Today at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, peace broke out, catching thousands of travelers by surprise. There were no terrorist attacks, or bomb threats, or mass shootings. People just went about their lives. Initial reports indicate that everyone involved survived the ordeal. Ted Cruz, who asserts that,
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed,
In the mountains of western Maine, the U.S. government is planning to take an area the size of a small town and fill it with Interceptor missiles. Part of the “Star Wars” missile defense system that still doesn’t work, even in tests in which scientists
For years, I’ve seen the No Farms No Food bumper sticker, and wondered what the message was trying to get at. Sure, we need farmers to grow ingredients for food, but that’s such a general need, it’s difficult to get worked up about. Food is
If we only look at the politicians, it’s easy to get discouraged. So many of them promise to act against powerful institutional interests and for the rights of everyday people, then gain office and turn out to do the exact opposite. Watching these politicians is
The morning is rising over Kadikoy, a neighborhood of Istanbul that sits on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. In this photograph you can see the “iskelesi,” the ferry terminal that allows commuters to cross to all points on the European side. At about 1 pm
This week, we have added a tiger to our menagerie of animals for peace. Is that safe? Shouldn’t we remember Life of Pi, for goodness sakes? It’s true that we all have the capability to act violently. We may even have the propensity toward violence.
Yesterday a professional contact of mine shared the following message on Facebook: “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map
I had no idea until I read this piece that the original purpose of Mother’s Day was to protest war. Here is the founding Mother’s Day Declaration by Julia Ward Howe in 1870: Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts,
A plan to kill hundreds of wolves in Wyoming was announced this week. As hatred of wolves is growing, level headed Americans have a responsibility to encourage a more balanced view.
No, not really. Sandy writes today from the southern tier of upstate New York to ask: Would you provide me with more details on the non-violent rally for peace scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2011, in Washington, DC? Sandy’s question is a legitimate one; if