Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke finds parallels between inner city violence and wars abroad. The violent conflict in Iraq and the street violence in Liberty Cit ... More >>
One of the horrors of fighting a war against a loosely-organized group of insurgents, like the United States is currently doing in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the ever present threat of seemingly random attacks. But what if there was a mathematical pattern that could be used to predict those attacks? W ... More >>
Capt. Agustin Dominguez understands the ebb-and-flow of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as only a battle-hardened soldier who's been there truly can.Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsAn Iraqi soldier on patrolDominguez, a Miami native and '98 grad of Palmetto Senior High, followed a stint in northern ... More >>
U.S. military deserters once again flock to Canada to avoid war. Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Here is Calle Ocho's favorite protest group Code Pink throwing shoes at a guy in a Bush mask outside of the White House, because these very mature actions will end the Iraq War tomorrow. The Washington Post has decided to be a very wry version of The Daily Show, and documented the whole thing while ... More >>
Be very afraid, revelers.
Riptide was preparing to cross the Alligator Alley this past Wednesday to go and visit the familia in a horrible, horrible place known as Collier County. On the way we stopped to get gas somewhere way out in west Broward. We don't remember the name of the town - Weston? Miramar? Bumfuck? Baghdad? La ... More >>
Gunnery Sgt. Marcelo R. Velasco, 40, of Miami died in Iraq last week. He is the 4,202nd US Troop to be killed in this war. [Defense Link]Do these people have any sort of heart? Do they have any sort of sense of what's right for society beyond responding to their base level fears and ignorance? Plans ... More >>
"Madam, my whig has an H in it." "Well, my wig has a cruise ship in it, so you best step up your game." During the grueling Democratic primary, the Republican party was more than happy to sit back and watch the Dems tear their own party apart from the inside. Ha. So much for that. Now it's the Rep ... More >>
Russ and Kevin Otway could be poster boys for South Florida's green set. The 29-year-old twins grew up on a 32-foot boat in the Virgin Islands without a refrigerator. By age 6, they were diving for lobster. Their family wasted little and lived from the sea. After graduating high school in 1997, the ... More >>
Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war.
Remember April 28, 2007? Probably not. That's when some activists, many of them anti-Iraq war crusaders, got together across the country to use their bodies to spell out IMPEACH. The paltry showing on Coney Island could barely muster a sad E. But more and more anti-war activists are becoming more vo ... More >>
He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Who’s minding the Miami Police Department?
John and Yoko would be proud A few dozen demonstrators gathered late Tuesday in South Beach to protest the war in Iraq and rally to bring the troops home. Waving signs that read "Honk" and "Bush, Cheney, send your own kids," the 42 volunteers from the action group moveon.org were among hundreds ... More >>
When every member of Florida's 124th Infantry returned from Iraq alive, it seemed too good to be true. It was.
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs
A conversation with director James Longley
This past Veterans Day weekend, volunteers from grassroots groups Democracy for America Miami and Veterans for Peace put up 2500 markers — white plastic boards on metal posts — in Lummus Park on Ocean Drive Between 8th and 10th streets. Most of the boards were handwritten with the names ... More >>
Today Is Tonight (Drama Club Records)
What are they good for?
These guys just don’t like war. What’s wrong with them?
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire
The urban music community responds to Katrina and the aftermath
Gunner Palace shows what the news doesn't
Mix the first two and you will encounter the third
Florida's Seabee reservists went to Iraq to help, not fight. But they fought and died
Democrats come to Florida to fight over a party platform and what happens? No fighting!
Looming televisions dominate the stage -- and the action -- in this antiwar play
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
First, get unified; next, give out food
The antiwar battle continues
In Miami, the antiwar movement is making some people kooky