Category Archives: War & Peace

Dealing with North Korea

As a thoroughgoing pacifist, I clearly disfavor the use of violence to resolve international conflict.  How to respond to the growing nuclear capability of North Korea is rather complex, many experts say, and the options available to and being explored … Continue reading

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AUTHORIZATION

Generally speaking, as I have expressed herein numerous times, I am opposed to the use of force to deal with international conflict.  I have roundly criticized the use of drones, which has markedly increased since I last wrote.  Also, I … Continue reading

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America, Wake Up!

In the last section of the final chapter of his June 1967 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, Martin Luther King, Jr., focuses on the evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism. Analyzing and assessing the … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Approach to Terrorism?

When we do not try to discover and put to use these nonviolent means, we increase the possibilities of new and different sorts of killing in the world. Continue reading

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EXTENSION OF MILITARY PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN

The extension of U.S. troops in Afghanistan comes as no surprise, for the Taliban and al-Qaeda have ramped up their terrorist efforts in that war-torn country. The governmental troops have had some recent success, but they are still ill equipped … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression? Yes!

As an advocate of nonviolent direct action, I believe there are always alternatives to violence that can be effective and instructive. Continue reading

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WAR AGAIN?

Here are my thoughts a day or so prior to the air strikes. It appears we are on the brink of war, again! Massive air strikes against the capital of ISIS in Raqqa in northern Syria have begun. What does … Continue reading

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