Peace in Our Time: Obama’s Munich, Part III by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
crossposted on Buzzflash.com
December 24, 2010

We have examined what really happened at the famous Munich meeting between the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and the German Chancellor Adolf Hitler that concluded on September 30, 1938.  We then reviewed the parallels between what Chamberlain was really after at Munich, which had nothing to do with “appeasement,” and what Obama was really doing with the “tax deal,” which has mainly to do with carrying out Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) right-wing policies while appearing to be a conciliator.  Since the signing of the tax give-away, Obama has achieved a series of apparent legislative successes.  They have been trumpeted by the Administration, the DLC, and the new DLC lookalike, the “No Labels” something or other, as demonstrating the “triumph” of “bipartisanship.”

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Don’t Go, Don’t Kill (DGDK) by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
originally published on Al Jazeera
December 24, 2010

The recent repeal of the US military policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is far from being the human rights advancement some are touting it to be. I find it intellectually dishonest, in fact, illogical on any level to associate human rights with any military, let alone one that is currently dehumanising two populations as well as numerous other victims of it’s clandestine “security” policies.

Placing this major contention aside, the enactment of the bill might be an institutional step forward in the fight for “equality”; however institutions rarely reflect reality.

Do we really think that the US congress vote to repeal the act and Obama signing the bill is going to stop the current systemic harassment of gays in the military?

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