YAL in Action

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Tag: war
  • BRING THEM HOME at University Of Toledo

    We risk and waste a lot of time, money, resources, and people with some of our past and present foreign policies and involvement. While bringing attention to this on the anniversary of our invasion in Iraq, we also sought to show support for our brave and praiseworthy troops! Many students showed support or interest, read …

  • Bring Them Home at St. Lawrence University

    YAL at St. Lawrence University held their Bring Them Home event last Tuesday, April 3rd in the Sullivan Student Center. Wanting to have one of the signs from the kit at eye-level (Leadership Institute taught me well), we taped one of the “military checkpoint” signs to an easel next to our table. Our vice president …

  • Churchill Was Right

    On Friday (January 20th, 2017), I went with a couple of friends to see the Milo Yiannopoulos speech at University of Washington. We got there at around 2:30-3:00 PM for a 7:00 PM speech, just to make sure we got some good seats. Protesters were mostly pretty calm, just waving signs, but we figured there’d …

  • “What does it mean to be anti-war”?

    In April 2015, as I was in my sophomore year of college, I went to a YAL meeting. The speaker at the meeting was Dr. Ross Levatter and he gave one of the best “anti-war” talks that I had ever heard. I was so moved by it and helped me so much in advancing my …

  • US Foreign Policy: The Definition of Insanity

    On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, becoming the 4th consecutive president to announce the bombing of Iraq. He made no mention that it was likely the United States’ intervention in 2003 that facilitated ISIS’s rise to power, as Senator Rand Paul noted in a recent interview with …

  • Our Obsession with Iraq Highlights our Blind Spot for Saudi Arabia

    All we hear about now is how dangerous ISIS is to the United States and how we must start a new war in Iraq to defeat them.  Let’s compare ISIS, the current Iraqi Government, and Saddam’s Iraqi government to Saudi Arabia. Which entity is the primary financier of Al Qaeda? Saudi Arabia “Saudi donors remain …

  • The Draft and the Thirteenth Amendment

    While strolling through news sources today I couldn’t help but notice the New York Times column calling for people in my age bracket to be conscripted. Author Thomas Riggs puts forth his case as to why we need to re-institute the draft and some methods for doing so. Like many who have called for a …

  • Prayer for War and Peace

    Thanks to an anonymous source, I was led to this great video taking place in 1900.  It’s a short film of Mark Twain’s short story, “The War Prayer.”  The text of the story may be read here.  It’s gist is that as soldiers prepare to go to war they attend a church service in which …

  • The Best Thing To Come Out Our Current Wars in the Middle East

  • “This is How These Soldiers Were Trained to Act”

    Here’s a great interview from an Iraq Veterans Against the War member, Josh Stieber. Josh discusses the Wikileaks video of the Apache Helicopter killing civilians and two Reuters employees. He takes the position that you’re missing the point if you just simply think these soldiers were inhumane and evil. He argues it’s a much broader …