Stories by Fred Branfman

Fred Branfman, who died in 2014, was published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Harper’s, and many other publications. He was the author of "Voices From the Plain of Jars." AlterNet memorialized his work in an article. subscribe to Fred Branfman's feed

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Ten quotes illustrate his megalomania and indifference to the deaths of untold numbers of civilians.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Fred Branfman's final piece for AlterNet asks Israel's supporters: Where do you draw the line between 'defense' and atrocities?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You can transform your life for the better by breaking through your denial about death.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's our duty to save democracy from the authoritarianism emerging from the Executive Branch.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Executive justifies its actions, like all authoritarian institutions, on the grounds that it is protecting us. We must reverse the tide.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

I learned how the power of the executive branch has corrupted mass media.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Congress, judiciary and the mass media no longer provide constitutionally mandated checks and balances; they are largely extensions of Executive power.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What does it mean to be called a 'liberal' when you don't stand in the way of killing innocents?

Posted on: Jun 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Executive Branch leaders have killed, wounded and made homeless well over 20 million human beings in the last 50 years, mostly civilians.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's evil, lawless and authoritarian. And as NSA leaker Snowden has shown us, its aims are to be all-powerful.

Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Branfman's book "Voices From The Plain Of Jars: Life Under An Air War" brings us face to face with the almost unimaginable atrocities committed by the U.S. Military.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Including ten quotes that illustrate his megalomania and indifference to the deaths of untold numbers of civilians.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Stone's TV series, "Untold History of the United States," digs deep into American atrocities the mainstream media doesn't spend much time on.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Clinton's visit to Laos should focus on cleaning up the 80 million unexploded bombs the US left behind from the Vietnam War. Instead, it's all about realpolitik.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source: Salon

I first met Noam Chomsky in Laos, where I showed him the devastating effects of U.S. air raids.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Presidents serve the institutional interests of the corporations behind them. A President McCain may have at least triggered a true progressive fight.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obama should be held accountable for vastly expanding the military establishment's worldwide license to kill.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2011, Source: Truthdig

The Obama Administration is pushing for the very policies that are destabilizing Pakistan and its nuclear materials.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Wikileaks has shown that our government and military form a 'vast lying machine' that perpetrates mass murder in our name.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Rather than seeking to stabilize Pakistan, General David Petraeus has been irresponsibly lighting matches with his shortsighted use of Special Forces and drone strikes.