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Walt Whitman Returns . . .

This is what you shall do: by Anthony J. Marsella, channeling Walt Whitman   This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, Despise riches, Give alms to everyone that asks.“    I.  Again! Again! … Continue reading

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Do you hear what I hear?

Photo by Tom Pratt.. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.       Every way I turn my head, I hear echoes from 9/11. What I hear: Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. The excited heart of … Continue reading

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USA: A culture of violence, Part 3

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Final in a series by guest author Dr. Tony Marsella The foreign policies and actions of the U.S. over the past 100 years are rooted in intentions to control and dominate the international order of nations and cultures. These policies … Continue reading

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“Give the military whatever they need and more” (Cost of war, Part 2)

First, there is a tendency to focus on what has been appropriated by Congress specifically for the war, with the consequence that the larger costs of war in Iraq are either missed or downplayed. Specifically, many tallies focus on Congressional appropriations to the Department of Defense for the Iraq war, most of which were authorized in special emergency or supplemental … Continue reading

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