Creating a More Peaceful World

by November 22, 2012
 

A lot of Wall Street money goes into promoting militarism as a wholesome endeavor, but much as their sentimental appeals overwhelm patriotic consumers’ emotions, there is an illogic to the cult of violence that leaves the world fearful and veterans traumatized. As the largest per capita ethnic group represented in the US military, American Indians have suffered more than most. As the poorest communities on the most polluted lands — much of it from toxic military waste — Native Americans need to have a stronger voice in our country’s discussion about national priorities in a world where militarism bleeds our common wealth dry.

In The Militarization of Indian Country, author Winona LaDuke starts that discussion.

Story continues below
Indigenous Peoples are putting their bodies on the line and it's our responsibility to make sure you know why. That takes time, expertise and resources - and we're up against a constant tide of distorted news and misinformation. By supporting IC, you're empowering the kind of journalism we all need, at the moment we need it most.