UNMAKING WAR, REMAKING MEN

How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers and Ourselves Forthcoming October, 2010 Recommended Read/ www.unmakingwar.net One day at a beach Kathleen Barry witnessed an accidental death. Seeing how empathy drew together the bystanders – strangers until that moment – in shared human consciousness, she asked: ‘Why do we value human lives in everyday moments […]

America’s Continued Thirst for War

America’s Continued Thirst for War By: Solomon Comissiong America’s insatiable addiction to war not only destroys countless innocent lives abroad; it robs its own citizens from basic human needs at home. It robs them from envisioning a better world and an auspicious tomorrow. Since its amoral inception the so-called United States of America has steadily […]

Ghosts of War Crimes Past, Present and Future Haunt Retired Politicians

On April 24, 2010, lured to Malaysia and Singapore by a hefty £350,000 speaking fee, Tony Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, carefully hid from protestors armed with slippers to throw at him, as well as from a posse of delegates charged with serving Blair an indictment for war crimes.[1] In March Blair’s lucrative […]

The for-profit Educational Maintenance Organization: Academica, Inc.

Academica, Inc. The for-profit Educational Maintenance Organization The first Florida charter school statute was approved in 1996, opening the door for the creation of charter schools as part of the state’s public education system, where they would operate independently. Since that time the race has been on, with Florida, along with other states such as […]

The different mindsets of the left and the right

Despite what one thinks, there is a vast difference in the mindset of the left and the right in the United States, yet they somehow always seem to be angry at any sitting president who thinks differently than them.  The left was angry for the last eight years and often despised former President Bush.  The […]

THE EMBARGO: NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE FAILURE

The UN General Assembly voted  overwhelmingly to end the US Economic, Financial and Commercial Embargo of Cuba. The Cubans claim the embargo cost them over $242 million in 2008 alone. The embargo, Cuba claims, makes foreign capital unavailable because investors face possible sanctions for doing business with Cuba. Public opinion polls – elite business opinion agrees – […]