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Lasting Scars

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Hardly a family in East Timor was untouched by the Indonesian invasion in 1975. In the occupation, a third of the nation may have died from bombing, starvation and systematic killing. This is besides the forced displacement of most of the population and widespread evidence of rape, torture and other human rights violations. It is [&hellip... more →

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All over there are People Starving to Death

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Shocking figures. There are over one billion people who are dangerously obese in the world. At the same time there are people who simply do not have anything to eat. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 850 million people worldwide are undernourished which is about every seventh person, mainly children. [&hellip... more →

Curbing Criminal Behavior

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In his now classic paper on fundamental forms of social organization, Tribes Institutions Markets Networks, RAND’s David Ronfeldt lays the foundation for further discussion on the dynamics of conflict over such values extended in his and John Arquilla’s paper Networks and Netwars, which is also the title of an anthology edited by them that considers [&hellip... more →

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Economic Warfare

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In the early 1990s, Daniel Junas, an expert on Reverend Moon’s political operations, proposed that Moon might have gotten his start with funding from Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi was named in the early 1980s, by the World Council of Indigenous Peoples, as one of the most threatening transnational corporations. Which, when you think about it, is not [&hellip... more →

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Hard to Imagine

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Yesterday, the Seattle Times ran an article about tribal healing projects undertaken to deal with the multi-generational community trauma resulting from the brutality of American Indian boarding schools in the US. Three years ago, the Canadian government appropriated $5 billion for a similar project to help First Nations survivors of the schools in Canada. Australia, [&hellip... more →

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