Although tyranny may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it first destroys the national institutions of its own people.
US social forum: War Powers: Who Decides?
At the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit, activists involved in the "Bring the Guard Home - It's the law!" campaign discuss the idea of democratizing defense, giving citizens greater control over decisions about the use of the U.S, military and especially each state's National Guard.
Speakers: Leah Bolger, David Swanson, Kevin Zeese, George Martin
Moderator: Ben Manski
Part 1: "What is 'The problem?' in terms of the way in which decisions about war and peace are made? What are its origins?"
Part 2: "What are the two most important reforms required to democratize defense, and why?"
Part 3: "How do we get there -- how do we build a movement to get there, what does it look like, and what does it do?"
Part 4: Questions from the audience.
Part 5: More questions from the audience.