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Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy is a freelance writer and bassist for a band based out of Oakland, CA. He received a BA in Philosophy and Politics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2006. He has since been an editor at a weekly newspaper and currently works at a civil rights law firm in Oakland.

Moloch Rising – The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex

May 27, 2011
US Military Prowess

Fifty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a speech during his final days in office warned of the dangers of what he described as the “military industrial complex”.  Eisenhower feared that combining the nation’s military with a growing arms industry would be a recipe for disaster. He stated on January 17, 1961: “In...

Reset and Restart

December 20, 2010
Treaty Lock

START treaty ratification is under assault from a majority of Republicans in the Senate who think the treaty is too generous to the Russians. They are, evidently, unconcerned with the risk of not having inspectors on the ground in Russia.

Money is Not Democracy!

November 6, 2010
Money vs Democracy

The conclusion of the 2008 anti-factory farm documentary Food, Inc. was that we “vote three times a day...at breakfast, lunch and dinner,”