"He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder." Einstein
Action Alert: Army moves Marc Hall's court martial to Iraq
The U.S. military plans to extradite stop-lossed Iraq veteran and IVAW member, Marc Hall, to Iraq "within a few days" to face court martial for allegedly threatening military officers in a protest rap song he made.
Marc has been sitting in Liberty County jail near Fort Stewart, GA since December 11, 2009 becuse he wrote a song called, "Stop Loss" about the practice of involuntarily extending military members' contract.
Marc's lawyer believes that moving him to Iraq will violate his due process, isolating him from his legal support and making calling witnesses on his behalf nearly impossible.
He is working hard to prevent Marc's extradition to Iraq, and your calls right now can make a big difference.
Take action to support Marc by calling Ft. Stewart Public Affairs Chief, Kevin Larson at 912-435-9879. Tell him that 1) you are opposed to holding Specialist Marc Hall's court martial in Iraq and 2) all charges against Marc should be dropped. If you are a veteran, mention that during your call.
Thank you for helping Marc. Your calls in the next few days are very important.
IVAW Supporters to host alternative Super Bowl parties this Sunday.
Militarism pervades our society in obvious and subtle ways, and to the average citizen, the intrusion of martial values in all aspects of life often goes unquestioned. The National Football League takes pride in its relationship to the military, but we want to challenge this traditon of linking the violence of war with competitive sports.
With IVAW's alternative Super Bowl parties, help us shine a light on one area of our society where patritic symbolism is used to mask the realities of war. It's not too late to host a party or join one in your area.Click here to view the list of parties taking place or register your own.
The military has long-standing connections with the National Football Leage. Download our Fact Sheet by clicking here.
Click here to download Super Bowl party food recipes submitted by supporters.
Watch Dave Zirin's political analysis of this year's Super Bowl on today's Democracy Now.
Correction: In our last newsletter of 1.14.10 inviting people to host Super Bowl parties, we incorrectly previewed Gen. Petraeus' coin toss and other military involvement in this year's Super Bowl. That information was from a news article previewing last year's game. Our apologies for the confusion. However, this year's Super Bowl will feature the customary military flyover and we will be watching to see what other military references appear during the proceedings.