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War Redefined: Women, War & Peace

Abigail E. Disney | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Abigail E. Disney

We have spent too many centuries tolerating a limited and limiting narrative of war. The desire for a new dialogue on war and peace is not limited by one's personal politics -- peace doesn't have a side, or a color or a race.

The Political Is Very, Very Personal

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Joan Gelfand

Elizabeth Rosner explores which vestiges of hatred are accepted, and which questioned. In this quiet novel we learn how two very different, very damaged people can open their hearts, move past their comfort zones and find a place of peace.

Stopping Enablers of Mass Atrocities in Sudan

Human Rights First | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
Human Rights First

If China is genuinely interested in "regional peace and security," as it asserts, it should immediately suspend its financial, material, and practical support to Khartoum

America to Be Examined for Vision Impairment

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.30.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Questions over the state of the country's eyesight arose after President Obama said that "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The U.S. is different."

Caught in the Act: Naomi Natale Collects One Million Bones for Genocide Awareness (VIDEO)

Kathy Eldon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

Recently I met a young activist, Naomi Natale, who is using her creativity to not only raise awareness about the atrocities occurring abroad, but also to raise funds to support displaced survivors.

Overcoming past traumas to build a stable future

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

This post originally appeared on the World Bank's Conflict and Development blog on November 5, 2010. If your child is murdered or your friend is tort...

What's Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books....

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert David Steele

Sun Tzu writes that if you do not know your enemy, AND you do not know yourself, you are destined to fail. The United States of America is not a Repu...

Taliban Massacre of 10 Aid Workers Only Tip of Iceberg

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Weller

The Taliban's brazen claim that it killed the ten medical workers leaves no doubt that the rising toll of civilian deaths is intentional. The kill one, scare 10,000 is a strategy often used in war zones.

Spain vs. Holland -- a Bitter history

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

As it became clear that Spain would face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, I was reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's historical novel The Sun over Breda. It's a reminder of the bloody and painful history that joins these two nations.

Our Holocaust, but Not Ours Only

Avraham Burg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avraham Burg

This coming Sunday evening in Israel and around the Jewish world, is the Holocaust Remembrance Day. I will renew my vow: Never Again! Not just for us -- the Jews -- only, but for all of humanity.

Taking on the Enablers of Mass Atrocities

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Julia Fromholz & Ann-Louise Colgan* This week's arrival of a new National Security Council Director for War Crimes, Atrocities and Genocide Preven...

"Radical Evil"

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert D. Stolorow

Richard Bernstein has written an important philosophical inquiry into the phenomenon of evil (Bernstein 2002), an inquiry that will be of great value to psychoanalysts.

Human Rights Watch Damns MONUC in Congo: Leaked UN Internal Memo Supports the Accusations

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

What has happened to the innocent in Congo goes far beyond anything that rational minds can comprehend. Is this why the US has turned such a blind eye to what is happening there?

Kashmiris Vote For Survival

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The international community must not mistake Kashmiri participation in the current elections as legitimacy for Indian rule and Kashmiri acceptance of Indian policies in Kashmir.

Open Trade Within Closed Civil Society?

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

A trade route may alleviate concerns for now; but it will take more than a reopened trade route to erase decades of continued manipulation by India and Pakistan over Kashmiri civil society.

Industrial Slaughter in Iraq

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

Collateral Damage, a new book by Laila al-Arian, an independent journalist and Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter and former Middle East Bu...