Addicted To War
ADDICTED To WAR ART WALL
13-Minute Video with Frank Dorrel
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
At The Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church
Introduction by Maureen Cruise - Video by Paul Hunt
Thanks to Beverly Alison, Who Made My ADDICTED To WAR ART WALL Happen.
What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy - 2015 Edition -
ADDICTED To WAR Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_E0Ji8tkvw&t=154s
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Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch on-Line
This Is The Most Important Email I Will Ever Send To You ~ Anti-War Films You Can Watch on-Line ~ The Secret Government ~ The Panama Deception ~ War Made Easy ~ Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair ~ Hearts & Minds ~ Occupation 101 & Others.
Published on Dorrel’s personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=668
Dear Anti-War Friends,
This is the most important email I will ever send to you! The links to these
anti-war films that you can watch on-line sometimes are taken down. So I
have included two or three links when possible. I realize that I have listed
many films here. There is no need to try to watch all of these films in a
short period of time. But the films listed below basically spell out what I
like to call: “The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy”. These films are the
proof that the United States has killed as many as 20 million or more
innocent people since the end of World War II - with many millions more
being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined.This
list is the best way I can think of to help educate yourself and others who
might be interested in knowing about this. I believe that the Americans who
have died in these wars, have died for lies coming from our government and
our mainstream media, which are both owned by the same people who profit
from these wars.
It is what I call: “The Big Lie”.It is Orwellian and like The Matrix. I do
not know what is actually going on now in Syria, Libya, Ukraine or Yemen,
but one thing I do know is that we cannot trust that the United States will
ever do the right thing when it comes to foreign policy. Whatever action
this country takes is to benefit the corporations, the oil companies, the
bankers and the war machine: also known as: The Military Industrial Complex.
The United States is ADDICTED To WAR.
It is up to us to try to stop this horrible situation. There are more people
now who do understand this to some degree than ever before in history. The
films listed below and many books that have been written on this subject are
a big reason why this is so. Not to mention the many anti-war/peace groups
there are in this country. And the Internet is another big reason there is
more awareness about this. In the alterative media, Democracy Now, hosted by
Amy Goodman, is the most listened to/watched program in this country. Their
website is: www.democracynow.org . You will hear more truth by listening to
Democracy Now than anywhere else. Another good source of truth is The
To my knowledge, no one else has ever put together a list like this one.
Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR
Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE
Producer: What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy
P.O. Box 3261
Culver City, CA 90231-3261
Important Anti-War Films You Can Watch on-Line
Bill Moyer’s The Secret Government: The Constitution In Crisis – PBS - 1987
This is the full length 90 minute version of Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing
critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of
the United States Government to carry out operations which are clearly
contrary to the wishes and values of the American people. The ability to
exercise this power with impunity is facilitated by the National Security
Act of 1947. The thrust of the exposé is the Iran-Contra arms and
drug-running operations which flooded the streets of our nation with crack
The Panama Deception – Won Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1992 -
Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery – Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by
The Empowerment Project
This Academy Award Winning film documents the untold story of the December
1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive
force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating
aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for this
internationally condemned attack, presenting a view of the invasion which
widely differs from that portrayed by the U.S. media and exposes how the
U.S. government and the mainstream media suppressed information about this
foreign policy disaster. -www.documentarystorm.com/the-panama-deception
HEARTS AND MINDS – Directed by Peter Davis – Won Academy Award for Best
Documentary in 1975.
Peter Davis created one of the most moving accounts of the Vietnam War and
the attitudes at home when he produced "Hearts and Minds". The film looks
unflinchingly at the nature of power and horrible consequences of war. It is
very much a pro-peace film, but uses the people who were there to speak for
themselves. It also seeks to probe deeper underneath the American psyche of
the times and evolves into a historical document about the violent social
rupture that happened between the fifties and the sixties.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGbC3gUlqz0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdJcOWVLmmU
WAR MADE EASY: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us To Death - Narrated
by Sean Penn – By The Media Education Foundation – 2007 - www.mediaed.org
Based on Book by Norman Solomon titled: WAR MADE EASY-
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year
pattern of government deception & media spin that has dragged the United
States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. This film exhumes
remarkable archival footage of official distortion & exaggeration from LBJ
to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media
have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive
presidential administrations. War Made Easy gives special attention to
parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media
critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the
film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from
the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading
journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense
Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse and news
correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.
Cover-Up: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair - Narrated by Elizabeth Montgomery –
Directed by Barbara Trent - Produced by The Empowerment Project - 1988
COVER-UP is the only film which presents a comprehensive overview of the
most important stories suppressed during the Iran Contra hearings. It is the
only film that puts the entire Iran Contra affair into a meaningful
political and historical context. The shadow government of assassins, arms
dealers, drug smugglers, former CIA operatives and top US military personnel
who were running foreign policy unaccountable to the public, revealing the
Reagan/Bush administration's plan to use FEMA to institute martial law and
ultimately suspend the Constitution. Strikingly relevant to current events.
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOlMo9dAATw - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDdItm-PDeM www.empowermentproject.org/films.html
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media - Produced & Directed by
Mark Achbar – Directed by Peter Wintonick – 1993 - www.zeitgeistfilms.com
This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists &
political dissidents. It also illustrates his message of how government and
big media businesses cooperate to produce an effective propaganda machine in
order to manipulate the opinions of the United States populous.–
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrBQEAM3rE - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FKdU_xL4O8 -
Hijacking Catastrophe: 911, Fear & The Selling of the American Empire -
Narrated by Julian Bond - The Media Education Foundation – 2004 -
The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American
political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate
with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a
transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for
information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the
radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11. Hijacking Catastrophe places
the Bush Administration's original justifications for war in Iraq within the
larger context of a two-decade struggle by neo-conservatives to dramatically
increase military spending while projecting American power and influence
globally by means of force.
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority – Directed By Sufyan &
Abdallah Omeish -2006 - Best Film I’ve Seen about the Israeli-Palestinian
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and
historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other
film ever produced on the conflict -- 'Occupation 101' presents a
comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never
ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and
misconceptions. The film also details life under Israeli military rule, the
role of the United States in the conflict, and the major obstacles that
stand in the way of a lasting and viable peace. The roots of the conflict
are explained through first-hand on-the-ground experiences from leading
Middle East scholars, peace activists, journalists, religious leaders and
humanitarian workers whose voices have too often been suppressed in American
media outlets. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuI5GP2LJAs-
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: US Media & the Israeli-Palestinian
Conflict - The Media Education Foundation – 2003 - www.mediaed.org
Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land provides a striking comparison of U.S.
and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East, zeroing
in on how structural distortions in U.S. coverage have reinforced false
perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This pivotal documentary
exposes how the foreign policy interests of American political elites--oil,
and a need to have a secure military base in the region, among others--work
in combination with Israeli public relations strategies to exercise a
powerful influence over how news from the region is reported. –
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSXFNSvInIE - www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiiQI7QMJ8w
Paying The Price - Killing the Children of Iraq - John Pilger – 2000 – This
documentary by John Pilger shows the appalling reality of what happens to a
country under economic sanctions. It’s about the punishment of a whole
nation—the killing of hundreds of thousands of people, including many young
children. They are all the nameless and faceless victims of their own
government and of an endless war that Western nations have waged against
Guns, Drugs & The CIA - Original Air Date: May 17th, 1988 – on PBS Frontline
- Produced & Written by Andrew and Leslie Cockburn - Directed by Leslie
Frontline investigation into CIA drug running to fund foreign operations.
Introduced by Judy Woodruff.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpoahXzt-lM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF27ld7lF_c-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xn7m1NFRRE - https://vimeo.com/181665011
“What I’ve Learned About US Foreign Policy: The War Against The Third World"
– by Frank Dorrel – Updated 2014 Edition
This is a 2-Hour: 23-Minute Video Compilation Featuring the Following 13
1. Martin Luther King Jr. (02:55)
2. John Stockwell, Ex-CIA Station Chief (06:14)
3. Coverup: Behind The Iran-Contra Affair (19:34)
4. School of Assassins (13:25)
5. Genocide by Sanctions (12:58)
6. Philip Agee, Former CIA Case Officer (22:08)
7. Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now! (5:12)
8. The Panama Deception(22:10)
9. Crisis In The Congo(14:11)
10. Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, Peace Activist (04:32)
11. Jimmy Carter, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (04:35)
12. Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General (07:58)
13. S. Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran for Peace (08:45)
This video has been seen by millions of people since 2000. It is an
excellent & invaluable educational tool that reveals the true nature of U.S.
It’s been screened in many high schools, colleges, churches, homes, on cable
TV, in theaters and shown by many Peace & Justice Anti-WarOrganizations.
Howard Zinn, S. Brian Willson, Blase Bonpane, Michael Parenti, Oliver Stone,
Ed Asner, Father Roy Bourgeois, Ramsey Clark, William Blum, Kathy Kelly,
Susan Sarandon, Chalmers Johnson, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright and
Woody Harrelson have seen this film & have found it to be very informative
The new segments are: Crisis In The Congo, Dr. Dahlia Wasfi & Jimmy Carter,
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Visuals have been added to the John
More than one person has called: “What I’ve Learned About U.S. Foreign
Policy: The War Against The Third World": “Timeless”.
Vietnam: American Holocaust - Narrated by Martin Sheen – Written, Produced &
Directed by Clay Claiborne - 2008 -
This film exposes one of the worst cases of sustained mass slaughter in
history, carefully planned & executed by presidents of both parties. Our
dedicated generals & foot soldiers, knowingly or unknowingly, killed nearly
5 millionpeople, on an almost unimaginable scale, mostly using incendiary
bombs. Vietnam has never left our national consciousness & now, in this
time, it has more relevance than ever.www.vietnam.linuxbeach.net
Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program & The Military Industrial Complex -
With Bruce Gagnon & Noam Chomsky – 2004 - www.space4peace.org
Today the Military Industrial Complex is marching towards world dominance
through Space technology on behalf of global corporate interest. To
understand how and why the space program will be used to fight all future
wars on earth from space, it's important to understand how the public has
been misled about the origins and true purpose of the Space Program. Arsenal
of Hypocrisy features Bruce Gagnon: Coordinator: Global Network Against
Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar
Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. The
one-hour production features archival footage, Pentagon documents, and
clearly outlines the U.S. plan to "control and dominate" space and the Earth
below. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf7apNEASPk
Beyond Treason – Written & Narrated by Joyce Riley - Directed by William
Lewis - 2005 - www.beyondtreason.com
Is the United States knowingly using a dangerous battlefield weapon banned
by the United Nations because of its long-term effects on the local
inhabitants and the environment? Explore the illegal worldwide sale and use
of one of the deadliest weapons ever invented. Beyond the disclosure of
black-ops projects spanning the past 6 decades, Beyond Treason also
addresses the complex subject of Gulf War Illness. It includes interviews
with experts, both civilian and military, who say that the government is
hiding the truth from the public and they can prove it. UNMASKING SECRET
MILITARY PROJECTS: Chemical & Biological Exposures, Radioactive Poisoning,
Mind Control Projects, Experimental Vaccines, Gulf War Illness & Depleted
Uranium (DU). www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRG8nUDbVXU-
The Friendship Village - Directed & Produced by Michelle Mason - 2002-
A timely, inspiring film about our ability to transcend war, 'The Friendship
Village' tells the story of George Mizo, a war hero-turned-peace activist
after losing his entire platoon in an opening salvo of the 1968 Tet
Offensive of the Vietnam War. George's journey to heal the wounds of war
leads him back to Vietnam where he befriends the Vietnamese General
responsible for killing his entire platoon. Through their friendship, the
seeds of the Vietnam Friendship Village Project are sewn: a reconciliation
project near Hanoi that treats children with Agent Orange-related illnesses.
One man could build a village; one village could change the world.
Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in The War on Terror - A Special Report
by John Pilger – 2003 - www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/break.html
The documentary investigates George W Bush's "war on terror". In "liberated"
Afghanistan, America has its military base & pipeline access, while the
people have the warlords who are, says one women, "in many ways worse than
the Taliban". In Washington, a series of remarkable interviews includes
senior Bush officials & former intelligence officers. A former senior CIA
official tells Pilger that the whole issue of weapons of mass destruction
was "95 per cent charade".www.youtube.com/watch?v=phehfVeJ-wk-
The War on Democracy - by John Pilger - 2007 -
This film shows how US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series
of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. The
democratically elected Chilean government of Salvador Allende, for example,
was ousted by a US backed coup in 1973 and replaced by the military
dictatorship of General Pinochet. Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and
El Salvador have all been invaded by the United States. Pilger interviews
several ex-CIA agents who took part in secret campaigns against democratic
countries in the region. He investigates the School of the Americas in the
US state of Georgia, where Pinochet’s torture squads were trained along with
tyrants and death squad leaders in Haiti, El Salvador, Brazil and Argentina.
The film unearths the real story behind the attempted overthrow of
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez in 2002 and how the people of the barrios
of Caracas rose up to force his return to power.
Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth – By The Friends of the Congo -
2011 – 27 Minutes - www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLV9szEu9Ag –
Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United
Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United
States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and
again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual
violence and rape, and widespread looting of Congo’s spectacular natural
wealth. The ongoing conflict, instability, weak institutions, dependency and
impoverishment in the Congo are a product of a 125 year tragic experience of
enslavement, forced labor, colonial rule, assassinations, dictatorship,
wars, external intervention and corrupt rule. Analysts in the film examine
whether U.S. corporate and government policies that support strongmen and
prioritize profit over the people have contributed to and exacerbated the
tragic instability in the heart of Africa. Crisis in the Congo: Uncovering
The Truth explores the role that the United States and its allies, Rwanda
and Uganda, have played in triggering the greatest humanitarian crisis at
the dawn of the 21st century. The film is a short version of a feature
length production to be released in the near future. It locates the Congo
crisis in a historical, social and political context. It unveils analysis
and prescriptions by leading experts, practitioners, activists and
intellectuals that are not normally available to the general public. The
film is a call to conscience and action.
Thirty Seconds To Midnight: The Final Wake-Up Call - By Filmmaker Regis
Tremblay - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd5hXwenwzc&t=620s–Narrated by Regis
A shocking documentary that traces the origins of U.S. genocides, military
interventions and wars from the 15th century when the white, colonial
explorers first came to the Americas to the very present. American
Exceptionalism, Manifest Destiny, and the right to claim the earth and its
resources as their own are the beliefs that are the foundation of American
foreign policy in the 21st Century that has humanity on the brink of
extinction. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not
safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking and there is no way
to get rid of nuclear waste. America’s reckless provocations of both Russia
and China, two nuclear-armed countries, risk a nuclear holocaust from which
no one survives. Climate change and global warming, if not mitigated
immediately, will end the human experiment on earth sooner rather than
later. Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Ann Wright, Peter
Kuznick, Bill McKibben, David Vine, Bruce Gagnon and other activists,
scholars, and authors explain and clarify the crisis and threats to life on
NO MORE VICTIMS – Videos of 4 War-Injured Iraqi Children NMV Brought to the
US for Medical Treatments: www.nomorevictims.org
What American Missiles Did to 9-Year Old Salee Allawi in Iraq -
In this video, Salee Allawi & her father tell the harrowing story of the
American air strike that blew off her legs while she was playing outside her
home in Iraq. Her brother & best friend were killed.
Nora, A 5-Year Old Iraqi Girl: Who Was Shot in the Head by a US Sniper-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft49-zlQ1V4 - www.nomorevictims.org/children-2/noora
As her father writes, “On October 23, 2006 at 4:00 in the afternoon,
American snipers positioned on a rooftop in my neighborhood started firing
toward my car. My daughter Nora, a five-year-old child, was hit in the head.
Since 2003 No More Victims has secured treatment for children injured by US
Abdul Hakeem’s Story – Narrated by Peter Coyote –
www.nomorevictims.org/?page_id=107- on April 9, 2004 at 11:00 PM, during
the First Siege of Fallujah, Abdul Hakeem & his family were asleep at home
when mortar rounds fired by US forces rained down on their home, destroying
one side of his face. His mother suffered abdominal & chest injuries & has
undergone 5 major operations. His older brother & sister were injured and
his unborn sister killed. US forces did not permit ambulances to transport
civilian casualties to the hospital. In fact, they fired on ambulances, one
of many violations of international law committed by US forces in the April
assault. A neighbor volunteered to take the family to the hospital, where
doctors assessed Hakeem’s chances of survival at five percent. They laid his
limp body aside & treated other civilian casualties whose chances of
survival appeared higher.
Agustin Aguayo: A Man of Conscience - A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally
Marr - www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAFH6QGPxQk
Iraq War Veteran Agustin Aguayo served his country for four years in the
Army but was repeatedly denied Conscientious Objector status. His Press
Conference never made the NEWS!
Jesus...A Soldier Without A Country - A Short Film by Peter Dudar & Sally
Marr - www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYeNyJFJOf4
Fernando Suarez, whose only son Jesus was the first Marine from Mexico to be
killed in the Iraq War, marches for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco.
From militaristic addiction to global peacemaking from harmony
through scientific holistic thinking
Many thanks for your unique and grandiose anti-war anti-American list of documentaries that was published on your personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=668
These films are the fundamental proof of the militaristic nature of the American state and American democracy, which is concentrated in your words: "The True Nature of U.S. Foreign Policy": "the United States has been killed as many as 20 million or more innocent people since the end of World War II - with many millions more being injured, losing their homes and having their way of life ruined…. The United States is ADDICTED To WAR."
Why the US is addicted to war? What is the deep and original cause of this predilection? What means can overcome this suicidal for the US militaristic addiction?
Many private answers to these questions have been integrated and holistically interpreted in the "Global Peace Science" (GPS) from the harmony in the book of 174 co-authors from 34 countries, including you: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf (pp. 352-355, 357-358, etc.)
The essence of this unique paradigm and its scientific answer to these questions is as follows. The liberal understanding of freedom as a liberation from the rule of the British Empire, placed by the founding fathers as the value foundation of the United States, resulted in an unlimited absolutism of this important but private/insufficient value, leading it for more than two centuries to degeneration into freedom of violence, wars, murder, militarism, terrorism, aggression and totalitarianism of the ruling corporate and irremovable elite of 1% of the population.
The similar absolutization in Marxism of another private value - labor - in the world class struggle of the proletarian dictatorship turned into a class genocide of tens of millions of innocent victims of many nations and the collapse of the USSR as the leader of this other antihuman, erroneous and militaristic ideology.
An alternative to these temporary, partial and equally inhumane violent ideologies of liberal capitalism and proletarian communism, based on the absolutization of partial values, is the Global Peace Science, built on the universal value of all civilizations - on social harmony. This value includes all other partial values (freedom, labor, equality, democracy, justice, etc.), it does not exist without them, but it limits them and does not allow their disharmonious absolutization, perversion and degeneration into this or that absolute evil of violence, wars, aggression, etc. Social reality and the structure of harmony are revealed in this science, which requires the replacement of both traditional value priorities and forms of violent democracy in order to free them from their innate pathological militaristic addiction.
Dear Frank! Your great anti-militarist revelatory activity for several decades, deserving of all praise, I believe, requires a logical continuation and evolutionary development in the transition from a purely critical work, which is undoubtedly necessary and important but insufficient, to a positive and integral scientific peacemaking activity to advance GPS from harmony to the various institutions of American society, beginning with the Congress and the President, in the form of an appropriate "Agenda": http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=757This is the "third way" beyond of capitalism and communism, but integrating their achievements and advantages, which Pope John Paul II spoke about and some scientists.
Do you agree to expand your remarkable efforts in this way, giving them a new, scientific and constructive meaning? We, the GHA will be happy to cooperate with you in this direction, preserving and strengthening your powerful criticism. To free themselves from militaristic addiction of any kind (liberal, Marxist, Nazi, racist, terrorist and etc.), a new paradigm of thinking in harmony is needed. In the old paradigms that have been discredited for centuries, this liberation, as we see, does not work. Do you agree with this historic fact and the mental necessity that follows from it?
Friendly, with the best wishes of peace from harmony through science,
Dr. Leo Semashko,
GHA Honorary President,
Frank Dorrel Biography
I am an Anti-War/Peace Activist living in Culver City with my wife Jane and
our daughter Emily.
I first came to The Santa Monica Unitarian Church in 1981. I read a short
pamphlet about the Church.
I really liked the part that said: "We Don't Know The Truth". Later on, I
became a member.
I liked hearing Rev. Ernie Pipes' sermons very much. And later, I liked Rev.
Judith Meyers very much.
She was very supportive of me and my anti-war work.
I met my wife Jane right here in Forbes Hall in 1982. We were married in
1988 by our friend and
Unitarian Minister Dan O'Neil, who had interned at this church.
I learned a lot about U.S. foreign policy in Central America at this church.
Maggie Pipes was instrumental in that process.
In 2000, I put together my film: "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign
Policy: The War Against The Third World"
which has been seen by as many as 2 million people. The first ever screening
was held at the SMUU Church in 2000.
Judith Meyers suggested that we screen it here and introduced me that night
to a very large audience.
In 2002, I published the anti-war book: "ADDICTED To WAR: Why The U.S. Can't
Kick Militarism" - by Joel Andreas.
Co-published with AK Press, we have now distributed close to 240,000 copies
in English.You can read the 2004 edition at:
ADDICTED To WAR has also been published in fourteen other languages and has
been used by hundreds of high school
teachers and college professors as a history book. It is one of the most
popular books in the anti-war movement.
I am the Associate Producer of the new film: "PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE:
The Story of S. Brian Willson".
I served in the U.S. Air Force and am a member of Veterans For Peace, both
the Los Angeles and National Chapters.
I am on the Board of Directors of: "The Office of The Americas" in Santa
Monica, founded by Blase & Theresa Bonpane:
www.officeoftheamericas.org.I recommend WORLD FOCUS on KPFK, with Blase
Bonpane, Sunday's at 10:00 AM
I went to The Annual School of The Americas Protest Vigil, located at Fort
Benning in Columbus, Georgia, eight years
in a row. The SOA Watch was founded by Father Roy Bourgeois. Some years ago
I hosted Roy in speaking at this church.
Since 2000, I have organized and hosted five to six Anti-War/Peace & Justice
events every year at our home or at The Peace Center,
both in Culver City. I hosted many events with Don White. The Event Room at
The Peace Center is now titled: The Don White Room.
In 2004, I helped to create The Arlington West Memorial, a site for
remembering & honoring Iraqi & Afghanistan war
dead, a project of The Los Angeles Chapter of Veterans For Peace. This
amazing memorial is still happening every
Sunday, in the sand, next to The Santa Monica Pier. Please go and visit it
one Sunday after church:
I worked closely with NO MORE VICTIMS, an organization that brought
war-injured Iraqi children to the United States,
for desperately needed medical treatment: www.nomorevictims.org
Since 1981, I have listened to and supported KPFK 90.7 Listener Sponsored FM
Radio here in Los Angeles: www.kpfk.org
I highly recommend listening daily to DEMOCRACY NOW, hosted by Amy Goodman
on KPFK & on over 1,400 other
radio & television stations. www.democracynow.org
My website is: www.addictedtowar.com. My ATW-NEWS Email List announces
Anti-War and Peace & Justice events in
the Los Angeles area. My phone number is: 310-838-8131. My email address is:
Thanks so much to Beverly Alison and to this Church for hosting my Anti-War
Art Wall during the Month of March, 2017.
P.O. Box 3261
Culver City, CA 90231-3261
Publisher: ADDICTED To WAR
Associate Producer: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE
Producer: What I've Learned About US Foreign Policy
The New 2015 Updated Edition of ADDICTED To WAR is now available. ATW author Joel Andreas has added America's Drone Wars (on the cover), Obama, Bradley Manning, Tomas Young, ISIS, Syria and has updated the number of deaths in Iraq & Afghanistan and the money spent on these wars.
We have also added 5 new endorsements for the book: Medea Benjamin, Cynthia McKinney, Col. Ann Wright, David Swanson and Glenn Greenwald. The book was last updated in 2004. Since 2002 close to 240,000 copies have been distributed in English.
ADDICTED TO WAR takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - in comic book format.
With 74 hard-hitting pages, this book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country. Packed with historical photographs and quotes from people in the military, the government, and big business, ADDICTED To WAR explains who benefits from these military adventures, who pays, and who dies.
Addicted To War is being used as a history textbook in hundreds of high schools and colleges. It is carefully documented with 164 reference notes.
Howard Zinn, author of 'A People's History of the United States' says: - "Addicted To War is a witty and devastating portrait of U.S. military policy, a fine example of art serving society."
ADDICTED To WAR is also endorsed by Veterans For Peace, Noam Chomsky, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Ramsey Clark, Ron Kovic, S. Brian Willson, Father Roy Bourgeois, Kathy Kelly, Michael Parenti, William Blum, Martin Sheen, Ed Asner, Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon, Kris Kristofferson, Rev. James Lawson, Blase Bonpane, Patch Adams, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Franti, Fernando Suarez del Solar, and Col. James Burkholder.
Check out the ENDORSEMENTS PAGE to read what these people have to say about ADDICTED To WAR.
Read this book! Buy a copy for friends and family members! Give a copy to a teacher! Send one to your congressperson or senator! Use this book to help educate yourself and others and help rid our country of its addiction to war!
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SPANISH EDITION is also available!
ADICTO A LA GUERRA ahora en español.
Thanks for being concerned about this very important issue of U.S. militarism. I hope you will consider ordering a copy of Addicted To War, my DVD: What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy, and a copy of Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson.
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I wrote the first edition of Addicted to War after the U.S. war against Iraq in 1991. The major news media had been reduced to wartime cheerleaders, and people in this country had largely been shielded from the ugly realities of the war. My aim was to present information difficult to find in the mainstream media, and to explain America's extraordinary predilection to go to war. Ten years later, events compelled me to update the book. The September 11 attacks provided an opportunity for George W. Bush to declare a "War on Terrorism," which in practice turned out to be an endless binge of war-making. The second edition was published in early 2002, following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The Bush Administration then turned to preparing for a new war against Iraq. A thin rhetorical veneer about combating terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction hardly concealed its underlying aim: to impose a new U.S. client regime in the Middle East and assure control over a country that has the world's second largest known oil reserves. As the present edition goes to press, the U.S. is occupying Afghanistan and Iraq. In an effort to quell armed resistance, the U.S. military is taking harsh punitive measures against the civilian populations of both countries, feeding a spiral of violence that has repercussions around the world and is placing us all in greater danger.
This book chronicles over two centuries of U.S. foreign wars, beginning with the Indian wars. During this time, America's machinery of war has grown into a behemoth that dominates our economy and society and extends around the globe. Although the Bush Administration has been particularly bellicose, this country's addiction to war began long before Bush came to power and will undoubtedly survive his departure. The costs of this growing addiction are now being felt more acutely at home. Soldiers and their families are paying a heavy price, but everyone is affected. Skyrocketing military spending is contributing to huge government deficits, causing sharp cuts in domestic programs, including education, health care, housing, public transport, and environmental protection. At the same time, the "War on Terrorism" is being used as an excuse to step up police surveillance and erode our civil liberties. I hope this book will spur reflection and debate about militarism, and encourage creative action to change our direction.
It's impossible to thank all of the people who have contributed to the creation of this book here. Instead, I will mention only three: My mother, Carol Andreas, who introduced me to anti-war activities; my father, Carl Andreas, who first encouraged me to write the book; and Frank Dorrel, whose tireless promotion made a new edition both possible and irresistible.
Joel Andreas, May 2004
77 pages with footnotes
Perfect Bound Paperback
Third Edition Copyright 2004
Happy Holidays Leo,
Hope all is well with you and your family. Congratulations on the progress of your book. I think I have told you before that my grandmother (on my mother's side) came to Philadelphia from Odessa back around 1918 or 1919.
Our daughter Emily came home on Saturday for Christmas break and will be here until January 16th. She has one more semester at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and will be graduating in May.
My wife Jane has been back on chemotherapy treatments since last January. The results have been good. Chemo saved her life 4 years ago. So we thinkit's a good thing. We've been married since 1988. She is the Love of My Life!
We are hoping that: PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson & The Peace Movement” - will be finished by February or March of 2016. Director Bo Boudart and his team (which I am part of) have been making a lot of good changes to it since we screened the rough-cut version at The Peace Center in Culver City on August 1st. I think it's going to be a great film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKIjfUAnPvY&feature=player_embedded. Bo has signed Peter Coyote to narrate the film. I think Peter is the best narrator there is. And Jackson Browne has donated his beautiful anti-war song: "LIVES IN THE BALANCE" to the film for free: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms5J2U_ySdI. It has been taking a long time to finish but I think it will have been well worth it. Brian is one of my biggest heroes in the anti-war movement. All of his essays are well worth reading at: www.brianwillson.com. You can watch his amazing interview with Amy Goodman in 2011 at: www.democracynow.org/2011/10/28/blood_on_the_tracks_brian_willsons. You can read his short Bio at: www.brianwillson.com/autobiography
Love & Peace,
Frank, Jane, Emily, Bernie, Ozzy & Litzi (Jane's mom)