Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been better able to empathize with Dennett?s obsession with the uniqueness of human consciousness, and I have been better able to marvel at the complex precision of Gruen?s theorizing. But I don?t seem to be any better
Barbara Wien teaches gender, global security and peace education at American University. Since 1981, she has worked to strengthen grassroots civil society networks for peace and democracy in 58 countries. She has led eight national nonprofit organizations, taught at six universities, and helped
Nick Mottern has worked as a reporter, researcher, writer and political organizer over the last 30 years. He is the author of Suffering Strong, recounting experiences of his first trip to Africa. He manages www.KnowDrones.com a website devoted to
One week before the #NoWar2017: War and the Environment conference, to be held September 22-24 at American Univeristy, World Beyond War will work with the Backbone Campaign and other allies to organize a flotilla for the environment and peace, bringing kayaktivism to Washington, D.C., on September 16th.
Why? What’s the relevance? Who’s drilling for oil on the Potomac?
Actually the Potomac is central headquarters for oil consumption, as the top way in which we consume oil is through preparing
Even CNN struggles to stay solemn, neither laughing nor vomiting, at news of Congress creating a new branch of the U.S. military to fight wars in space.
Of course, one purpose of militarizing space, which other nations have long supported banning by treaty, has for the United States long been to facilitate more unstoppable attacks on various corners of the little planet earth.
But another stated purpose of this legislation is to ?guard the galaxy.? Here?s where a massive miscalculation
On this episode of “By Any Means Necessary” host Eugene Puryear is joined by David Swanson, author, activist, journalist, and radio host and Will Griffin, board of directors of Veterans For Peace and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and the creator of The Peace Report, a source for antiwar media. The group talks about the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the over-hyped threat of North Korea and the role of war propaganda in US media.
In a special
On Friday the United Nations concluded the creation of the first multilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in over 20 years, and the first treaty ever to ban all nuclear weapons. While 122 nations voted yes, the Netherlands voted no, Singapore abstained, and numerous nations didn’t show up at all.
The Netherlands, I’m told by Alice Slater, was compelled by public pressure on its parliament to show up. I don’t know what Singapore’s problem is. But the world’s nine nuclear nations, various
After the most expensive Congressional election in history saw a spectacular loss by a much-hyped Democrat who included only two policy topics on his entire website: cutting government spending, and running the government more like a corporation, a couple of Silicon Valley would-be Democratic-Party oligarchs have set up a website called ?Win the Future? (guess who loses!) to raise money to buy billboards in Washington, D.C., to say things like ?cut