On June 2nd Remember the Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation


“Every year in May, peace activists circulate Julia Ward Howe’s Mother’s Day Peace Proclamation. But, Howe did not commemorate Mother’s Day in May . . . for 30 years Americans celebrated Mother’s Day for Peace on June 2nd…”

Rivera Sun
Published in: World Beyond War, Campaign Nonviolence, Rivera Sun’s Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Love in Action Network
Date: June 1,2016
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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq

Nicolas Davies2

“USA Today revealed on April 19th that U.S. air forces have been operating under looser rules of engagement in Iraq and Syria since last fall. The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians…”

Nicolas J S Davies
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Antiwar
Date: April 27,May 2,2016
994 Words

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Pre-deciding About Violence

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“As loving parents who raised two children during the era of the Vietnam War, we were inspired by the work of child psychologist Haim Ginott who observed: “Misbehavior and punishment are not opposites that cancel each other. On the contrary, they breed and reinforce each other.”

We asked ourselves: Is it possible that spanking – smacking, some say – has a ripple effect into our community and inter-nationally? And so we challenged two rarely questioned, often-implemented axioms of our times:

Violence is a good way to get what you want.
You can end violence with violence.”

Author: Elizabeth Traubman, BA, MSW and Lionel Traubman, DDS, MSD
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Pace e Bene http://www.paceebene.org/2016/01/22/pre-deciding-about-violence/
Stanislaus Connections http://www.stanislausconnections.org/connections%20jan16.pdf

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North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition and the U.S. Presidential Campaign

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“With the news of North Korea testing another nuclear weapon its leadership continues the fallacy of nuclear deterrence promoted by the nuclear powers of the world. This action by North Korea must be condemned just as the continued possession of nuclear weapons by all of the nuclear states. This action is against the growing international consensus for a universal treaty banning all nuclear weapons and making their possession illegal just as chemical and biological weapons have been prohibited.”

Author: Robert Dodge, MD
Published in: Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/01/06/north-koreas-nuclear-ambition-and-us-presidential-campaign
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2016/01/06/north-korea-nuclear-ambition-1616/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/07/north-koreas-nuclear-ambition-and-the-u-s-presidential-campaign/
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/north-koreas-nuclear-ambition-and-the-us-presidential-campaign.html
Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/north-koreas-nuclear-ambition-and-the-u-s-presidential-campaign/
Courier Post Online http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/01/07/commentary-condemn-nuclear-proliferation/78409958/
Date: January 6,7,2016

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How Our Naive Understanding of Violence Helps ISIS

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Paul K. Chappell
“At West Point I learned that technology forces warfare to evolve. The reason soldiers today no longer ride horses into battle, use bows and arrows, and wield spears, is because of the gun. The reason people no longer fight in trenches, as they did during World War I, is because the tank and airplane were greatly improved and mass-produced. But there is a technological innovation that has changed warfare more than the gun, tank, or airplane. That technological innovation is mass media.”

Author: Paul K. Chappell
Published in: The Easley Progress http://theeasleyprogress.com/opinion/2559/how-our-naive-understanding-of-violence-helps-isis
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/10/how-our-naive-understanding-of-violence-helps-isis/
Pickens Sentinel http://pickenssentinel.com/opinion/1871/how-our-naive-understanding-of-violence-helps-isis
Hutchinson Leader http://www.crowrivermedia.com/hutchinsonleader/news/opinion/commentary-how-our-naive-understanding-of-violence-helps-isis/article_695f193b-6c3b-5970-8494-2e4d78318cd8.html
The PeaceWorker http://peaceworker.org/2015/12/how-our-naive-understanding-of-violence-helps-isis/
War is a Crime http://warisacrime.drivinggames.xyz/content/how-our-naive-understanding-violence-helps-isis
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/our-violence-helps-isis/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/how_our_naive_understanding_of_violence_helps_isis/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/12/14/naivety-helps-isis-121516/
Date: December 10,13,14,16,17,2015

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