Archive | August, 2018

Rick Wayman | Looking reality in the eye

On August 28, 2018, California became the first state in the U.S. to declare its support for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The treaty, negotiated last year among the majority of the world’s nations and many NGOs, was adopted at the United Nations by a vote of 122-1. The efforts of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to achieve this treaty were recognized with the […]

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Amanda Steel | Shots fired

Victory and glory were ours The real-life nightmares were his He shot his enemy dead Bang, Bang, Bang He pushed fear deep down Stiff upper lip, he carried on Kill or be killed Bang, Bang, Bang Deserters were cowards Friends fell around him He might be next Bang, Bang, Bang It was over, but he lived on Reliving in nightmares Mistaking night sweats for blood Bang, Bang, Bang Fireworks night […]

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Paul K. Chappell

Paul K. Chappell | The art of waging peace

West Point and the U.S. Army trained me how to be a peace activist. If you think working for world peace means pursuing a naïve and impossible dream, what I learned in the military may change your mind, just as it transformed my understanding of humanity’s potential for peace. To explain my transformation, this book will shatter commonly held stereotypes about soldiers and peace activists. These stereotypes not only deceive […]

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Thanissara | The wind intends to take away our footprints

Its name is ≠Koaxa, while the Europeans call it Haarfontein; and it was at Haarfontein that Smoke’s Man saw the wind. He saw the wind but thought it was a !kuerre-!kuerre bird, and therefore, he threw a stone at it, and it burst into wind, it burst out blowing, it blew hard, it blew fiercely. It raised the dust, and it flew away and went into a mountain hole: and he, […]

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