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Sowing Seeds: The Militarization of Youth and How to Counter It | War Resisters League

Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It by Owen Everett Around the world children, adolescents, and young adults encounter the military and military values in a variety of ways, from visits to schools by military personnels, to video games and the presence of the military and its symbols in public places. Young people are encouraged to ...

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‘Shackled and Chained’ book tour, with author Eugene Puryear, Nov. 16, New Haven

Author Eugene Puryear will be at the New Haven Free Public Library from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16 as part of the speaking tour for his new book “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.” The book examines the evolution of mass incarceration as a product of U.S. monopoly capitalism as well as bipartisan political allegiance to ...

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Chris Hedges: Imploding the Myth of Israel | Truthdig

By Chris Hedges Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war. It has been morally bankrupted by the sanctification of victimhood, which it uses to justify an occupation that rivals the brutality and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy—which was always exclusively for Jews—has been hijacked by extremists who are pushing the country toward fascism. Many of ...

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AUS exhibition highlights plight of Palestinians | UNRWA

By Noor Nazzal, Staff Reporter, Gulf News The living conditions of Palestinian refugees are being showcased by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in an exhibition at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The exhibition, which holds a mirror to the difficult conditions and the development of refugee camps through photos, ...

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Unmanned | War Is A Crime .or

“What, quite unmanned in folly?”–Lady MacBeth The new film Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars should be required viewing in all schools and homes in the United States, including the home of the U.S. president who could not be bothered to meet with the child victims of his drones who spoke in Congress this week. One could even speculate what the appropriate ...

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‘The War That Ended Peace,’ by Margaret MacMillan | NYTimes.com

President John F. Kennedy once remarked that “in 1914, with most of the world already plunged in war, Prince Bulow, the former German chancellor, said to the then-chancellor Bethmann-Hollweg: ‘How did it all happen?’ And Bethmann-Hollweg replied: ‘Ah, if only one knew.’ If this planet is ever ravaged by nuclear war,” Kennedy went on, “if the survivors of that devastation ...

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Oil and Honey, by Bill McKibben – Book Review | Truthdig

“I didn’t particularly want to lead a movement, but I wanted to join one, and so I helped to build it,” McKibben writes in his memoir, “Oil and Honey,” an endearing account of his reluctant rise to leadership. The book weaves together his life on the road stirring up opposition to corporate excess and his life at home trying to ...

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A-Story-of-People-in-War-Peace – Trailer | NYTimes.com

Director Vardan Hovhannisyan sheds light on the Nagorno-Karabakh War in this 2007 Armenian documentary. Little-known to most Americans, the conflict took place in Azerbaijan from 1988 through 1994 and left thousands dead on both sides. Mixing footage he shot in 1994 with new film from more than a decade later, Hovhannisyan contrasts life in the region during and after the ...

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Finding peace through art | Al Jazeera English

A new play in Washington DC brings together South Asian actors from countries in conflict to promote harmony and unity. As the world’s focus remains on the unfolding events in Syria and the Middle East, history was made for South Asia as Nawaz Sharif and Manmohan Singh, the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India, respectively, are met while attending the ...

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Phil Donahue to present ‘Body of War’ 7 p.m. Nov. 7

Directed and produced by Donahue and Ellen Spiro, with a sound track by Eddie Vedder, Body of War follows the path of 25-year-old Tomas Young, an Iraq war veteran turned activist who was injured in the line of duty during his first week of combat. Senatorial speeches in the build-up to the invasion are intersliced with segments chronicling Young’s journey ...

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