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Armistice Day, then and now 100 years later.

This past Armistice day, November 11th 2017 Antiwar.com lunched its end of year fundraising campaign in a big way with $20,000 of Crypto Currency matching funds from Bitcoin.com and the addition of of BItcoinCash, Dash and Zcash to its accepted digital currency’s. This marks only the beginning of our efforts to remember Armistice day as next year is the 100th anniversary of the Day that originally commemorated the armistice that ended the First World War on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year in 1918.

Here is a recap of a number of articles written on the topic this year.

Veterans Day: ‘Appropriate Homage’

by Thomas Knapp Antiwar.com

Bring Back Armistice Day and Honor the Real Heroes

by Arnold Oliver Antiwar.com

Armistice Day

by Anthony Gregory The Independent institute, independent.org

How and why politicians exploit Veterans Day

Why politicians hated Armistice Day but love Veterans Day

By Perry Willis DownsizeDC.org

Perry Willis wrote a number of posts related to war this past month, including;

Render your verdict on four early U.S. wars.

How Teddy Roosevelt started the chain of events that led to Pearl Harbor.

Was U.S. participation in WW1 the worst mistake ever?

Did U.S. policies play a role in creating the communist threat?

Was Adolf Hitler Woodrow Wilson’s “love child?

Veterans for Peace.

Veteran for peace have for several years run campaigns around Armistice day with the hashtag #ReclaimArmisticeDay Armistice and this year focused around Diplomacy Not War in North Korea.

We also held and social media giveaway and will be posting the winners next week, if you would like to get more involved in the the conversation and get active for peace, please join our facebook discussion group here.

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I’m already against the next war

Shoot first and ask questions later.
It seems that the Land of the Free has retooled its foreign policy to mirror this B-movie dialogue. Perhaps this is an expected outcome after decades of standoff with the USSR and the ever escalating war technology. During the cold war, the visible antiwar movement lost its momentum. The U.S. was building the bombs but it wasn’t dropping them on anyone. The war technology kept ramping up as a “deterrent” and we learned that, as treaties increasingly called on the U.S. to be the defender of allies and the police force in “problem” places in the world, the U.S. could stand on the neck of almost anyone and bring them into submission. This isn’t right or righteous, this is tyranny.

You reap what you sow.
20 years ago, a small group of people recognized this growing post cold war pattern. Antiwar.com was born to collect and curate news and information that exposed this growing predilection for U.S. aggressive action in foreign land. Today we are harvesting the bitter fruit of this policy with increased terrorism, suitcase bombs, increased paranoia and burdensome security measures, loss of privacy, warrantless phone taps and other infringements of our rights here at home.

I’m Already Against the Next War
Right now, Antiwar.com is sounding an urgent call to action. Foreign activity is high and we don’t see an outcome where any new President will alter the current course. We need a loud and persistent voice that says, “I’m Already Against the Next War”. A few weeks ago, Antiwar.com launched a brand new activity site: Antiwar.me. Here you can find tools and techniques for being a part of that persistent voice. You can join their social media Thunderclap, download free social media images and get great premium gifts for your financial pledge. Antiwar.com is a very lean organization and relies on contributions from readers and supporters to fund their original journalism and commentary and now the activity site. Even a $20 donation is much appreciated and earns you a limited edition red poppy pin.

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The contest is almost over!

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