- Austin IMC: Activist shut down army recruiting station at Dobie Mall – This put a smile on my face. It always seemed so scummy to have a recruiting station at the Dobie Mall (a small shopping mall (bottom two floors) in the Dobie building (the rest of the building is a high-rise dormitory for UT-Austin.
- MSNBC/Reuters: ‘Human shield’ convoy to go to Iraq — London group says thousands may join in anti-war effort
- The remaining links on this post are courtesy of the PRISM E-pistle
- Bruderhof.com: Radical Love: Living the Sermon on the Mount, by Eberhard Arnold
- …Love does not take the slightest part in hostilities, strife, or war, nor can it ever return curses and hate, hurt and enmity – neither in the individual nor in the community. Love is not influenced by any hostile power. No change of circumstance can change the attitude of Jesus and his followers. He does nothing but love, make peace, wish and ask for good, and work good deeds. Where the peace of Jesus Christ dwells, war dies out, weapons are smelted down, and hostility vanishes. Love has become boundless; in Jesus it has achieved absolute sovereignty…
- NY Times Magazine: The Burden by Michael Ignatieff
- …what word but “empire” describes the awesome thing that America is becoming? It is the only nation that polices the world through five global military commands; maintains more than a million men and women at arms on four continents; deploys carrier battle groups on watch in every ocean; guarantees the survival of countries from Israel to South Korea; drives the wheels of global trade and commerce; and fills the hearts and minds of an entire planet with its dreams and desires…
- NY Times: A Toast to Moral Clarity, by Nicholas D. Kristof
- …Even if we could agree on what constitutes terrorism, it’s often not obvious what we should do about it. Pakistan has done more than Iraq to support terrorism (in Kashmir), but instead of invading Pakistan, Mr. Bush has quite sensibly sent aid – for bolstering President Pervez Musharraf is the best hope for ending the violence. Circumstances vary, so sometimes we kill those engaged in terrorism, and sometimes we invite them for state visits… — An interesting thought but I don’t know if sending aid to MILITARY DICTATOR (not President) Musharraf is such a great idea either.