Having such a tender heart and being a caring Earth Angel means that being defiant will take up pretty much all of my energy and thought power but it will be worth it!
We cannot continue to pretend as if these horrid acts are occurring on their own, nor can we shy away from accepting responsibility for the innocent blood that has been shed as a direct result of our actions.
The night following the Paris massacre, China has expressed her solidarity with the French people by displaying the colors of the French flag on the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower.
The aftermath of Paris seems likely to be intensified bombing raids in Syria, closed borders, heightened fear-based security and the deletion of "the gray zones of coexistence" across the planet.
Republicans are currently in a frenzy over Syria. But for all their noise, I notice there is not a single voice crying out to actually change anything in the most concrete way they have at their disposal.
You think you don't have anything to say, that it's been said before that it doesn't matter, that you'll get mocked o...
TORONTO -- If Muslims feel involved in the French destiny and France has nothing to fear from Islam, the result of this shared human horizon of empathy could be the acknowledgement of the "otherness" of each other, and the acceptance of the fact that the price of a plural and democratic France is neither a strategy of fear nor a politics of hatred. It is the affirmation of the empathic nature of French civilization and the criticism of the monist stance of a group like the Islamic State.
Grief and tragedy were never meant to be digested like professional sports. We don't have tragedy brackets on ESPN where Bombing in Paris was beat o...
Lidia Bastianich is renowned as one of television's most popular chefs, a restaurateur, and cookbook author. Today, she reflects on her journey, passion for food, and the expansion of her empire.
It was only when Syrian refugees started reaching European shores that the international community began again to look seriously for a solution. I wonder what disaster will it take for the world to seek an end to the region's forgotten conflict: the civil war currently raging in Yemen.
Even if the French wholeheartedly embraced this plan, it's not going to happen overnight. And a lot of brave soldiers are going to die in the effort -- there is no getting around that. Whether this price is politically acceptable is up to the French people, really. It's for them to decide.
Sometimes, we think that who we are and what we do doesn't matter to the world. We've heard that if we don't learn from history, we're condemned ...
As we all #PrayForParis and apply Facebook filters to our profile pictures, we cannot turn a blind eye to human suffering around the world just because "those people" are not "us."
Our official policy is endless bombing, endless war. No matter how much suffering it causes and no matter how poorly it serves any rational objectives, our official response to geopolitical trouble of every sort is to bomb it into compliance with our alleged interests.
Coordinated military offensives against ISIS have begun in the Middle East. In Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga, with Special Ops and Coalition support, have begun an attack on an ISIS held city that controls an ISIS supply road.