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If We Dislike War Like We Dislike Cancer

If We Dislike War Like We Dislike Cancer

War and cancer are among our leading causes of human death around the world.  They can’t be strictly separated and compared since war is a major cause of cancer, as is war preparation.  (And a small fraction of the U.S. […]

War in Our Collective Imagination

War in Our Collective Imagination

I started seeing graphics pop up on social media sites this past week that said about Gaza: “It’s not war. It’s murder.”  So I started asking people what exactly they think war is if it’s distinct from murder.  Well, war, […]

U.S. House Says No to A New War on Iraq by President

Washington DC – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelming passed the bipartisan McGovern-Jones-Lee resolution which requires the President to seek Congressional authorization before deploying armed services engaged in combat operations in Iraq. “This resolution reclaims Congressional responsibility in matters of […]

The Palestinian Right and the American Left

Chris Hedges says that Palestinians have the right to self-defense in the form of rockets, without including any consideration of whether the rockets make the Palestinians more or less defended.  There is, after all, a reasonable argument that the rockets […]

This Is the Israeli Military Calling: Civilizing War Has Failed

This Is the Israeli Military Calling: Civilizing War Has Failed

Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war.  It’s a story that’s not told in our history books, but it’s not secret CIA history.  There […]

Never Again to Us

By Robert C. Koehler “Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Don’t stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe.” This is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as quoted […]

Peace walk held to mark Gandhi’s departure from South Africa

Peace walk held to mark Gandhi’s departure from South Africa

Peace walk held to mark Gandhi’s departure from South Africa http://ibnlive.in.com/news/peace-walk-held-to-mark-gandhis-departur… IBNLive The Indian community led by India’s High Commissioner to South Africa Virendra Gupta organised the event at the former site of Gandhiji’s Tolstoy Farm on the outskirts of […]

DRONES: Free Online Screening on July 30th — You’ll Want to See This

DRONES: Free Online Screening on July 30th — You’ll Want to See This

There’s a chance to watch DRONES, the movie, online on July 30th and then to join a discussion with filmmakers and experts.  There’s a preview video below. The movie’s website is at http://dronesthefilm.com and the free screening is at http://demandprogress.tv/drones […]

Planning for a Day of Peace

A few years back, prior to the International Day of Peace on September 21st, a school board member here in Virginia said that he would back a resolution marking that day as long as everyone understood that in doing so […]

The End of War