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The War Tree

“Picture War, with a capital W, as a giant tree. The branches are the individual wars, some great like WWII and some just twigs, small skirmishes. These are supported by a great trunk which is…”

Kent D. Shifferd
Published in: Common Dreams, The Sunburg News, The Clarion-Ledger, The Smirking Chimp, Press Reader, Madison Press, The Russophile
Date: May 25,26,27,31,June 1,2018
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Bombs Will Not Heal Our Broken Hearts

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Rivera Sun2
“In the past 36 hours, I have watched and listened to hundreds of reactions of ordinary people to the attacks in Paris. With a clenched gut, I feared the reiteration of the sequence of 9/11: anger, shock, fear, calls for vengeance, war, and more violence.”

Author: Rivera Sun
Published in: Rivera Sun’s Blog http://www.riverasun.com/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts/
Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/17/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts/
The Russophile http://www.therussophile.org/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts.html/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/page/2/?s=rivera+sun
Madison Press http://madison-press.com/opinion/4413/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/news/opinion/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts/article_b0580571-b771-55a8-97ee-dbf7eb720b55.html
Tacoma News http://issuu.com/tacomaweekly/docs/twa_11.20.15_p01
Bullhead City Bee http://bullheadcitybee.us/opinions/bombs-will-not-heal-our-broken-hearts/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/125405
Valley Voice http://issuu.com/ourvalleyvoice/docs/vv_issue_57_combi
Date: November 15,16,17,18,19,20,2015

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Weeding roses in Kabul

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“Kabul — Outside the windows of the room where I sleep here in Kabul, the Afghan Peace Volunteer (APV) women’s community maintains a small walled garden filled with roses. The community planted tomatoes, cilantro, and greens. An apricot tree grows in one corner, a mulberry tree in another. The prayer call, chanted from a nearby mosque, awakens me just before dawn. Light appears in the sky around four, and soon after, the doves and neighborhood children begin to stir. Normal activities and routines persist here in Afghanistan, despite the decades of war and impoverishment. Military helicopters roar through the skies as sounds generated by ordinary workaday tasks fill the air: the whine of a machine cutting sheet metal mixes with a jingle played by an ice cream cart rolling down the street.”

Author: Martha Hennessy
Published in: Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/weeding-roses-in-kabul
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/25/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
Z Net https://zcomm.org/author/marthahennessy/
Counter Currents http://www.countercurrents.org/hennessy200615.htm
Dissident Voice http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/06/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/06/20/wedding-roses-kabul
Tikkun Daily http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2015/06/26/weeding-roses-in-kabul/
La Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/afghan-peace-volunteer/
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/06/30/weeding-roses-kabul/
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/07/eyewitness-reports-on-life-in-afghanistan/?utm_source=July+6%2C+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email
The Call
http://www.woonsocketcall.com/sites/default/files/CAL-062615.pdf
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/weeding_roses_in_kabul/
Date: June 19,20,25,26,30,July 1,3,2015

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