The Democratic Republic of Congo’s first lady has led thousands of women on a march against sexual violence. Olive Lembe Kabila headed the rally in the town of Bukavu in the east of the country, where Congolese and foreign armed groups have operated for years. Continue reading DR Congo women march against sexual violence
Six weeks from now, in Cancun, Mexico, the world’s nations will gather under the auspices of the United Nations (the UNFCCC) to again discuss how to alleviate climate change. They’ll try to pick up the broken pieces from last December in Copenhagen, where we witnessed tortured dances by government leaders trying to avoid the realities of our time, and the profound conundrums we face as a society. They accomplished nothing, and may reprise that performance in Cancun. Continue reading Climate change v capitalism: the feast is almost over
When we do violence against others, we are in some psychological way hurting ourselves—and that pain is becoming more evident as the patina of glory surrounding war wears off. Is this the beginning of the end of the war mindset?
About the murderous rampage of U.S. soldiers from the 5th Stryker Combat Brigade, who killed and dismembered Afghani civilians evidently “for sport,” the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported on September 20, “Army officials have not disclosed a motive” for the outrage. Let me try. Continue reading Abolishing the War System: The Big Picture