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Chokehold On Russia, China and Korean Peninsula

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992) was a journalist and commentator for CBS news who presented opinions in brilliant essays for 47 years. How can we forget his opinion about the greatest export from these United States, not as cars, other products manufactured by an advanced industrialized nation? “The largest export of the USA is the manufacture and [...]

By | June 3rd, 2018|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

USA Rejects the Constitution and International Laws on Torture

Novelist Earnest Hemmingway declared, “Never think that war, no matter how ‘necessary’ is not a sin.” Moral theologians concluded there is no “just war” in an atomic age when one bomb can destroy entire cities, perhaps nations. War is the epitome of torture. Torture can be carried out over hours, days or years, as seen [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments

What If Forty Hostile Bases Crowded The USA?

The insatiable appetite for oil in the Gulf region drew Britain and the USA into Persian Gulf meddling. Washington’s desire for control over oil sources in the Gulf and fear of Soviet expansion fed Cold War militarism during Eisenhower’s administration.   Presidents Eisenhower, J.F. Kennedy, Nixon and both Bush presidents followed the violent, interventionist path. A [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|1 Comment

Israel Has Had Nuclear Weapons Since 1966

The USA, Britain and Turkey are Israel’s only friends in the world. The United States was first in developing an atomic bomb. Albert Einstein signed on to a letter drafted by physicist Leo Szilard approving the suicidal weapon because of a fear Germany would produce such a bomb first. “Had I known Germany would not [...]

Abolishing Arms That Could Abort Earth’s Future

The Earth Day 2018 theme is abolishing plastic pollution. In the 1960’s movie “The Graduate” Dustin Hoffman portrayed a young student who was advised by his wise uncle in one word: “Plastic!” In the 21st century the one word is “TRASH” that will not disappear and is taking over our ocean. Visit www.5gyres.org for latest [...]

March (Women’s History Month) We Recall Women Hold Up Half The Sky

“Women hold up half the sky” was one of many Chinese proverbs I learned during 1970 years in Hong Kong. Elsie Elliott-Tu (1913 – 2009) went to China as a British missionary and spent her entire adult life in Hong Kong as an elected official in the colonial urban council. Weekly I assisted in her [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Politics, War Crimes|0 Comments

400 + 400 = PETM

Over 100 years ago Svante August Arrhenius (1859-1927), the father of physical chemistry, warned our unrestricted burning of fossil fuels would release excessive carbon dioxide (“greenhouse effect”) that will surely cause problems for survival of all who live on Earth. Arrhenius repeated the climate warning in 1905. NASA scientist James Hansen declared before a skeptical [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Climate Change, Environment, Politics, Water|0 Comments

How Will We Surive Without Oxygen

A friend from Louisiana talks with pride and concern about his son in a U.S. Navy submarine thousands of miles away, lurking in the darkness of our sacred ocean which covers three fourths of planet Earth and provides half of the oxygen we need for daily survival. In our “Industrial Ice Age” we too busy [...]

America Does Not Torture

During the Bush administration, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld ordered confiscation of all photos taken at Baghdad’s central prison, Abu Ghraib, in which revolting, sadistic scenes of torture were causing a tidal wave of national and international outrage that would have certainly implicated the Bush administration. Bush and Rumsfeld are gone, but torture clings to Gina [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Op Ed, Politics, War Crimes|1 Comment

Mike Pense Did Not Reduce Tension on Korean Border

Richard Nixon was the first president in USA history to visit China following the ping pong unification of China and the USA.  Senators of Chinese ancestry named Spong, Fong and Wong were so thrilled they proposed every church bell in the country be rung to celebrate the joyful occasion when the US ping pong team [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, Politics|0 Comments