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Costa Rica’s Peace Journey

By Robert C. Koehler, “This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.” Dwight Eisenhower gave the world some extraordinary rhetoric — indeed, his words have the sting of ironic shrapnel, considering how little they have […]

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Why Should Trump―or Anyone―Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?

By Lawrence Wittner, The accession of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945:  Should anyone have the right to plunge the world into a nuclear holocaust? Trump, of course, is an unusually angry, vindictive, and mentally unstable American president.  Therefore, given the […]

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Divest from War, Invest in People

By Kathy Kelly, All Trump, all the time. With a punishing, disorienting barrage of executive orders, President Trump is reversing hard fought gains made in environmental protection, health care, women’s rights, immigration policy, and nuclear weapons reduction – with even more executive orders promised. In his inaugural speech, Trump proclaimed “America First.” The U.S. does […]

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Fake News? Fake President!

By Mel Gurtov, The Donald Trump “way” is to shout foul any time he is criticized, for as we have discovered, this man is innately incapable of acknowledging error, much less apologizing.  The media are an easy target because Trump, like all presidents before him, knows that the power imbalance in his favor makes it […]

World universities offering summer Sanskrit classes

Various prestigious universities/institutes around the world are offering Sanskrit language courses during summer. Universities/Institutes offering these Sanskrit classes include USA’s Harvard University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Mangalam Research Center Berkeley; Germany’s Universität Heidelberg and Universität Hamburg; United Kingdom’s University of Oxford and University of London; Nepal’s Rangjung Yeshe Institute; etc. The courses include Spoken Sanskrit, […]

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Banality of Evil: Desert Pilgrimage to the Cradle of the Bomb

by Rivera Sun The lawn is mowed. This small detail cracks my heart into pieces. A silent scream wails in the hollow space of my ribs. I am standing at the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Green grass slopes down to a pond. A grandfather helps a child circle the concrete walkways on a plastic […]

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Celebrating Nuclear War Planning: Waltzing at the End of the World

By John LaForge It’s hard to imagine celebrating nuclear war planning, but that’s what was on the agenda at Hill Air Force Base, near Ogden, Utah Feb. 12. At an official awards ceremony, there were prizes for “top performers” at the base including Team of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Key Spouse of […]

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

EarthTalk E – The Environmental Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: With summer officially here now, what can you tell us about which sunscreens are safe and which are not?— Clara Rosen, New York, NY Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more new cases each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. […]

Anticipating Sirens and Contractions: Bringing a Baby Into This Reality

by Mairav Zonszein Thursday was my due date for my baby. I began my 40th week of pregnancy yesterday and am due to go into labor any day now. I’ve been mentally and physically preparing myself for this exciting and unpredictable moment for months, planning to have as natural, active and positive an experience as […]

Israeli Lynch Mobs and the Banality of the West

by David Ragland, Ph.D. On June 30, the bodies of three kidnapped Jewish-Israeli boys, Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach, were found in a shallow grave. In response, Israeli authorities and vigilantes killed ten Palestinians, “including at least three children, a pregnant woman, and a mentally ill man.” Recently, Israeli officials arrested six Jewish suspects […]

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