Jen Soriano is a Pinay writer, communications strategist, and musician based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is communications coordinator for the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, an alliance of mass-based organizations connecting local struggles in the U.S. with international movements for human rights, economic justice, and global well-being. She is also a co-founder and board chair of the Center for Media Justice.
As a writer, Jen has worked with Mother Jones magazine, Free Speech Radio News, the Center for Investigative Reporting and Free Speech TV. Her stories have appeared in Mother Jones, Filipinas Magazine, Left Turn Magazine and The Christian Science Monitor. She's been a fan of War Times since picking up a paper in 2002, and is honored to be part of the new War Times columnist crew.
The late Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz famously said that it was Mexico’s misfortune to be “so far from God, so close to the United States.” Puerto Rico’s new governor elect, Alejandro García Padilla, believes it’s Puerto Rico’s good
How do we Move Beyond Military Business as Usual?
During the state of the Union Address on Tuesday, Obama shouted out the DoD as a clean energy partner.
“I’m proud to announce that the Department of Defense, working with us, the world’s largest consumer of energy, will make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history -– with the Navy purchasing enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year.”
Q - What do you call a media empire that has been deliberately used to shape public opinion in favor of the Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libyan wars?
A - A Weapon of Mass Destruction
Month in Review, October 2010
By Jen Soriano
Shadow wars assault life, liberty and privacy under a fog of state deception. Like the shape-shifting U.S. military, they do their dirty work in many ways.
To resist the landslide of attacks on our eroding civil liberties in the US, we've got to know more about the intelligence and security complex that has us active political types in their sites.
But first, a little perspective on just how sprawling a system it is that we're facing.
Former director of national intelligence Admiral Dennis C. Blair told the Washington Post: "After 9/11, when we decided to attack violent extremism, we did as we so often do in this country," he said. "The attitude was, if it's worth doing, it's probably worth overdoing."