Stories by Frida Berrigan

Frida Berrigan is a columnist for Waging Nonviolence and serves on the National Committee of the War Resisters League. She lives in New London, Conn., with her husband Patrick and their three children.  subscribe to Frida Berrigan's feed

Posted on: Feb 24, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

For me, resistance is the new patriotism.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

We know where that problem ends, but it starts somewhere, too.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

'Why do the police kill people?' 'Are they going to kill me?'

Posted on: Oct 6, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

We are afraid for our kids who need to be protected from a world of dangers.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Frida Berrigan offers a glimpse into her childhood as a witness to America's military industrial complex.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2014, Source: OR Books

An excerpt from Frida Berrigan's new book, 'It Runs in the Family,' on being raised in a household of political revolutionaries.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2014, Source: Waging Nonviolence, OpenDemocracy

"There is the twin sense of stigma and solidarity that comes along with shopping with state benefits."

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

On his second day in office, President Obama issued an executive order to shut down Guantanamo in a year. But the prison remains open, and prisoners still languish without trial.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source:

We must ignore the defense contractors' claims that defense spending will stimulate the economy.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source:

Tackling the Pentagon, with its mega-budget and its mega-power, may be the hardest task Obama faces.

Posted on: May 30, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Protesters were convicted of "unlawful free speech" for peaceful demonstrations on behalf of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

Posted on: May 27, 2008, Source:

The Pentagon has developed a taste for unrivaled power and unequaled access to the treasury that won't be easily undone by future administrations.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2008, Source:

Five years into Iraq, Bush denies any link between Americans' economic pain and war spending.

Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source: In These Times

While the United States demands that other countries end their nuclear programs, the Bush administration is busy planning a new generation of nuclear weapons known as "Complex 2030."

Posted on: May 22, 2007, Source:

The United States is a proud nation of firsts -- among them weapon sales, military expenditure, oil consumption, CO2 emissions, external debt, private military personnel and more.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The contradictions between what the administration is demanding of Tehran and other powers, and the nuclear capabilities it is pursuing for its own arsenal, are provocative and dangerous.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2007, Source:

The Armed Forces can't adequately equip those already in uniform, but the Pentagon is committing itself to massive corporate contracts for new high-tech weapons systems slated to come on-line decades from now.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2006, Source:

If we paid as much attention to shady backroom deals between governments and arms dealers as we do to celebrities, the world would be a much safer place.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2006, Source:

From human life, to security, to money: The Iraq war is all losses and no gains.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As a U.S. citizen and a Christian, this International Human Rights Day I am marching against torture, and for humanity.