Archive for the ‘Conflict’ Category

Democracy Uprising in the Middle East: Interview with Lesley Hazleton

Democracy Uprising in the Middle East: Interview with Lesley Hazleton

  Audio Only Interview Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview   Synopsis In this interview we discuss the uprising of democracy in the Middle East and the role that social media continues to have in shaping people’s freedom.

Brilliant Documentary – Enemies of the People: Interview with Rob Lemkin

Brilliant Documentary – Enemies of the People: Interview with Rob Lemkin

The COMPLETE Interview   Audio Only Right click here to download the MP3 version of this interview What is the story behind the documentary, Enemies of the People? That’s what I set out to learn in this interview with Rob Lemkin who co-directed the film with Cambodian Journalist Thet Sambhat. In, Enemies of the People, […]

Understanding Loughner

Understanding Loughner

Unfortunately, news agencies have been reporting on the recent shooting in Arizona inaccurately. It has been established that there were 20 victims on that day, but the correct number is actually 21. On January 8th, 2011, Jared Loughner fatally shot 6 people and wounded 14 others. The victim that has thus far gone unaccounted for […]

Gun Shots In Arizona

Gun Shots In Arizona

Arizona did not become a state until 1912. All of its neighbors had been granted statehood in the 1800’s. If you truly know Arizona, the question is not what took so long to earn statehood, the question is why it was granted at all. Arizona’s contributions have been more ignominious than noble. In politics they […]

The Few, The Proud, The Unhealthy: Undernourished Troops Appearing In Ever-Growing Numbers

The Few, The Proud, The Unhealthy: Undernourished Troops Appearing In Ever-Growing Numbers

It’s no secret that the military recruits heavily from rural and impoverished areas, where the enticements of a GI-Bill-funded education and immediate post-graduate employment carry more weight than they might in wealthier suburbs.  But in a nation where those who live below the poverty line are also living with greater incidence of obesity and malnutrition, […]

Religious Wars On The Global Front

Religious Wars On The Global Front

Asia Noreen Bibi is in jail in Pakistan awaiting a possible death sentence for blasphemy. Her crime is that she argued with fellow farm workers when they told her that by being Christian she made the drinking water they shared unholy. When she defended herself and her faith she was accused of blasphemy and sentenced […]

Runaway Defense Spending

Runaway Defense Spending

The United States stations over 50,000 troops in Germany.  In comparison only 48,000 troops are in Iraq.  Our soldiers in Germany aren’t countering the Soviet menace.  We aren’t uprooting Al-Qaeda like operatives.  Are men in Germany probably aren’t even within 5000 miles of a rogue state, oppressive tyrant, or an unstable dictatorship. Since he took […]

Can The US Military Make “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Go Away?

Can The US Military Make “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Go Away?

When Bill Clinton enacted “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 1993 he did it to insure the gays in the military would be able to remain in the service. It was his hope that, in time, perceptions would change and “don’t ask, don’t tell” would die a quiet death because the military no longer cared about […]

WikiLeaks Hangs Diplomats Dirty Laundry Out To Dry

WikiLeaks Hangs Diplomats Dirty Laundry Out To Dry

The latest batch of “Top Secret” documents to be posted by the website WikiLeaks shows diplomats being themselves and offering candid opinions of world leaders that, while circulated among their peers, were never expected to be read by the general population. The fact that diplomats think anything on the internet is secure is sobering, especially […]

War on Terrorism: A Pakistani Point of View

War on Terrorism: A Pakistani Point of View

War on terrorism, has become the most common cliché these days for western leaders, a word that echoes a lot in the U.N. general assembly sessions. For any Pakistani, this is the most horrifying event of their lives; it is more devastating for the country than all the wars they fought against India. This is […]