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Inculcating the “Military Virtues”: The Pentagon’s Predatory Role in U.S. High Schools

Richard E. Rubenstein – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Dec 2022

On 11 Dec, the New York Times broke a front-page story about “J.R.O.T.C,” described as “a program funded by the U.S. military designed to teach leadership skills, discipline, and civil values – and to open students’ eyes to the idea of a military career…” If peace education programs can be combined with civilian job training and public advocacy efforts, we might finally see a real challenge to the ongoing militarization of the schools.

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Why We Still Need a Movement to Keep Youth from Joining the Military

Elizabeth King – In These Times, 1 Jul 2019

27 Jun 2019 – A scrappy counter-recruitment movement is trying to starve the military of labor. Out of the spotlight, dedicated counter-recruiters around the country are steadfast in their organizing to cut off the human supply chain to the U.S. military.

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Military Conscription Worldwide – Conscientious Objectors and Deserters

CJ Hinke, World Beyond War – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jul 2015

Incredibly, in the 21st-century, roughly half of the world’s nation-states practice military conscription. The countries on this list may still be enforcing military conscription.

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US Army Drafts Blueprint for World War III

Bill Van Auken and David North, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Oct 2014

The Pentagon is preparing for unlimited global warfare and military dictatorship within the United States. The document was formally released at this week’s Association of the United States Army conference.

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Civil-Military Relations: Theories to Practices

Bishnu Pathak, PhD and Surendra Uprety – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2011

Civil Military Relations constitute the relationship between the state and civil society on one side and the military organization(s) on the other. They correlate the civilian and military authorities in a given society. Democratic Civilian Control (DCC) is the conception of military/armed forces controlled by the elected representatives of a given state or nation.

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IS MILITARY SERVICE HONORABLE?

Fred Reed, 15 Jul 2009

Last night Vi and I watched for the first time a documentary, shot by my friend Jim Coyne, on Joan Baez and the movement against a war no one any longer remembers, far away, on another planet. It was lovely filmwork. Jim is a genius. I may have to stop having friends. I feel inferior […]

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Nonviolent Strategy to Halt the Genocide in Gaza, Liberate Palestine and Defeat the Global Technocracy

Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jan 2024

24 Jan 2024 – In accordance with its long-planned, detailed and comprehensive blueprint labeled ‘The Great Reset’, the Global Elite is currently implementing its program to reshape world order, kill off a substantial proportion of the human population, enclose the Commons ‘forever’, transfer all remaining wealth to the Elite and enslave those left alive in one of their technocratic ‘smart city’ prisons.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2023

9-15 October 2023

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How to Think about the Ukraine War after 18 Months

Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2023

20 Sep 2023 -This text addresses various aspects of the global political setting that has crystallized since the Russian attack of 5 Feb 2022 on Ukraine. The repudiation of diplomacy as an alternative to war, despite the costs and dangers of continuing the Ukraine War, are quite striking.

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Peace Disruption (Part 2): Palestine’s Killing Fields–The End Must Go On

Prof Hoosen Vawda – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2023

Endless, 75 years of apartheid Israel’s discrimination, tyranny, oppression, massacres of women and children, targeted ethnic cleansing and displacement of indigenous Palestinians, marked by the total silence of world religious leaders.

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The Old Use the Young to Wage War: “Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?”

Vern Loomis - TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2023

“With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.” Oscar Wilde’s wry observation highlights an obvious truth: age alone does not confer wisdom or any other desirable trait. The powerful and elderly decision-makers of the world demonstrate the disconnect between age and wisdom with every war.

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1980s US Central America Wars

Virginia S. Williams, Roger Peace and Jeremy Kuzmarov | US Foreign Policy – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jul 2022

Updated January 2022 – Less than a decade after U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam, the United States became deeply involved in Central America. The catalyst was a popularly supported leftist revolution in Nicaragua led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN).

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Resisting Militarism: Mission Impossible?

Sean Howard | Cape Breton Spectator – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Apr 2022

30 Mar 2022 – “I don’t think the country should be militarized… but we live in the moment when the Army matters.” — Ukrainian peace activist Nataliya Gumenyuk. But denying millions the right to conscientiously object or leave the country is criminal. Overall problem: war. Pseudorealities lead to war. All lines lead to the war. It may be a mission impossible, but can pacifism help lead us back?

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Trotsky’s Last Year – Part 5

David North | WSWS - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

2 Sep 2020 – An appraisal, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, of the work of the great theoretician and strategist of World Socialist Revolution during the final year of his life.

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War Is a Racket

Major General Smedley Butler – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Mar 2020

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

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Generations of Transitional Justice in the World

Bishnu Pathak – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jul 2019

The objectives of the paper are to investigate the axiomatic truth and record the human wrongdoings of the past, deliver justice to the victims at present, make perpetrators accountable and initiate generous change in the rule of law for prosperous, peaceful and harmonious nation. The state-of-the-art paper is prepared based upon literature review, exchanging and sharing, and a practical observation approach rather than theoretical-analytical conception, except Generation.

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Human Rights Council Discusses the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

UN Human Rights Council – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – The Human Rights Council held an interactive dialogue with Yanghee Lee, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.

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U.S.A. Participation in World War One

Charles F. Howlett, Jeremy Kuzmarov and Roger Peace | U.S. Foreign Policy History & Resource Guide – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

A deep analysis into the origins of U.S. involvement in WWI unpacking President Woodrow Wilson’s idealistic justifications for entering it and charting the efforts of European and U.S. peace advocates. It is written for the general public and students, synthesizing the work of many historians.

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Protests Erupting around US RIMPAC War Games Off of Hawaii

Jon Olsen | Tikkun – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jul 2018

15 Jul 2018 – Hawaiians Are Protesting the RIMPAC War Games and the Continued US Military Occupation of the Kingdom of Hawaii – The RIMPAC war games are igniting protests in Hawaii and once again reminding people that Hawaii is stolen land, a nation taken over illegally and made part of the United States.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

Oct 23-29, 2017 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.” — Tupac Shakur

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2017

Oct 9-15, 2017 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” –- Dorothy Canfield Fischer

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The Censored-out Truths That War Documentaries Tend to Leave on the Cutting Room Floor

Gary G. Kohls, MD | Duty to Warn – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2017

27 Sep 2017 – I have been dutifully watching the well-publicized ten-episode, 18 hour-long PBS series on the War in Vietnam that is, as I write, just past the halfway point. The war in Vietnam was the war that I grew up being peripherally aware of, but I didn’t think much about it because I was enrolled and very busy studying in med school (1964-1968) when the Tet Offensive began.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

Sep 4-10, 2017 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Jul 2017

Jul 3-9, 2017~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Always choose to heal not to hurt, to forgive not to despise, to persevere not to quit, to smile not to frown, and to love not to hate! At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought, but what we built, not what we got, but what we shared, not our competence but our character, and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters. Live a life that cares…” – Ritu Ghatourey

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This Week In History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Jun 2017

Jun 26-Jul 2 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.“ — George Bernard Shaw

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

Jun 19-25 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” — Evelyn Beatrice Hall

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2017

Jun 5-11~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 May 2017

May 15-21 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” – Earl Nightingale

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

Apr 24-30 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

Apr 10-16 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” – David Searls

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Jan 2017

Jan 16-22 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You didn’t want to be my friend in elementary school. You didn’t want to be my friend in junior high school. And you certainly weren’t my friend in high school. Why on Earth do you want to be my Facebook friend today?” – William E Lewis Jr.

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

Oct 24-30 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “To fear is to expect punishment. To love is to know that we are immersed not in darkness, but in light.” – Mother Teresa

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Oct 2016

Oct 10-16 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Faith allows things to happen. It is the power that comes from a fearless heart. And when a fearless heart believes, miracles happen.” – Unknown

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2016

Sep 5-11 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

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A Disturbing Series of Events: Governments around the World Seem to Be Preparing for War

Daisy Luther | Activist Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Aug 2016

25 Aug 2016 – Remember how a couple of days ago the German government advised its citizens to start stockpiling food and water? Well, today they have announced that they are considering reintroducing conscription…the draft, to ‘help with any future disaster’. Do they know something we don’t?

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Duty to Warn | Bernie Sanders and Aussie Gough Whitlam, Identical Political Twins fromTwo Eras

Gary G. Kohls, MD – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2016

Lessons for the Sanders’ Revolution of 2016 from the Doomed Progressive Politics of the Post-Vietnam Era in Australia

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jul 2016

Jul 4-10 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “We may overcompensate for our feelings of powerlessness by attempting to control and manipulate other people and our environment. Or we may eventually burst forth with uncontrolled rage that is highly exaggerated and distorted by its long suppression.” – Shakti Gawain

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jun 2016

Jun 20-26 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga - TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2016

May 30–Jun 5 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” – Marianne Williamson

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Make Serving in War an Option Not an Order

Kristin Y. Christman – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 May 2016

Government has absolutely no right to demand that our sons register and prepare for blood sacrifice today. No one has the right to such power over another being. So let’s move beyond blood sacrifice and make the practical sacrifices that truly resolve conflict.

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Under International Law Native Hawaiians Are Victims of Genocide

Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Since the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom began during the Spanish-American War, the United States embarked on a deliberate campaign of forced denationalization in order to conceal the occupation and militarization of a neutral State. Denationalization, in its totality, is genocide. [Hawaii was annexed and became the 50th State of the USA on August 21, 1959]

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

May 16–22 ~ QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “My brain is only a receiver; in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” ― Nikola Tesla

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Apr 2016

Apr 25–May 1 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Ask yourself this: If I could have everything I wanted, would I want this, or continue to do that?” – Nancy Garen

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Apr 2016

Apr 11-17 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life.” – Mark Twain

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Jan 2016

Jan 18-24 QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are,
Anything your heart desires will come to you.
If your heart is in your dream,
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star as dreamers do.”

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2015

Oct 26–Nov 1 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” – Sarah Dessen

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Oct 2015

October 12–18 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan

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What Is Nonviolence Anyhow?

Tom H. Hastings, Peace Voice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2015

What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it?

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2015

Aug 31-Sep 6 QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.” – Hypatia of Alexandria

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2015

July 6–12 – QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Servie, 18 May 2015

May 18-24 – QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Reserve your right to think, for even think wrongly is better than not to think at all.” Hypatia of Alexandra

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This Week in History

Satoshi Ashikaga – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Apr 2015

April 13-19 – QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now–always.” – Albert Schweitzer

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The Big Dick School of American Patriotism – And What We Make of It

Nan Levinson - TomDispatch, 23 Mar 2015

The BDSP is based on a bedrock belief in how America should work: that the only strength that really matters is military and that a great country is one with the capacity to beat the bejesus out of everyone else. Unless there just might be a better way to go through the world than by carrying a big dick?

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If Russia Is Ukraine’s Enemy, Why Are 1,2 Million Ukrainian Men Seeking Refuge in Russia?

RedPillTimes – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Feb 2015

Ukrainian men of conscription age seeking refuge in Russia increased by 20,000 in one week, the Russian Federal Migration Service said on Monday [2 Feb 2015]. 1,193 million Ukrainian men, conscription age, now staying in Russia. 2,5 million Ukrainian refugees currently being taken care of (fed, clothed, etc…) in Russia.

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Jailed Israeli Conscientious Objector Starts Hunger Strike

Yael Marom - +972 Magazine, 3 Nov 2014

Udi Segal, who refuses to enlist in the IDF due to its human rights violations in the occupied territories, declares he will go on hunger strike until his release from military prison.

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The Price of Pacifism: Refusing to Go to War Is Finally Being Recognised As a Brave Act

Holly Williams – The Independent, 20 May 2013

From the Second World War refusenik to the 19-year-old Israeli, Holly Williams talks to five people who risked shame and suffering to take a stand as conscientious objector.

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The Iraq War: 10 Years Later

Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Mar 2013

After a decade of combat, casualties, massive displacement, persisting violence, enhanced sectarian tension and violence between Shi’ias and Sunnis, periodic suicide bombings, and autocratic governance, a negative assessment of the Iraq War as a strategic move by the United States, United Kingdom, and a few of their secondary allies, including Japan, seems near universal.

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UNMIN’s Withdrawal Formally Winds up Maoist Army Cantonment and Barracking of the Nepal Army

Bishnu Pathak, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Dec 2010

The Sanskrit adage Buvukshitah kim na karoti papam? (What vice is unthinkable to an empty stomach?) occurred in mind when we (including Freelance Journalist Jibanath Khanal) were deliberating upon the “U-turn” of Nepal’s peace process, wondering whether the successor of UNMIN could take over the monitoring and supervision of the arms and armies. While a full-stomach seeks freedom first, an empty stomach looks for food above all temptations.

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More Mao Than Thou: What the Hell Is Happening in Nepal?

Reese Erlich – Truthdig, 6 Sep 2010

Nepal’s parliament will attempt to elect a prime minister, the sixth try in almost three months. The impasse reflects the deep antagonism between the Maoists, Leninists, Marxists and socialists who are all fighting for control.

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