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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

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

 Could H.R. McMaster Please Translate “Denuclearization” For The World?

The British Broadcasting Corporation in December 2017 quoted General H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s choice after General Flynn was fired. McMaster said: “We will be compelled to denuclearize North Korea.” In a world of instant communication, there is no doubt everyone on the Korean peninsula, Japan and China will interpret this comment might mean a surprise [...]

By | December 24th, 2017|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

Fourteen Reasons To Refuse Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

122 countries in the United Nations voted unanimously to abolish nuclear weapons. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to International Campaign for Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) US Ambassador to the UN Mrs. Nikki Haley was a leading opponent of the UN decision calling for abolition. She has two teenage children who will inherit a [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

How Do We Stop Mass Shootings?

The Arizona Republic (October 22, 2017) had one idea – The Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act. Editors of the column neglected one possibility in examining the nauseating frequency of USA mass shootings. Could carnage occurring in churches, night clubs, theaters (Lafayette, LA) or anywhere people assemble from Boston to Texas and beyond be a reflection [...]

By | November 25th, 2017|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments

What Four Star General Kelly Thought of Trump’s UN Speech

Millions of viewers/listeners squirmed in agony as President Donald Trump excoriated several national leaders and threatened to destroy 25 million people in North Korea where a nationalistic Kim Jong Un dangerously pursued a nuclear weapons policy because he seeks “nuclear parity.” China, Russia and Asian government officials know there is a “noose” of several hundred [...]

The First “9/11” Event Was Engineered In Santiago, Chile

“Today in History” columns of newspapers are rewarding reading. Is it patriotism or historical blindness that allow writers of such columns to forget the indisputable fact Salvador Allende, a democratically elected President of Chile was surrounded by tanks near the Presidential residence, then overthrown by a bloody coup on 9/11/1973? ”9/11” in New York City [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Corporate Responsibility, Peace, War Crimes|0 Comments

Hermann Göring’s thought or warning of Pope Francis on war with North Korea?

Reich Marshall Hermann Göring (1893-1946) was one of the ten most powerful leaders of Hitler’s vanquished Third Reich. Hitler, Göring and several other leaders of the Third Reich took their own lives rather than face judgment as Germany surrendered. “People can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. It is very easy. All you [...]

Another Suicidal Showdown At The Yalu River Near North Korea?

Gladys and Billy were an impoverished couple living on M.L. King Blvd. in Dallas. We met during 1989-1992 to consider their family issues. After a half hour of talking about intractable problems, I sheepishly suggested we go down the street for a milkshake. Suddenly family problems would be superficially minimized by sweet milkshakes. Both are [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Politics, Stories, War Crimes|0 Comments

How Would We Respond If 400 Military Bases Surrounded The USA?

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists places a “Doomsday Clock” on every issue. Midnight is the hour of nuclear conflagration. With the arrival of Donald Trump as Commander-in-Chief the minute hand has been moved forward. It now stands at 2 minutes and thirty seconds before 12 o’clock. Prior to Mr. Trump’s arrival the United States began [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Peace, Politics, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction|0 Comments