Tag Archives: child abuse

Where it all begins, Part 2

  By Kathie MM As noted in my last post , if people want to move their countries from a preoccupation with war, hatred, power, threat, and punishment to the pursuit of peace, brotherly (and sisterly) love, social equality, justice, … Continue reading

Posted in child abuse, environmental issues, family violence, Nonviolence, Reconciliation and healing, social justice, Understanding violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pain’s pathways

By Kathie MM I bit my tongue yesterday.  Really, not metaphorically.  It hurt like the devil. Why do I tell you this trivial story? Because every time I bite my tongue, which I do more often as I age, I … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Terrorism, Torture, Understanding violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What it’s really all about

The argument you get from the warlords, the arms industry, the right-wing extremists, the power-seekers is that some forms of torture are needed to fight terrorism, to save lives endangered by “ticking bombs.”  Bull hoowey. If you want to understand … Continue reading

Posted in culture of violence, Human rights, Prisons, Propaganda, racism, Terrorism, Torture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hell holes in the U.S.

http://vimeo.com/35284207

Guantanamo may be the most well-known symbol of government-sponsored torture of prisoners, but the horrors of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib take place right in your back yard—conveniently hidden in high-walled prisons. In today’s post we provide some of the facts … Continue reading

Posted in Human rights, Torture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments