Author Archives: kathiemm

What do you have to lose?

“When the Syrian refugees are going to start pouring into this country, we don’t know if they’re ISIS, we don’t know if it’s a Trojan horse….it could be the great Trojan horse of all times Question 1: what can a politician … Continue reading

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Shooting the right way at the Syrian border

By guest author Deryal Yuksel I am a photographer, and a few months ago I was travelling around the Syrian border. There is no way I can go there now. Most of the towns I have visited have turned into … Continue reading

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Clever devils: getting good people to act bad

  Moral disengagement involves a set of unconscious psychological processes allowing individuals to engage in or support or tolerate inhumane treatment of others while still thinking of themselves as good people.  Common examples include using euphemistic language to make bad things … Continue reading

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A SIMPLE, NAÏVE APPEAL
To the Taliban, ISIS, Pentagon, Kremlin, and Everyone Else

By Guest Author Tom Greening, January 2016 •Please stop killing people and destroying things they need and treasure. •Help us all work peaceably together to create good lives for everyone. •That will take a lot of effort, creativity, sacrifice, cooperation. •We can, … Continue reading

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