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Global Resources and Challenges for 2016 ©

guest author: Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. The new calendar year is upon us . . . in every sense of the word!  We use the New Year as an opportunity for renewal — a chance for a fresh start. We … Continue reading

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What is a patriot?

(Pikes Peak in Colorado was the inspiration for the song America the Beautiful.) According to the Miriam Webster online dictionary, a patriot is a person who loves and strongly supports or fights for his or her country. That means I’m … Continue reading

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The unpublicized victim of war

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“Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war.” — United Nations

Tuesday November 6 is International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. First designated … Continue reading

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As protests by millions continue (Quaker reflections, Part 1)

Over a period of little more than a year, several national movements in the Middle East have succeeded in displacing dictators, bringing one into an international court of justice. In other nations authoritarian resistance has been more invulnerable. The ultimate results are not yet clear as protests by millions continue in spite of … Continue reading

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