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REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA August 7, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Modern History, Peace.
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Today marked the 67th anniversary of  the bombing of Hiroshima., the first use of nuclear weapons.  Three days later, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Civilization did not end, neither did the still continuing export of uranium, and other countries have acquired nuclear weapons so increasing the possibility of nuclear war.
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AUSTERITY CHANCELLOR June 22, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Social Environment.
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One has to assume that Chancellor Angela Merkel did not invent the austerity policies, whose effects are now predictably plaguing Europe.
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EXPOSING DEHUMANIZATION May 14, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History, Terrorism Issues.
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The US and its’ allies are engaged in operations in Muslim countries. One person’s counter-terrorism is another’s terrorism.
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“NOT JUST UNLAWFUL, BUT DANGEROUS” May 2, 2012

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White House counter terrorism adviser John Brennan claims the use of drones is ethical, necessary, and permitted by international law.
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THE OLD AND THE NEW April 16, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Modern History, Natural Environment.
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Bob Browns resignation as Greens leader surprised me. His replacement, fellow Tasmanian, Christine Milne, who similarly is an alumni of  the State Legislative Assembly anticipates a tipping point between the old and the new economy.
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SYRIAN BLOODBATH April 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, Modern History, Oil, Peace.
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The situation in Syria represents a genuine humanitarian crisis, and it seems that violence there has potential to spread beyond its borders.
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ANATOMY OF WAR March 20, 2012

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Chris Hedges article at Truthdig is summarized by the headline: “Murder is not an Anomaly in War”.
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REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN February 21, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Middle East, Modern History.
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Perhaps it is the case that the Australian Government is subservient and supine in the face of  the American military-industrial complex, as John Pilger suggests, but it is clear that Iran is proactively responding to the pressures of global imperialism.
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WHO IS OUR ENEMY? January 15, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Modern History, US Politics.
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We must have an enemy. More exactly, “these guys” must have an enemy. The US must have an enemy. We must follow the US in having their enemy – except when it comes to Central America.
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WAR AND IRAN January 9, 2012

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Should it eventuate, the putative war against Iran will be an abandonment of the Grenada doctrine.
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CORPORATE GLOBAL POWER October 11, 2011

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The question is not of that of global power and influence, or of global government but of identifying appearance and reality.
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OBAMA REJECTS THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE September 25, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Duckspeak, Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine, Modern History, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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President Obama went before the UN General Assembly address the Palestinian application to world for statehood.
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9/11 AND THE RESPONSE September 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Modern History, Peace, Terrorism Issues, US Politics.
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The place of  the 11th of  September as a date of significance in US and World history was preceded by other events, most notably the overthrow of the Allende Government in 1973.
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FAITH IN THE EURO August 31, 2011

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The Euro-zone is not doomed. Or is that just wishful thinking?
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CATHEDRAL IN THE BOMB SITES August 10, 2011

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In August 1945, the Japanese Government was suing for peace and the war was over, it was claimed, yet the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were subjected to atomic bombs.
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THE ORGANIZATIONAL MIND July 8, 2011

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I am interested by the way in which institutions and organizations attempt and sometimes succeed in framing our understanding of the world, both as insiders and outsiders.
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A TIME OF CHANGE March 15, 2011

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Medieval Civilization it seems dissolved in large part when confronted with the methods of science aided by the social impact of the printing press.
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BUCCANEERS AND CORPORATIONS March 9, 2011

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David Korten reviews the historical record and comes up with some interesting observations.
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ROUND ONE TO THE PEOPLE February 12, 2011

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In the face of the weight of numbers in the streets of Egypt, the dictator has stood down. Now the Army Council has taken executive responsibility.
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EGYPT AND CHANGE January 28, 2011

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The world is about to change, or has changed. The protests in the streets of Egypt are that significant. We will more fully understand there success of failure in at least six months, or a year or ten years time.
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