Jack Gilroy

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Jack is an anti-drone activist. His plays and novels focus on young men and women who resist war. You can read more at www.bensalmon.org. Jack can be reached at: jgilroy1955@gmail.com.
The Maine-Endwell School District in Upstate New York Set a Wonderful Precedent By Hosting a Peace Day on September 21 Children around the world need to be taught that killing brothers and sisters, and fellow humans anywhere is murder and should never be allowed.  In the United States, the vast majority...
Cluster Bombs Have Killed at Least 67,000 Vietnamese Since the Vietnam War Ended One of President Joe Biden's biographers, David Hagan, author of No Ordinary Joe, tells the story of a 10-year-old Joe Biden taking a $5 bet to climb a burning coal pile in his hometown of Scranton. Young Joe took...
The United Nations reports that we now have the highest number of violent conflicts since World War II. Against that backdrop, we have little anti-war action world-wide. Professor Joan Roelofs’ eye-opening book The Trillion Dollar Silencer makes clear the reasons why there is so little pushback from people in the United States, the leading...
The village of Endicott, New York, is where the computer age began. International Business Machines, or IBM, has roots in Endicott back to 1916 as a time clock company. It later became the acclaimed leader in the design and building of business machines and, in 1981, introduced to the...
Media pundits and politicians blame lax gun laws, social isolation and mental illness for mass shootings, but ignore the advent of a fascist culture that venerates the U.S. military. In the wake of a barrage of mass shootings, the media have offered a variety of explanations centering predominantly on the...
The U.S. media have been saturated by reports of Ukrainian suffering since the Russian invasion of February 24, 2022, and of heroic Ukrainian resistance. Even progressive media outlets and politicians have favored more arms supplies to Ukraine in this climate. When Congress passed a massive $13.6 billion aid package to...
Who Profits When Our Pastors of Peace Become Enablers of War? We feel it is a hallmark of our American democracy that although our religious communities may differ in their beliefs, their leaders can nevertheless reach out to one another across those differences to unite around basic moral principles of...
An international grassroots movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched. Go to www.bankillerdrones.org to see the teamwork results of this excellent resource on the United States’s not-so-secret assassinations around the world. A group of long-time anti-drone war organizers, including Nick...