When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I'm just a peaceful person
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Our Planet
So what is it?
Time to be a part of the global awakening.
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Ignorance - Not knowing that we're all one. Making assumptions about others around us as well as cultures across the globe that we don't understand.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I believe it all starts with ourselves. In all of our lives challenges large and small arise all the time. Sometimes it's not so simple, but I try to achieve peace within, be kind, and try to be present and not reactive.
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...the same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.
I thought of her again when seeing news reports and a chilling photo on April 7, soon after 11 children in eastern Afghanistan were even more unlucky than she was. Those children died from a U.S./NATO air strike. For mainline American journalists, it wasn’t much of a story; for American officials, it was no big deal.
“Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip,” Orwell observed, “but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns his somersault when there is no whip.”
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.” He writes the Political Culture 2013 column.