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In Time of War the Laws are Silent

The following is an excerpt from the essay We need the rule of law, not the rule of war, published on Sept. 15, 2001, by James Carroll, just a few days after the 9/11 attacks. It was one of the … Continue reading

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“War is Obsolete, All Life is Interrelated” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live … Continue reading

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Christmas 1914 – When Soldiers Made Peace

“The Christmas truce (German: Weihnachtsfrieden; French: Trêve de Noël) was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front around Christmas 1914. In the week leading up to the holiday, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In areas, men from both sides ventured … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of Global Nuclear Bomb Testing

August 6th, this summer, will mark the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. On August 9, 1945, a second nuclear weapon was dropped on Nagasaki City. To commemorate these tragedies, the people of Japan will hold moments of silence, pray for those who … Continue reading

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War is a Racket – Major General Butler, 1935

WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned … Continue reading

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