Jobless Kabul and the Works of War

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KathyKelly
“FJuly 30, 2014 Kabul—Last week, here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteers welcomed activist Carmen Trotta, from New York, who has lived in close community with impoverished people in his city for the past 25 years, serving meals, sharing housing, and offering hospitality to the best of his ability. Put simply and in its own words, his community, founded by Dorothy Day, exists to practice “the works of mercy” and to “end the works of war.” We wanted to hear Carmen’s first impressions of traveling the streets of Kabul on his way from the airport to the working class neighborhood where he’ll be staying as the APVs’ welcome guest.”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/30/jobless-kabul-works-war/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/31/jobless-kabul-and-the-works-of-war%E2%80%A8/, Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/jobless-kabul-and-the-works-of-war, Chicago Activism http://www.chicagoactivism.org/archives/11178, EuroAsia Review http://www.eurasiareview.com/31072014-jobless-kabul-works-war/
Date: July 30,31,2014

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War’s Other Casualties: The Situation in Gaza and the Global Refugee Crisis

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MelGurtov
“By the time John Kerry left Tel Aviv and a 12-hour ceasefire began on July 26, 2014, the body count in Gaza had reached 856 Palestinians and 40 Israelis dead, as well as several thousand wounded. Now, the Palestinian toll has exceeded 1,000. Left out of the casualty figures, but no less important, are all the people who have been forced from their homes and have become refugees in their own country. This reality, that war’s heaviest impact is on civilian populations, is often obscured by its frequency. People flee as the bombs fall; another refugee camp is set up to house thousands of them; and thousands more line the roads leading to another country. How often have we read such reports?”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: THe Olahoma City Herald, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/30/wars-casualties-situation-gaza-global-refugee-crisis/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/31/gaza-and-the-global-refugee-crisis/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gaza-and-the-global-refugee-crisis, Mel Gurtov Blog http://mgurtov.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/post-37-wars-other-casualties-the-situation-in-gaza-and-the-global-refugee-crisis/
Date: July 28,31,2014

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Some Thoughts on Provocation

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lfinley

“Here we go again. Another loud-mouthed commentator perpetuating the storyline that somehow, victims of domestic violence provoke their abusers. This time, it was Steven A. Smith on ESPN’s First Look. In a two minute diatribe Smith at first seem to recognize how appalling it is that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been suspended for only two games after violently assaulting his then-fiancé (now wife) in an elevator, punching her in the face and knocking her out completely.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in:
Las Vegas Informer: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/28/domestic-violence-thoughts-provocation/, Huntington News: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91980, Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/news/opinion/columns/take-a-second-look-at-your-comments-mr-smith/article_064de431-897b-562f-8f99-3fb058f3b05c.html, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/laura-finley/
Date: July 28,29, 2014

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US Voters Hold Key to Peace in Middle East

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TomH

“More than any other time in the history of the conflict over the tiny ancient land we call Israel and Palestine, voters from a land across the sea hold unused power to change the basic course and outcomes of that conflict. At this time, those voters–who are also largely taxpayers–are keeping the conflict hotter and more bloody by their failure to prioritize the issue.”

Author: Tom Hastings
Published in:
Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140729/OPINION01/307290007
Las Vegas Informer: http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/28/us-voters-hold-key-peace-middle-east/, Nation of Change http://www.nationofchange.org/blogs/tom-h-hastings/us-voters-hold-key-peace-middle-east-1406749582
Date: July 27,30, 2014

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Gaza in the Light of the Stars

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Winslow Myers
“There is a solution to the difficult problem of war, but it is evolutionary. That feels bizarre to us humans, uncongenially abstract. No, we cannot grow new brains and hearts. But we can evolve how we think—and feel. We can become more responsive to what reality keeps screaming at us at the top of its lungs: a global population of seven billion and rising, along with nuclear weapons, asserts a grand limit, where the destructive potential of our sheer numbers and our weapons is bigger than the delicate natural systems that support life. Meanwhile we go on applying the hammer of war to ancient grudges that war itself will never solve, instead of expanding the spaces where it feels safe to engage each other from the heart.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in:
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/28/gaza-in-the-light-of-the-stars/, Salida Daily Post http://www.salidadailypost.com/news/26366/ESSAY:_Gaza_by_Starlight/, Pagosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/26366/ESSAY:_Gaza_by_Starlight/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/28/gaza-light-stars/, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/category/guest-columnists/winslowmyers/
Date: July 27,30, 2014

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