US Marine General: US military must buy Russian war machines. Seriously?

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“An alternative to violent force is nonviolent force. This can look like many things, but economic sanctions are a major category of compulsion by nonviolent means. Do they always work? This question is answered best with another question, does violence always work? In fact, no method of compulsion always works (with the possible exception of a crying baby).”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91456, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/18/us-marine-general-us-military-must-buy-russian-war-machines-seriously/
Date: July 18,2014

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Summertime and Wartime – Should We Celebrate US War Crimes?

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“Summer’s here and war is all around. Or, as the great Bob Marley put it, Everywhere is War. The commemorations of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day are all presented as celebrations of our war dead, symbols of the freedoms we love so dearly and seek to export to the rest of the world and, perhaps most important, the unquestioned rightness of our cause.”

Author: Andy Piascik
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/17/summertime-wartime-celebrate-us-war-crimes/, World News Daily. Information Clearing House http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article39146.htm, The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/summertime-and-wartime-should-we-celebrate-us-war-crimes.html, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/18/should-we-celebrate-us-war-crimes/
Date: July 17,18-20,22,2014

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The Most Important Problem: It’s Not Conflict, It’s Violent Conflict Management.

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“In 2014, the growing list of suffering by violent conflict management includes (but is not limited to): more than 10,000 murders and kidnappings in Nigeria, civil war in Syria, escalated terrorism in Iraq, an asymmetrical bombardment in Gaza, and now somebody, some faction, some government shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet and killed 295 human beings. The cause of the tragedy – a missile – confirmed by a U.S. official, will guide at least one week of media coverage. We’ll bicker and brood about who done it, how and why until the next tragedy and the next and the next. All the while, we’ll ignore the underlying assumption: that violence is natural, inevitable and an acceptable method for problem solving – so long as it’s done by our guys with our weapons on their guys and their ground.”

Author: Erin Niemela
Published in: Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/07/18, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/18/the-downing-of-malaysia-airlines-flight-17/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/17/important-problem-conflict-violent-conflict-management/
Date: July 18-20,2014

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Helpless and hopeless: Text messages in Gaza-Sderot

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“When I woke up yesterday at 5 a.m. to the sounds of war planes overhead, I saw that I had a text message from my friend Maha in Gaza. Since this war began, almost every morning, I see that she has sent me a message. From day to day, the messages have become more depressing. Every day she tells me what has happened to her family – the windows in her home were blown out by a bomb that exploded nearby, her cousin’s house was hit and relatives were injured. I sense in these text messages that her belief that one day she will experience peace and freedom is slipping further and further away. In its place has come the real fear that she and her family are next in line to be killed.”

Author: Julia Chaitin
Published in: The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/helpless-and-hopeless-text-messages-in-gaza-sderot.html, The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/hastings/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/17/helpless-hopeless-text-messages-gaza-sderot/, Pagosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/26286/ESSAY:_Text_Messages_from_Gaza/, Other Voice https://www.facebook.com/OtherVoiceSdeortGaza, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/18/text-messages-in-gaza-sderot/

Date: July 17,18-20,2014

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With Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change, Things Could Get Worse

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“There’s more bad news from the climate scientists. Not about global warming, where the news is never good, but about the impact nuclear weapons would have on the atmosphere, our climate, and food production if even a very small number were used in a limited, regional conflict.”

Author: John Loretz
Published in: Common Dreams https://www.commondreams.org/view/2014/07/17-10, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/17/with-nuclear-weapons-and-climate-change-things-could-get-worse/,Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/07/16/nuclear-weapons-climate-change-things-get-worse/, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/91331, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War http://peaceandhealthblog.com/2014/07/16/a-lot-worse/#more-3077, The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2014/07/with-nuclear-weapons-and-climate-change-things-could-get-worse/?utm_source=July+18%2C+2014+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
Date: July 16,17,2014

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