School Days and Grenade Launchers

Robert Koehler

“Come on, they aren’t tanks, they’re armored rescue vehicles. And the, uh, grenade launchers would only be used to launch teargas canisters. When necessary. And the M-16s? Standard police issue.
What a journey these Los Angeles teenagers…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Huffington Post, Common Wonders Blog, Common Dreams, IslamiCity, Free Press
Date: June 8,9,11,2016
927 Words

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Sanctions and Defiance in North Korea


“Sanctions on North Korea have failed.
North Korea has now been sanctioned five times by the United Nations Security Council for its nuclear and missile tests: resolutions 1718…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, The Asia Pacific Journal, Antiwar, Times of Earth, Mel Gurtov Blog, The Chronicle – Zimbawe, The Russophile, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: April 23,27,29,May 1,2,9,2016
995 Words

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Ground Zero Is Everywhere

Winslow Myers2

“The philosopher Krishnamurti once asserted that we are each totally responsible for the whole world. Global climate change, among other issues, has made this provocation seem more and more undeniable. It is impossible to shift elsewhere the responsibility we each bear for our own environmental footprint…”

Winslow Myers
Published in: Counterpunch, Las Vegas Informer, Newberry Observer, Gilmer Free Press, The Johnstown Breeze, The Daily Star, Sierra County Prospect
Date: April 12,13,15,19,2016
836 Words

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Nuclear Insecurity

“The fourth Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by President Obama, has just ended. The focus was on terrorism, a perfectly reasonable topic. But the larger question, not taken up by the conference, is why the US, Russia (which did not attend), and seven other countries still regard nuclear weapons as central to their national-security strategies…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, La Progressive,Sierra County Prospect, Gilmer Free Press, Mel Gurtov Blog
Date: April 5,6,10,2016
1286 Words

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Fools Fighting Terror with Terror


“April Fools believe suicide bombers can be stopped with more body scanners and police surveillance. Fifteen years of bigger, better blast walls, checkpoints, limits on access, barricades, obstacle courses and ever-expanding restrictions at airports and government buildings may fend off car bombers, but driven suiciders with a bit of…”

John M. LaForge
Published in: Counterpunch, The Reader Weekly, The Russophile, Grassroots Press, La Progressive, Newberry Observer, Transcend Media Service, Bullhead City Bee, The Orange Leader, Gilmer Free Press
Date: March 29,30,31,April 1,4,12,13,2016
793 Words

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