Daily Archives: June 25, 2015


Obstacle to Peace: The Race Border

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“The Summer Institute that I am attending is called “Conflict Transformation across Borders.” Although a University of Massachusetts Boston graduate course, it is offered in Ecuador, South America, because much of the classwork is about border issues between Ecuador and Colombia, including the status of the estimated 200,000 Colombians who have fled their country’s long-standing civil war in search of refuge in Ecuador. It seems that the world is witnessing a crisis in terms of borders.”

Author: Ellen Lindeen
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/116718
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/obstacle-to-peace-the-race-border.html
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/26/obstacle-to-peace/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/30/obstacle-peace-race-border/
The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/racism/
Kane Republican http://content.yudu.com/Library/A3tqi0/SpecialEdition72415/resources/8.htm
Cullman Sense http://www.cullmanstore.com/sites/default/files/CullmanSense-06-29-2015.pdf
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/obstacle_to_peace_the_race_border/
Date: June 24,25,26,29,30,July 1,2015

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Weeding roses in Kabul

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“Kabul — Outside the windows of the room where I sleep here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteer (APV) women’s community maintains a small walled garden filled with roses. The community planted tomatoes, cilantro, and greens. An apricot tree grows in one corner, a mulberry tree in another. The prayer call, chanted from a nearby mosque, awakens me just before dawn. Light appears in the sky around four, and soon after, the doves and neighborhood children begin to stir. Normal activities and routines persist here in Afghanistan, despite the decades of war and impoverishment. Military helicopters roar through the skies as sounds generated by ordinary workaday tasks fill the air: the whine of a machine cutting sheet metal mixes with a jingle played by an ice cream cart rolling down the street.”

Author: Martha Hennessy
Published in: Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/weeding-roses-in-kabul
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/25/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
Z Net https://zcomm.org/author/marthahennessy/
Counter Currents http://www.countercurrents.org/hennessy200615.htm
Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/06/20/wedding-roses-kabul
Tikkun Daily http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2015/06/26/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/afghan-peace-volunteer/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/30/weeding-roses-kabul/
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/07/eyewitness-reports-on-life-in-afghanistan/?utm_source=July+6%2C+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
The Call
http://www.woonsocketcall.com/sites/default/files/CAL-062615.pdf
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/weeding_roses_in_kabul/
Date: June 19,20,25,26,30,July 1,3,2015

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“No boots on the ground,” and other fairy tales

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“Last August the president began his air war against the Islamic State, which controls two Iraqi provincial capitals and the city of Falluja. Obama declared that his purpose was to “dismantle” the I.S. By April of this year, the Pentagon’s 4,050 missile and bombing strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria had cost over $2.1 billion, over $8 million a day, but without any success. Then on May 16, after assuring the country that “I will not allow the US to be dragged into another war in Iraq,” the president sent a group of US commandos on their first raid into Syria. Since Congress has not declared war, this unauthorized attack and intensification would make Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon proud. Can the Nobel Committee withdraw a Peace Prize for cause?”

Author: John LaForge
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/24/no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy-tales/
The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/john-laforge-no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy/article_54050a81-5d28-5631-ae24-3d602e96cea4.html
Herald Independent http://heraldindependent.com/opinion/editorials/276/no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy-tales
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/31590-no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy-tales
Satish Sharma’s Rotigraphy Blog http://satish-sharma.blogspot.com/2015/06/no-boots-on-ground-and-other-fairy-tales.html
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/eedition/page-a/page_bc23bcd8-82f9-52e6-844a-873e04b44790.html
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/30/boots-ground-fairy-tales/
Newberry Observer http://newberryobserver.com/opinion/editorials/562/no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy-tales
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/30/boots-ground-fairy-tales/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/24/no-boots-on-the-ground-and-other-fairy-tales/
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/eedition/page-a/page_bc23bcd8-82f9-52e6-844a-873e04b44790.html
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/no_boots_on_the_ground_and_other_fairy_tales/
Date: June 24,25,28,30,July 2,2015

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