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Fallujah: Death and destruction again, Part I

By guest author Ian Hansen As a supporter of human rights and locally-controlled democracy in Iraq, I am dismayed to see Fallujah fall to Al Qaeda. Some may see poetic justice for the U.S. in this development: the U.S. war of aggression … Continue reading

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Modern warfare: Losing ground?

November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Why? International wars and internal armed conflicts ravage environments as well as killing and maiming men, women, and children, leaving behind environments that … Continue reading

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The U.S. government’s assault on children

We’ve heard considerable rhetoric recently about the vileness of subjecting children to poison gas, and vile it is. So are other means by which children are maimed and murdered… Continue reading

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Weapons of war: rape

All weapons of war are weapons of destruction and pain. Previous posts have reminded readers of the pervasive lethal effects of, for example, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, and landmines. Another violent and devastating tactic recognized by the United Nations Security … Continue reading

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