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Disappeared on the Border: “Chase and Scatter” — to Death

By John Heid “We recognize the weight that the language of disappearance holds; we use it to call attention to the fact that disappearance is not a natural or inevitable phenomenon but rather a direct consequence of US border-enforcement policies and practices.” — La Coalitión De Derechos Humanos, and No More Deaths, “Disappeared: How the […]

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Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up with Advances in Science and Technology?

By Lawrence Wittner H.G. Wells, one of the most prolific and prominent novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, consistently warned his contemporaries that social institutions were not evolving fast enough to cope with rapid changes in science and technology. Since Wells’ death in 1946, the scientific and technological advances have certainly been […]

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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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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 […]

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