Monthly Archives: August 2013


Bombing for Peace: Oxymorons of Humanitarian War

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“High altitude bombing and long-range missile attacks always bring nightmares of dead children and suicidal veterans. The president’s plans for rocketing yet another mid-east country without a UN mandate are being rationalized by pointing to bad actions by others — in this case Syria’s overlords.”

Author: John LaForge
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/08/28/bombing-for-peace-oxymorons-of-humanitarian-war/
Date: August 28,2013

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Female Suicides in Nepal and in the USA

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“In 2009, a maternal mortality report carried out by the Family Health Division of the Department of Health Services of Nepal accidently stumbled upon a surprising leading cause of death in Nepali women between the ages of 15-49: suicide.”

Author: Kirra Hughes
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The Four Catastrophes

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“The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has seen reflections and conversations about the nation’s progress toward achieving Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of the beloved community. Not surprisingly, the focus has been on assessing racial equality, as many know Dr. King largely for his work on this issue. Dr. King’s vision and advocacy, however, was much broader in scope. As his writings and speeches show, Dr. King was concerned about what he called “four catastrophes:” militarism, materialism, racism and poverty.”

Author: Laura Finley, Ph.D
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War is Obsolete: Don’t Bomb Syria

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“It is pretty clear that Syria and the Middle East continue to be a mess. There are lots of conflicting issues in play; religion, oil, geopolitical, militarism, historical conflicts and a push for more freedom.”

Author: Victor Bremson
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Roger Lipsey’s “Hammarskjöld: A Life”

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“Roger Lipsey has produced a magisterially comprehensive portrait of the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, in his 2013 book “Hammarskjöld: A Life.” Lipsey’s achievement is all the more remarkable because at first glance Hammarskjöld appears to be, in the combination of his monastic bachelor dedication to his role and his veiled diplomatic tact, a uniquely unknowable person.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: New Clear Vision http://www.newclearvision.com/2013/09/19/tenacious-spirit/
Date: September 19,2013

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Witness to war crimes: Our Genovese Syndrome again

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, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/28/witness-to-war-crimes/
“How culpable is the person who watches a mugger rob someone and does nothing? What is our social psychology as we bystand silently and our government gears up toward yet another war crime?”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Muncie Free Press http://www.munciefreepress.com/node/29476, The Johnstown Breeze, Nation of Change http://www.nationofchange.org/blogs/tom-h-hastings/witness-war-crimes-our-genovese-syndrome-again-1377712861, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2013/08/28/witness-to-war-crimes-our-genovese-syndrome-again/
Date: August 26,28,2013

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