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Beyond Rio and Halki: Climate Change May Rest in Engaging Hearts and Organizing Hands | On Being

Earlier this month, His All Holiness Bartholomew, the Patriarch of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, convened a two-day conversation on “environment, ethics, and innovation.” We gathered on the tiny, ancient island of Heybeliada off Istanbul, the city that was once the Patriarch’s Constantinople and before that New Rome. There were scientists there, and activists, and religious thinkers. Greenpeace was represented, ...

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The fraud of ‘humanitarian wars’ | Salon.com

All wars, even the most unjustifiably aggressive, are wrapped in the same pretty rhetorical packaging By Glenn Greenwald Last month, I spoke at the University of Chicago as part of an event entitled “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Empire: Humanitarian Intervention and Neo-Orientalism.” Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, the event also included Oxford Professor Tariq Ramadan, law professor ...

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More drones, more robots, more wars | Bernd Debusmann, Reuters.com

Sometime in the next three decades, the U.S. military will be able to field robots that can make life-and-death decisions, operating without human supervision thanks to software and superfast computers. But the technology to get to that point is running far ahead of considerations of the ethics of robotic warfare. Or, as Peter Singer, a Brookings Institution scholar who has ...

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Brian Terrell: War of the Killer Robots | CounterPunch

In an article published on June 7, 2011, in Foreign Policy, “Don’t Fear the Reaper, four misconceptions about how we think about drones,” Charli Carpenter and Lina Shaikhouni warn that “the debate over drones is misleading the public about the nature of the weaponry and the law.” To remedy this confusion they “offer some sensible ways for the anti-drone lobby ...

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Experimenting With Torture, 6 p.m. March 30, New Haven

“Experimenting with Torture: Psychology, Morality and the Law,”  6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Yale Law School, 127 Wall Street, New Haven; Room 122. Keynote Dr. Steven Reisner, Ph.D. Clinical Assistant Professor at NYU Medical School, Co-author, 2010 report on experiments involving the torture of prisoners after 9/11, Co-founder, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology (www.ethicalpsychology.org). Panelists Dr. Thomas Duffy — Professor ...

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