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Syrian Refugees and the Earth Household, Part 1.

  By Guest Author Dana Visalli   With a Lebanese population of four million, Lebanon is currently hosting over one million Syrian refugees from the violence in Syria that has torn that country apart. I wanted to touch in with … Continue reading

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Does nonviolent resistance work? Part 2b

This is the second of three posts comprising Part II of a series of posts in which Dr. Ian Hansen shares his thoughts on nonviolence. See also Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 2a and Part2c. To achieve freedom from dictatorial oppression, what’s the … Continue reading

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Syria: Between a rock and a hard place

By guest author, Michael Corgan Does the ongoing Syrian civil war have echoes of the Spanish civil war of nearly 80 years ago? If the conflict were only between the Syrian government and rebel forces (as was true in opposing … Continue reading

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Syria: Even fainter hope

The tragic course of violence in Syria, falling mostly as it usually does on women and children, highlights the limitations of the United Nations as means of peaceful conflict resolution in the world.

Even at its best, the UN can only do… Continue reading

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