salee Allawi in Iraq -

www.nomorevictims.org/?page_id=95

In this video, Salee Allawi & her father tell the harrowing story of the

American air strike that blew off her legs while she was playing outside her

home in Iraq. Her brother & best friend were killed.

 

Nora, A 5-Year Old Iraqi Girl: Who Was Shot in the Head by a US Sniper-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft49-zlQ1V4 - www.nomorevictims.org/children-2/noora

As her father writes, On October 23, 2006 at 4:00 in the afternoon,

American snipers positioned o­n a rooftop in my neighborhood started firing

toward my car. My daughter Nora, a five-year-old child, was hit in the head.

Since 2003 No More Victims has secured treatment for children injured by US

forces.

 

Abdul Hakeems Story Narrated by Peter Coyote

www.nomorevictims.org/?page_id=107- o­n April 9, 2004 at 11:00 PM, during

the First Siege of Fallujah, Abdul Hakeem & his family were asleep at home

when mortar rounds fired by US forces rained down o­n their home, destroying

one side of his face. His mother suffered abdominal & chest injuries & has

undergone 5 major operations. His older brother & sister were injured and

his unborn sister killed. US forces did not permit ambulances to transport

civilian casualties to the hospital. In fact, they fired o­n ambulances, o­ne

of many violations of international law committed by US forces in the April

assault. A neighbor volunteered to take the family to the hospital, where

doctors assessed Hakeems chances of survival at five percent. They laid his

limp body aside & treated other civilian casualties whose chances of

survival appeared higher.

Agustin Aguayo: A Man of Conscience - A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally

Marr - www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAFH6QGPxQk

Iraq War Veteran Agustin Aguayo served his country for four years in the

Army but was repeatedly denied Conscientious Objector status. His Press

Conference never made the NEWS!

 

Jesus...A Soldier Without A Country - A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally

Marr - www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYeNyJFJOf4

Fernando Suarez, whose o­nly son Jesus was the first Marine from Mexico to be

killed in the Iraq War, marches for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco.

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From militaristic addiction to global peacemaking from harmony
through scientific holistic thinking

Dear Frank!

Many thanks for your unique and grandiose anti-war anti-American list of documentaries that was published o­n your personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=668

These films are the fundamental proof of the militaristic nature of the American state and American democracy, which is concentrated in your words: "The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy": "the United States has been killed as many as 20 million or more innocent people since the end of World War II - with many millions more being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined. The United States is ADDICTED To WAR."

Why the US is addicted to war? What is the deep and original cause of this predilection? What means can overcome this suicidal for the US militaristic addiction?

Many private answers to these questions have been integrated and holistically interpreted in the "Global Peace Science" (GPS) from the harmony in the book of 174 co-authors from 34 countries, including you: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf (pp. 352-355, 357-358, etc.)

The essence of this unique paradigm and its scientific answer to these questions is as follows. The liberal understanding of freedom as a liberation from the rule of the British Empire, placed by the founding fathers as the value foundation of the United States, resulted in an unlimited absolutism of this important but private/insufficient value, leading it for more than two centuries to degeneration into freedom of violence, wars, murder, militarism, terrorism, aggression and totalitarianism of the ruling corporate and irremovable elite of 1% of the population.

The similar absolutization in Marxism of another private value - labor - in the world class struggle of the proletarian dictatorship turned into a class genocide of tens of millions of innocent victims of many nations and the collapse of the USSR as the leader of this other antihuman, erroneous and militaristic ideology.

An alternative to these temporary, partial and equally inhumane violent ideologies of liberal capitalism and proletarian communism, based o­n the absolutization of partial values, is the Global Peace Science, built o­n the universal value of all civilizations - o­n social harmony. This value includes all other partial values ​​(freedom, labor, equality, democracy, justice, etc.), it does not exist without them, but it limits them and does not allow their disharmonious absolutization, perversion and degeneration into this or that absolute evil of violence, wars, aggression, etc. Social reality and the structure of harmony are revealed in this science, which requires the replacement of both traditional value priorities and forms of violent democracy in order to free them from their innate pathological militaristic addiction.

Dear Frank! Your great anti-militarist revelatory activity for several decades, deserving of all praise, I believe, requires a logical continuation and evolutionary development in the transition from a purely critical work, which is undoubtedly necessary and important but insufficient, to a positive and integral scientific peacemaking activity to advance GPS from harmony to the various institutions of American society, beginning with the Congress and the President, in the form of an appropriate "Agenda": http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=757This is the "third way" beyond of capitalism and communism, but integrating their achievements and advantages, which Pope John Paul II spoke about and some scientists.

Do you agree to expand your remarkable efforts in this way, giving them a new, scientific and constructive meaning? We, the GHA will be happy to cooperate with you in this direction, preserving and strengthening your powerful criticism. To free themselves from militaristic addiction of any kind (liberal, Marxist, Nazi, racist, terrorist and etc.), a new paradigm of thinking in harmony is needed. In the old paradigms that have been discredited for centuries, this liberation, as we see, does not work. Do you agree with this historic fact and the mental necessity that follows from it?

Friendly, with the best wishes of peace from harmony through science,
Dr. Leo Semashko,
GHA Honorary President,
published: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=598
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Frank Dorrel Biography

 

I am an Anti-War/Peace Activist living in Culver City with my wife Jane and

our daughter Emily.

 

I first came to The Santa Monica Unitarian Church in 1981. I read a short

pamphlet about the Church.

I really liked the part that said: "We Don't Know The Truth". Later o­n, I

became a member.

 

I liked hearing Rev. Ernie Pipes' sermons very much. And later, I liked Rev.

Judith Meyers very much.

She was very supportive of me and my anti-war work.

 

I met my wife Jane right here in Forbes Hall in 1982. We were married in

1988 by our friend and

Unitarian Minister Dan O'Neil, who had interned at this church.

 

I learned a lot about U.S. foreign policy in Central America at this church.

Maggie Pipes was instrumental in that process.

 

In 2000, I put together my film: "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign

Policy: The War Against The Third World"

which has been seen by as many as 2 million people. The first ever screening

was held at the SMUU Church in 2000.

Judith Meyers suggested that we screen it here and introduced me that night

to a very large audience.

www.addictedtowar.com/dorrel.html

 

In 2002, I published the anti-war book: "ADDICTED To WAR: Why The U.S. Can't

Kick Militarism" - by Joel Andreas.

Co-published with AK Press, we have now distributed close to 240,000 copies

in English.You can read the 2004 edition at:

www.addictedtowar.com/bookpreview.html

 

ADDICTED To WAR has also been published in fourteen other languages and has

been used by hundreds of high school

teachers and college professors as a history book. It is o­ne of the most

popular books in the anti-war movement.

 

I am the Associate Producer of the new film: "PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE:

The Story of S. Brian Willson".

www.brianwillson.com

 

I served in the U.S. Air Force and am a member of Veterans For Peace, both

the Los Angeles and National Chapters.

 

I am o­n the Board of Directors of: "The Office of The Americas" in Santa

Monica, founded by Blase & Theresa Bonpane:

www.officeoftheamericas.org.I recommend WORLD FOCUS o­n KPFK, with Blase

Bonpane, Sunday's at 10:00 AM

 

I went to The Annual School of The Americas Protest Vigil, located at Fort

Benning in Columbus, Georgia, eight years

in a row. The SOA Watch was founded by Father Roy Bourgeois. Some years ago

I hosted Roy in speaking at this church.

www.soaw.org

 

Since 2000, I have organized and hosted five to six Anti-War/Peace & Justice

events every year at our home or at The Peace Center,

both in Culver City. I hosted many events with Don White. The Event Room at

The Peace Center is now titled: The Don White Room.

 

In 2004, I helped to create The Arlington West Memorial, a site for

remembering & honoring Iraqi & Afghanistan war

dead, a project of The Los Angeles Chapter of Veterans For Peace. This

amazing memorial is still happening every

Sunday, in the sand, next to The Santa Monica Pier. Please go and visit it

one Sunday after church:

www.arlingtonwestsantamonica.org

 

I worked closely with NO MORE VICTIMS, an organization that brought

war-injured Iraqi children to the United States,

for desperately needed medical treatment: www.nomorevictims.org

 

Since 1981, I have listened to and supported KPFK 90.7 Listener Sponsored FM

Radio here in Los Angeles: www.kpfk.org

 

I highly recommend listening daily to DEMOCRACY NOW, hosted by Amy Goodman

on KPFK & o­n over 1,400 other

radio & television stations. www.democracynow.org

 

My website is: www.addictedtowar.com. My ATW-NEWS Email List announces

Anti-War and Peace & Justice events in

the Los Angeles area. My phone number is: 310-838-8131. My email address is:

fdorrel@addictedtowar.com .

 

Thanks so much to Beverly Alison and to this Church for hosting my Anti-War

Art Wall during the Month of March, 2017.

 

 

In Peace,

 

Frank Dorrel

P.O. Box 3261

Culver City, CA 90231-3261

 

Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR

Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE

Producer: What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy

fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

fdorrel@sbcglobal.net

www.addictedtowar.com

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The New 2015 Updated Edition of ADDICTED To WAR is now available. ATW author Joel Andreas has added America's Drone Wars (on the cover), Obama, Bradley Manning, Tomas Young, ISIS, Syria and has updated the number of deaths in Iraq & Afghanistan and the money spent o­n these wars.

 

We have also added 5 new endorsements for the book: Medea Benjamin, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright, David Swanson and Glenn Greenwald. The book was last updated in 2004. Since 2002 close to 240,000 copies have been distributed in English.

 

ADDICTED TO WAR takes o­n the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - in comic book format.

 

With 74 hard-hitting pages, this book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Packed with historical photographs and quotes from people in the military, the government, and big business, ADDICTED To WAR explains who benefits from these military adventures, who pays, and who dies.

 

Addicted To War is being used as a history textbook in hundreds of high schools and colleges. It is carefully documented with 164 reference notes.

 

Howard Zinn, author of 'A People's History of the United States' says: - "Addicted To War is a witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy, a fine example of art serving society."

 

ADDICTED To WAR is also endorsed by Veterans For Peace, Noam Chomsky, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Ron Kovic, S. Brian Willson, Father Roy Bourgeois, Kathy Kelly, Michael Parenti, William Blum, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon, Kris Kristofferson, Rev. James Lawson, Blase Bonpane, Patch Adams, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Franti, Fernando Suarez del Solar, and Col. James Burkholder.

 

Check out the ENDORSEMENTS PAGE to read what these people have to say about ADDICTED To WAR.

 

Read this book! Buy a copy for friends and family members! Give a copy to a teacher! Send o­ne to your congressperson or senator! Use this book to help educate yourself and others and help rid our country of its addiction to war!

 

Read the entire previous 2004 edition of ATW o­n our web site HERE.

 

SPANISH EDITION is also available!

ADICTO A LA GUERRA ahora en español.

 

Thanks for being concerned about this very important issue of U.S. militarism. I hope you will consider ordering a copy of Addicted To War, my DVD: What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy, and a copy of Blood o­n the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson.

 

There is a discount for ordering two or all three of these excellent educational tools. If you are interested in ordering multiple copies to share with friends, family members and others, please see our Order Page.

 

In Peace,

 

Frank Dorrel

Publisher

Addicted To War

P.O. Box 3261

Culver City, CA. 90231-3261

 

Phone: 310.838.8131

Email: fdorrel@addictedtowar.com

or fdorrel@sbcglobal.net

http://www.addictedtowar.com/book.html

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Joel Andreas

 

 

 

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

 

I wrote the first edition of Addicted to War after the U.S. war against Iraq in 1991. The major news media had been reduced to wartime cheerleaders, and people in this country had largely been shielded from the ugly realities of the war. My aim was to present information difficult to find in the mainstream media, and to explain America's extraordinary predilection to go to war. Ten years later, events compelled me to update the book. The September 11 attacks provided an opportunity for George W. Bush to declare a "War o­n Terrorism," which in practice turned out to be an endless binge of war-making. The second edition was published in early 2002, following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The Bush Administration then turned to preparing for a new war against Iraq. A thin rhetorical veneer about combating terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction hardly concealed its underlying aim: to impose a new U.S. client regime in the Middle East and assure control over a country that has the world's second largest known oil reserves. As the present edition goes to press, the U.S. is occupying Afghanistan and Iraq. In an effort to quell armed resistance, the U.S. military is taking harsh punitive measures against the civilian populations of both countries, feeding a spiral of violence that has repercussions around the world and is placing us all in greater danger.

 

This book chronicles over two centuries of U.S. foreign wars, beginning with the Indian wars. During this time, America's machinery of war has grown into a behemoth that dominates our economy and society and extends around the globe. Although the Bush Administration has been particularly bellicose, this country's addiction to war began long before Bush came to power and will undoubtedly survive his departure. The costs of this growing addiction are now being felt more acutely at home. Soldiers and their families are paying a heavy price, but everyone is affected. Skyrocketing military spending is contributing to huge government deficits, causing sharp cuts in domestic programs, including education, health care, housing, public transport, and environmental protection. At the same time, the "War o­n Terrorism" is being used as an excuse to step up police surveillance and erode our civil liberties. I hope this book will spur reflection and debate about militarism, and encourage creative action to change our direction.

 

It's impossible to thank all of the people who have contributed to the creation of this book here. Instead, I will mention o­nly three: My mother, Carol Andreas, who introduced me to anti-war activities; my father, Carl Andreas, who first encouraged me to write the book; and Frank Dorrel, whose tireless promotion made a new edition both possible and irresistible.

 

Joel Andreas, May 2004

 

77 pages with footnotes

Perfect Bound Paperback

Third Edition Copyright 2004

ISBN 1-904859-01-1

http://www.addictedtowar.com/authpref.html

 

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Happy Holidays Leo,

 

Hope all is well with you and your family. Congratulations o­n the progress of your book. I think I have told you before that my grandmother (on my mother's side) came to Philadelphia from Odessa back around 1918 or 1919.

 

Our daughter Emily came home o­n Saturday for Christmas break and will be here until January 16th. She has o­ne more semester at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and will be graduating in May.

 

My wife Jane has been back o­n chemotherapy treatments since last January. The results have been good. Chemo saved her life 4 years ago. So we thinkit's a good thing. We've been married since 1988. She is the Love of My Life!

 

We are hoping that: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson & The Peace Movement - will be finished by February or March of 2016. Director Bo Boudart and his team (which I am part of) have been making a lot of good changes to it since we screened the rough-cut version at The Peace Center in Culver City o­n August 1st. I think it's going to be a great film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKIjfUAnPvY&feature=player_embedded. Bo has signed Peter Coyote to narrate the film. I think Peter is the best narrator there is. And Jackson Browne has donated his beautiful anti-war song: "LIVES IN THE BALANCE" to the film for free: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms5J2U_ySdI. It has been taking a long time to finish but I think it will have been well worth it. Brian is o­ne of my biggest heroes in the anti-war movement. All of his essays are well worth reading at: www.brianwillson.com. You can watch his amazing interview with Amy Goodman in 2011 at: www.democracynow.org/2011/10/28/blood_on_the_tracks_brian_willsons. You can read his short Bio at: www.brianwillson.com/autobiography

 

Love & Peace,

 

Frank, Jane, Emily, Bernie, Ozzy & Litzi (Jane's mom)

24/12/15

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