Daily Archives: September 3, 2015


There’s Nothing Collateral About a Toddler Washed Ashore

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“he heartbreaking pictures of three-year-old Aylan Kurdhi symbolize everything that is wrong with war. Following #KiyiyaVuranInsanlik (humanity washed ashore) is a painful confrontation with what some might call the collateral damage of war. When we look at the images of this toddler through the tears in our eyes, it is time to deconstruct some myths about war. Aren’t we used to hearing and believing that war is part of human nature, wars are fought for freedom and defense, wars are inevitable, and wars are fought between militaries? These beliefs about war sound really insipid when a toddler is lying face down on a beach, dead, far away from his home where he should have been playing and laughing.”

Author: Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/04/theres-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/syrian-toddler-drowns/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/09/03/theres-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore/
Transcend Media Service https://www.transcend.org/tms/2015/09/theres-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/121685
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/theres_nothing_collateral_about_a_toddler_washed_ashore/
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/read/theres-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore.html
The Russophile http://www.therussophile.org/theres-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore.html/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32719-there-s-nothing-collateral-about-a-toddler-washed-ashore
Date: September 3,4,6,7,9,2015

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Tiny Guam, huge US Marine base expansions

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SylviaFrain
“On Saturday morning August 29, 2015, the United States Navy signed the Record of Decision (ROD), the final document needed for the implementation of one of the largest “peacetime” military build-ups in American history. This will cost between $8 and 9 billion, with only $174 million for civilian infrastructure, which Congress has not released yet. As a central aspect of American’s foreign policy ‘Pivot to the Pacific’, the build-up will relocate thousands of Marines and their dependents from Okinawa, Japan to Guam.”

Author: Sylvia Frain
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/09/04/tiny-guam-huge-us-marine-base-expansions/
War is a crime http://warisacrime.org/content/tiny-guam-huge-us-marine-base-expansions
My left Blogosphere https://myleftblogosphere.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/tiny-guam-huge-us-marine-base-expansions-war-is-a-crime-org-3/
Truthout http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/32663-tiny-guam-huge-us-marine-base-expansions
Date: September 3,4,2015

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Breaking the Cycle: How to Build Sustainable Peace Using the Contact Theory

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ThomasEtzel
“September 11, 2001, was a tragic day for the entire world and for me personally. My 25-year-old niece, Katie McCloskey, was working on the 97th floor of the World Trade Center when American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower. My high school friend, Ken Waldie, was aboard that jetliner. Both perished that morning. In the following days I began to consider how peace might be achieved if people could begin to see each other as human beings, as opposed to “the scary other” that was being broadcast on every major U.S. news station. Through my research and studies, I discovered the Contact Theory, a central tenet of peace building.”

Author: Thomas B. Etzel
Published in: The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/10/breaking-the-cycle-how-to-build-sustainable-peace-using-contact-theory/?utm_source=October+5%2C+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
Rise Up Times http://riseuptimes.org/2015/09/11/911-breaking-the-cycle-how-to-build-sustainable-peace-using-the-contact-theo/
Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/33147-breaking-the-cycle-how-to-build-sustainable-peace-using-contact-theory
Alliance for Peacebuilding http://www.allianceforpeacebuilding.org/2015/10/911-breaking-the-cycle-how-to-build-sustainable-peace-using-the-contact-theory/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/breaking_the_cycle_how_to_build_sustainable_peace_using_the_contact_theory/
Date: September 11,October 2,7,2015

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