Post Tagged with: "war"

by / on January 17, 2014 at 9:08 am / in Editorials, Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Middle East Peace, not War

A Senate bill sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez, NJ, would impose tougher sanctions on Iran, despite dire warnings from the White House, Iranian leaders, ten Democratic committee chairs and a host of liberal groups. It would sink a delicate nuclear agreement already in place, an agreement that prompted Tehran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for some relief from […]

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by / on September 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, News, Uncategorized

Cool it, Barack!

Syrian President Bashar Assad allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people, leaving a sickening sight of carnage, some 1400 innocent men, women and children dead, others twitching in neurological agony. We do not know if President Obama will feel compelled – politically, morally, or in an effort to save face — to lob several hundred $1.5 million cruise missiles […]

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by / on February 18, 2013 at 11:55 am / in Editorials, Education, Government, Philosophy, Politics

History should point us in the right direction

Most of you have all heard the saying or its paraphrase, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” words actually written by George Santayana. This concept has a special meaning now when special interests – those with an agenda – try to guide us in their direction. The special interests include plutocrats and their agents, principally […]

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by / on November 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Censorship, Country, Current Events, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Society

Lifeless in Gaza

A few days ago Israel began yet another systematic campaign of destruction against Gaza. Israel has always been ‘at war’ with the Palestinian citizens trapped in the enclaves of Gaza and the West Bank, but since Israeli settlers moved away from the Gaza Strip in 2005 there has been an increasingly violent campaign focused specifically on the 1.7 million people […]

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by / on August 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm / in Country, Culture, Editorials, Government, Media

War is Not a Game

Do you want to know what war is? It is a 19-year-old kid who is drafted by his government to serve in a war he doesn’t understand.

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by / on April 4, 2012 at 10:20 am / in Britain/England/UK, Country, Culture, Current Events, Government, Media, News, Old News, Politics, Prejudice, Society

A Long Way From Port Stanley

April 2nd 2012 was the 30th anniversary since the army of Argentina made an amphibious landing around the settlement of Port Stanley, the largest town on a miserable, lonely speck of land stranded in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that goes by the name of Islas Malvinas, or, as the British overseers call it, the Falklands Islands. Over the […]

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by / on March 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm / in Country, Culture, Editorials, Politics, Religion, Society

A Christian Imperative of Anti-War

By: Daniel Mantil There are obviously a lot of Christian imperatives, some of which have been misinterpreted or mistranslated for centuries, some of which could just be taken as allegorical, and then others that are as clear as day. But one of them seems absolutely crystal clear, and ever since I was a child I’ve never been able to understand […]

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by / on December 23, 2011 at 1:52 am / in Country, Government, News, Old News, Politics, Society

U.S. Troop Suicides Exceed War Deaths

By: Victoria Manuel From video at the bottom: “In 2010, 468 US troops committed suicide which surpassed the 462 US troops that were killed in combat that year. The number of troops committing suicide has been on the rise and many blame it on soldiers feeling detached from reality. Matthis Chiroux, war veteran and anti-war activist, helps us analyze why […]

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by / on October 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm / in Country, Editorials, Society

Eroding a Pillar of Violence

By: Tom Hastings @ Hastings on Nonviolence Environmental sustainability is one way we can help to prevent war. That, of course, is because no matter what the nominal reason for war, one underlying reason is often resource capture. Yes, it’s true that we say we hate them because they are infidels, or because they hurt our grandfathers, or because they […]

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by / on August 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Government, News, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology

Suffer the Little Children – Acts of Terrorism are Wrong

Terrorism is an ideology that has been around since time immemorial and has been used to topple political leaders, steal land and resources, and enslave people for profit. It is also morally bankrupt for these specific reasons: women and children are the usual victims of terrorism, terrorism serves no purpose except to ruin lives, and terrorism uses murder and murder […]

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