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“Five centuries of European colonialism and global culture-trashing, and the remaking of the world in the economic interests of competing empires, cannot be undone by a single institution and a cluster of…


The horrors of war may affect children worst of all. Chris Hedges writes at Truthdig: Combat brings with it trauma for those who inflict the violence as well as those who suffer…


3g03189u-1584 3g03350u-1587100 years ago this month, a war began that shattered all sorts of illusions in Western Civilization.   That “Great,” quite rather than a superlative of “good,” is connoted to imply anything but the mammoth scale of the event and its resulting painful, festering, living legacy.

“The War to End All Wars,” a title that naively suggested that the living memory of suffering and atrocity is the strongest safeguard against it…



Military tech very often becomes consumer tech, so how long before we see students zapping their brains during exams? Or bond traders? Website editors? … BBC Future says, “Shocking the brain with mild…


(Editor’s note: This post was meant to run on Memorial Day, but extenuating circumstances prevented its publication. Nonetheless, the material presented is still worthy of discussion.) Paul Craig Roberts writes at CounterPunch:…


Via ScienceDaily: Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Naval Health Research Center have found that mindfulness training — a combination of meditation and body awareness exercises…