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Thoughts on Patriotism and War

Richard Sahn

The other night I was watching the movie “Platoon” on television. An American soldier was killed every few seconds while the platoon was immersed in a firefight with North Vietnamese regulars near the Cambodian border. 683 more words

Society

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Tom Engelhardt: Edward Snowden and the Golden Age of Spying

Here’s a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! stat from our new age of national security. How many Americans have security clearances? The answer: 5.1 million, a figure that reflects the explosive growth of the national security state in the post-9/11 era. 673 more words

Social Justice

The State Of Palestine.

Posted on October 23, 2014

by Jerry Alatalo

The video was made by the National Consensus Government of the State of Palestine as part of the presentation of its National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan at the Cairo conference on October 12, 2014. 140 more words

Earth Matters

Doug Anderson: The Anger of Men

Does the fact of testosterone need a cultural ritual?

We think of sports as a healthy way of de-sublimating testosterone but we don’t have a spiritual or philosophical approach to it. 226 more words

Social Justice

British terrorists bought 'Islam for Dummies' book before travelling to Syria to join rebel fighters in jihad

Two British terrorists who fled the UK to fight in Syria ordered Islam For Dummies, The Koran For Dummies and Arabic For Dummies from Amazon ahead of their trip. 129 more words

War And Peace

Marcellene Hearn: The Torture Secrets Are Coming

The American people are entitled to know what took place in U.S. detention centers. And it would be completely backwards to suppress images of government misconduct on the grounds that they are too powerful to be disclosed when it is often disclosure, accountability, and ensuing reforms that prevent misconduct from recurring. 701 more words

Social Justice