War has been raging in Syria for over three years, and an end to hostilities looks more remote now than it did when protesters were asking for democratic control amid the successes of the Arab Spring. 539 more words
John F. Hall Jr.Ukrainian servicemen rest near their military equipment inside a military camp in the Donetsk region, on August 29, 2014. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia on August 29 to halt its “illegal” military actions in Ukraine, accusing it of a “dangerous” attempt to destabilise its western neighbour. 1,375 more words
This month a video went viral on Twitter and YouTube depicting an American journalist (James Foley) beheaded by an alleged British member of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria). 2,582 more words
I am about to go into retreat for a week. Usually retreat is a time to work with one’s own mind and heart. But these last few months have seen such a cavalcade of world turmoil that my impulse is to direct all of my contemplative efforts toward transforming the violent and hate-filled beliefs, thoughts and actions which are driving intra-national and intra-religious mass killings and forced conversions. 227 more words
Here we have Abby Martin of Breaking the Set going into some truth about how American Weapons Manufacturers are making a killing by arming many of the killers of the world… While Abby Martin can at times be very biased (overtly leftwing), I would find it difficult to argue with any of the points she makes here. Worth a view.