Patrick T. Hiller

Why Aleppo is the symptom of what is wrong with how we deal with atrocities


““Never again!” is once again brought to our attention as we are facing killing and suffering of civilians on a large scale…”

Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: Mill Valley Herald, Transcend Media Service, Pressenza International Press Agency, The Free Weekly, Eureka Spring News, Counterpunch, Chicago Activism, The Review, The Forum, Sierra County Prospect, Centro Studi Sereno Regis
Date: October 10,12,13,15,24,2016
847 Words

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The Wars Have Come to U.S. Soil


“The tragic night of July 7, 2016 was the most visible manifestation of U.S. wars reaching our own soil. To be clear, I am not talking about the absurd and insulting notion that there is a war between the #BlackLivesMatter Movement and the police.”

Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: The Gilmer Mirror, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Counterpunch, World Beyond War, Peace Center, Sand Mountain Reporter, Pace e Bene, The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, The Posey County News, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press
Date: July 9,10,11,12,13,14,22,2016
867 Words

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A derailed oil train opens the path for living democracy


“Last week a train carrying crude oil in 14 tankcars derailed in the tiny river town of Mosier, Oregon—42,000 gallons spilled, 32,000 gallons burned, and 10,000 gallons clogged the municipal wastewater plant…”

Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: The Laurel Outlook, Hood River News, Davis Enterprise, Counterpunch,
Date: June 12,13,15,22,2016
800 Words

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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
La Progressive
Grassroots Press
Transcend Media Service
Huntington News
Gilmer Free Press
Times of Earth
The Russophile
Truth Out
Date: September 3,4,6,7,9,2015

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