For Children All Over The World, 2017 Was Defined by War

War is defined by noise. It is earthshattering. The sounds of exploding bombs and gunfire, of screams and pain: these are the aural coordinates of battlefields. The modern battlefield is not defined by remoteness. The new battlefield is often in the middle of a city…

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What Is The Biggest Threat To Humanity?

Humanity is going to bring about its own destruction, if this list of top threats to our species is any indication. It feels like the world is already crumbling sometimes, between the devastating wildfires in California, the violent political conflicts that break out around the globe and other natural and manmade dangers…

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How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its ‘Vietnam syndrome’

In the years after Vietnam, some members of the political and military establishment want to use military force without feeling hamstrung by the possibility of public opposition. But going to war is arguably one of the most important decisions a country can make…

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North Korean Missile Claims a Hoax: Analysts

As President Donald Trump escalates his war of words against North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, a team of independent rocket experts has concluded that the two rockets the rogue regime launched in July and described as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are incapable of delivering a nuclear payload to the continental United States, and…

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Hiroshima Day: Can the World Ban Nuclear Weapons?

In the morning of August 6, 1945, the world witnessed the devastating impact of nuclear weapons for the very first time, when a U.S. plane dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Around 140,000 people died as a consequence of the bombing…

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Give Peace Science a Chance

Stop Wars, choose peace

We are at a stage in human history where we can say with confidence that there are better and more effective alternatives to war and violence. Despite a perception of overwhelming violence, which is true in parts of the world, humans have also figured out alternatives. Building peace in theory and practice is becoming increasingly professionalized. Peace Science, as one of the founding fathers of the field Johan Galtung states, is the research and theory guiding peace workers to produce a more enduring and positive peace.

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The lost generation: Children in conflict zones

The lack of education, coupled with a sense of despair and hopelessness creates the perfect conditions for the radicalisation of refugee children. Without education, refugee youth will not have the economic opportunities provided to children in areas not disturbed by conflict.

UNICEF reported an increasing trend of child recruitment to fight for parties to conflict, especially in Syria.

Children tired of working long hours in sweatshops for little pay tend to find the offer to fight at a salary of $400 a month particularly enticing.

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John Densmore of The Doors: How Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids

Source: Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids Some people in my parent’s generation say that it was necessary and good that we bombed two Japanese cities because it saved many American soldier’s lives and stopped the war.” My kids response was clear: “It was insane… to nuke an entire city… that’s … Read moreJohn Densmore of The Doors: How Obama’s Hiroshima Visit Sparked an Important Conversation With My Kids

In War, Health Workers Have A Dangerous Profession

The report, the first of its kind to consolidate information on such assaults, was published just three days after a suicide bomber attacked a hospital in the coastal Syrian city of Jableh, killing 43 people, including three doctors and nurses. The blast also damaged the hospital to the point where it was no longer operational.
“We’ve never seen anything like what’s going on in Syria,” Susannah Sirkin, a policy expert for Physicians for Human Rights, told STAT News. “It’s the destruction of an entire advanced healthcare system.” More than 725 of the country’s medical personnel have been killed in the ongoing five-year civil war there.

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