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What if mourning on 9/11 included empathy with wars’ victims?

When will Americans regain our collective capacity for empathy? How many Americans honoring the dead of 9/11/2001 do not see the families of the millions of dead in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Libya? 9/11 does not exist as an attack … Continue reading

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Obama’s Fiction, a July, 2011 Beginning of US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

It would make a whole lot of sense to ask if the President intends to keep his promise to draw down US troops in Afghanistan in July 2011 if you thought he actually meant to do so when he originally … Continue reading

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Killing Anti-War Protest With Ever Changing Withdrawal Dates

Did you notice how the July, 2011 deadline for beginning to remove US troops from Afghanistan that Obama announced in December, 2009 has just slipped into oblivion?  I think that if I had not been steeped for three years at … Continue reading

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How Afghans Experience American Occupation and War

This open letter from Afghan youth brings us into the experience of living under American occupation and war http://vcnv.org/open-letter-from-afghan-youth-to-our-world-leaders Just reading it engages our empathy and should re-ignite our struggle against the US wars.

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Bush “I’m not a racist!” but What Else is His Failure of Empathy

Last week when Oprah Winfrey interviewed GW Bush he raged once again about being called a racist because of how he handled New Orleans after Katrina.  Oprah gave him the opportunity to understand the other side, even if possible to … Continue reading

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We Urgently Await Lives Being Saved in Chile While Military Killings Continue in U.S. Wars

The news reports say that by this Wednesday the 33 Chilean miners trapped a half mile underground will be coming out.  When it was discovered that miraculously they are still alive, the best guess was they would not be rescued … Continue reading

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How Americans’ Expectation of Perfect Protection Can Kill Their Empathy and Feed Racism

Although the “Mosque Controversy” is fading from daily headlines, in today’s blog, I move on to the next question in the politics of empathy: Why do so many Americans allow themselves to be driven again into a frenzy of fear … Continue reading

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