End All Wars and Prosecute American War Criminals. We should remind ourselves every so often about what our Constitution says about the “War Powers Clause” which resides within Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. This clause sets forth Congress’ legal right to declare war when necessary. In relation to the exercising of war powers, it is estimated that only five known wars have been declared under the authority of the United States Constitution: These include: The War of 1812, Spanish/American War, Mexican/American War, WWI, and WWII. All other war conflict has been unconstitutional. Peace pays a dividend to all citizens, not just a few.
The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War
THE Kuala Lumpur Global Peace Forum of concerned peoples from all five continentsUNITED in the belief that peace is the essential condition for the survival and well-being of the human race,
DETERMINED to promote peace and save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,
OUTRAGED over the frequent resort to war in the settlement of disputes between nations,
DISTURBED that militarists are preparing for more wars,
TROUBLED that use of armed force increases insecurity for all,
TERRIFIED that the possession of nuclear weapons and the imminent risk of nuclear war will lead to the annihilation of life on earth.
To achieve peace we now declare that:
To these ends the Forum resolves to establish a permanent Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur to:
~IMPLEMENT this Initiative.
~OPPOSE policies and programmes that incite war.
~SEEK the cooperation of NGOs worldwide to achieve the goals of this Initiative.
nowar Homepage: http://www.perdana4peace.org/
Endless War: How Shooting Games Perpetuate War as the New Normal
by Patricia Hernandez
War is routinized, war is a spectacle, war is sanitized, war is surveillance.
Games like Medal of Honor: Warfighter will go through great lengths to become an ‘authentic’ experience; the marketing often emphasizes how much they consult military experts on the depictions and mechanics of war represented. More recently, Medal of Honor has come under criticism for their decision to partner with brands who sell the actual guns represented in the game--they're not just realistic weapons, they're real, see?
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