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Max von Oppenheim’s Amazing Discoveries – Spiegel Online

A new exhibition in Berlin’s Pergamon Museum displays 3,000-year-old finds from Syria that fell victim to bombing in World War II and painstakingly reassembled over almost a decade. But just as interesting perhaps is the checkered life story of Max von Oppenheim, the aristocratic German archaeologist who discovered them. Read more here: Photo Gallery: Max von Oppenheim’s Amazing Discoveries – SPIEGEL ...

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Goldstone’s Legacy for Israel | The Nation

The attempts to block, then sabotage, then bury the Goldstone Report began before a single word had been written. The Israeli government rejected the original decision by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of war crimes during the Gaza attack. The council was hopelessly biased, Israel claimed, and the January 12, 2009, resolution creating the fact-finding mission was, ...

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War, peace subjects of great importance for Westport artist Siff | NewsTimes

In Siff’s top-floor studio, running the entire length of the house, the artist is now at work on her next solo show, “Elements of Peace,” an exhibition that has been slated for the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery at Fairfield University from September through December 2012. The cornerstone of that exhibition will be “Fallen Heroes/Afghanistan,” a large-scale work completed in ...

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The Art of Peace | HiLobrow

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has seen fit to introduce an online slideshow accompanying a new exhibit — “Tibetan Arms and Armor” — with a disclaimer. It begins: “Armor and weapons are certainly not among the images usually called to mind when considering the art or culture of Tibet, which is closely identified with the pacifism and deep spirituality of ...

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‘Outsouring War and Peace’ | by David Isenberg via The Huffington Post

UPDATE: This is the fourth of five excerpts from law professor Laura Dickinson’s book, Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs. . Find previous parts in the archive here. Private military contactors and their advocates generally say they are all for transparency and willingly comply with all government requirements dealing with that. Many ...

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MIDEAST: Gaza’s Children Dare to Dream – IPS ipsnews.net

Dr Jameel Tahrawi from Gaza’s Islamic University conducted a study called ‘Drawings of Palestinian Children after the War on Gaza’, which surveyed 445 children in the north of Gaza. “The study shows that over 82 percent of children drew the war and events related to it. Fifty-six percent used writing to explain their drawings as they felt the drawings were ...

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Trakt Marks: On Ian Frazier’s Siberia | The Nation

In at least one sense, Siberia is Russia: in terms of land mass, it makes up 77 percent of the Russian federation. Frazier lists some of its improbable measurements (eight time zones, one-twelfth of all the land on earth, big enough to contain the United States and most of Europe), but his book is, among other things, about reckoning with ...

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