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Aggregated Occupier #24: “War is a Racket,” Part 2, by Major General Smedley D. Butler | #S17 | Shut Down Bain Capital!

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm
[audio http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/AO/aggregrated_occupier_24-25aug2012.mp3]

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #24, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (8/24):

News:

  • Occupy Changed the Conversation: Now We Change the World!
  • Shut Down Bain Capital

Feature:

War is a Racket,Part 2, by Major General Smedley D. Butler

Wikipedia notes:

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.

After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech “War is a Racket.” The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title that was published in 1935 by Round Table Press, Inc., of New York.

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Peace,
Raymond

Aggregated Occupier #23: “War is a Racket,” Part 1, by Major General Smedley D. Butler | #S17

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm
[audio http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/AO/aggregrated_occupier_17-18aug2012.mp3]

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #23, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (8/17):

News:

On #S17, Follow the Money: All Roads Lead to Wall Street

Feature:

War is a Racket,Part 1, by Major General Smedley D. Butler

Wikipedia notes:

War Is a Racket is the title of two works, a speech and a booklet, by retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler. In them, Butler frankly discusses from his experience as a career military officer how business interests commercially benefit from warfare.

After his retirement from the Marine Corps, Gen. Butler made a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his speech “War is a Racket.” The speech was so well received that he wrote a longer version as a small book with the same title that was published in 1935 by Round Table Press, Inc., of New York.

Tune in!

Peace,
Raymond

Aggregated Occupier #22: “Violence and Human Nature,” Part 2, by Howard Zinn | Portland Community Center Raided | Chalkupy LA

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm
[audio http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/AO/aggregrated_occupier_10-11aug2012.mp3]

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #22, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (8/11):

News:

  • Newly Founded Community Center in Portland Targeted by Police
  • Occupy LA Chalk Protest Coming Back To Downtown LA: One Arrest Already

Feature:

“Violence and Human Nature,” Part 2, by Howard Zinn

Zinn’s summary: A discussion on “human nature” seems inevitable in any discussion of war and its causes. And the belief in some innate human drive for war is very widespread. As someone involved constantly in arguments about the reasons for war, I could not simply dismiss, without examination, that belief. I turned to my own experience inWorld War II for clues, and also to survey what scientific evidence I could find on whether, indeed, there exists a “war instinct.” 

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Peace,
Raymond