Frank Dorrel, Anti-War Activist

Frank Dorrel, Prominent Peace Activist Profiled in New Video

Frank Dorrel has been an activist for Peace for decades.  He has published books, participated in demonstrations,  put out video documentaries,  given interviews,  and  is  a fixture at the Los Angeles Times annual Book Festival where he chats with thousands of visitors each year.

It seems that Frank is almost a lone voice against war these days.  With the world careening toward new ultra destructive conflicts, he seems to be the last man standing and advocating for Peace.  The anti-War movement seemed to stall when Obama became President, although he launched new wars in Africa, illegally sent drones and troops to interfere with nations around the world, his agents overthrowing the government  of the Ukraine, blasting  Libya out of existence, and arming  the Saudis in their genocidal attack on Yemen.  Things are getting worse under Trump, with the Saudis now not only continuing a massive bombing campaign in Yemen, but now getting  ready to invade Qatar and possibly go to war in Iran.  The U.S. still supports terrorist groups in Syria, shooting down Syrian  government aircraft and bombing Syrian government  positions. North Korea is in the sights of the Pentagon.  Afghanistan continues to be an unending war, with thousands of civilian casualties.

Kudos to Frank Dorrel, standing up to all this madness.



A Poem By J. Webster

Dateline: Afghanistan

predator-firing-missile4Drones kill them, drones kill us.

What’s the worry, what’s the fuss.

Drones kill you, drones kill me.

We’re all not free, till no drones can you see.


Children look at bombs from the sky

Oops! They’re dead, oh me, oh my….

Is it worth it…to get bad guys?

I’d say not, when you see the children’s eyes.


Afraid to look, at the crack of dawn.

A town was once here, but now it’s gone.

So much destruction from afar

Half of a house, the remains of a car.


Why are they killing us? What do they care

About our daily life. How can they dare…

To know what we think, what we feel in our hearts.

Presuming we’re bad, are they lacking in smarts.


Stupid, uncaring, fearful and mean

Or perhaps they’ve been sheltered

And just haven’t seen.


Or they listen to Fox, instead of real news.

No consciousness at all, no sign of the blues.

In schools they don’t learn what’s wrong from what’s right.

We allow our kids to play war games and fight.


It’s strange…yes…insane…

that we don’t feel their pain.

We kill them for greed and for our own gain.


But suppose we’re the victims, bombs dropping on us?

What would we do when they turn us to dust?

Would we be strong, would we play fair?

How would WE hide from drones in OUR air?


But wait I forgot….WE don’t really care!