Survival

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Winslow Myers
“The way the United States has chosen to approach the chaos of the Middle East has far more frightening implications than we think, especially in terms of the world our children will inherit. If we are honest about how our adversaries perceive us, we will have to admit that there is a grand cycle of violence and insult operating, in which we ourselves are implicated up to our necks.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/myers/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/2014/09/survival.html, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/15/survival-chaos-middle-east/, The Daily Cardinal http://host.madison.com/daily-cardinal/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-u-s-involvement-in-middle-east/article_f8f33078-3d5b-11e4-aa4e-a3224e85141e.html
Date: September 14,15,2014

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Nationalist Illusions

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LawrenceWittner
“After thousands of years of bloody wars among contending tribes, regions, and nations, is it finally possible to dispense with the chauvinist ideas of the past?”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/14/nationalist-illusions/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/15/nationalist-illusions/, War is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/nationalist-illusions, Pagadosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/26774/ESSAY:_Nationalist_Illusions/, Press TV http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/16/378907/us-empire-and-nationalist-illusions/, Daily Kos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329879/-Nationalist-Illusions#, Baltimore Nonviolence Center http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/2014/09/us-empire-and-nationalist-illusions.html
Date: September 14,15,16,2014

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Your Abuse Is Not Appreciated

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lfinley
“Much has been written in the last several weeks about men’s physical abuse of women. Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s videotaped knockout of his girlfriend and the initial two-game suspension he received from the NFL prompted both outrage and, of course, an outpouring of fan support for the abuser. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to realize the gravity of the situation and changed league policy to include harsher sanctions for convicted abusers. Then, when TMZ released footage of the actual knockout punch earlier this week, which the league claims not to have seen, it seemed like even die-hard professional football fans could no longer defend the league for its still weak approach to the serious issue of domestic violence. The Ravens did suspend Rice indefinitely, but at the same time, the situation ignited the victim blamers, who focused on the fact that Rice’s girlfriend, Janay Palmer, stayed with him after the attack and the two have since married. Rather than focusing on why men like Rice abuse the women they proclaim to love, the social media universe was on fire with discussion of “why she stays.””

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/14/your-abuse-not-appreciated, Sky Valley Chronicle http://www.skyvalleychronicle.com/FEATURE-NEWS/THE-RAY-RICE-INCIDENT-BR-i-Igniting-victim-blamers-and-what-that-means-for-all-women-i-1859284, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/14/male-abuse-women-abuse-appreciated/, The daily Star of Hammond, The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/women/
Date: September 14,2014

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Suckered Again?

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Winslow Myers
“Why must vengefulness be the default strategy for humans—the very thing we dislike and fear most about our adversaries? Mob rule is a temptation we assume we have grown beyond, but have we? The media hounds and the war lovers like Senators Graham and McCain bay for blood, putting enormous pressure on the President to get suckered into a third Middle East war. To avoid the label of wimp, Mr. Obama had to say what he said in his speech to the nation on his strategy against ISIS, but what he said was only a palatable version of the vengefulness paradigm.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: War is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/suckered-again, Winslow Myers Op-Eds http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/12/suckered-third-middle-east-war/, Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/11/how-avoid-being-suckered-third-middle-east-war, Truth Out http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/26148-suckered-again
Date: September 11,12,2014

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ISIL, the US, and curing our addiction to violence

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ErinNiemela

TomH
“President Obama’s Wednesday night address on the Islamic State (ISIL) reintroduced a war weary nation to more violent intervention in Iraq, another war weary nation. The Obama administration claims that airstrikes, military advisors and a Muslim states-American military coalition are the most effective counterterrorism tactics, but that is demonstrably false for two major reasons.”

Author: Erin Niemela and Tom H. Hastings
Published in: he Gilmer Mirror http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/25763101/article-ISIL–the-US–and-curing-our-addiction-to-violence?instance=news_special_coverage_right_column, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/95129, RINF http://rinf.com/alt-news/war-terrorism/isil-us-curing-addiction-violence/, War is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/isil-us-and-curing-our-addiction-violence, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/14/isil-us-curing-addiction-violence/, OccuWorld http://www.occuworld.org/news/1429408
Date: September 11,14,2014

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