...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.
I accept your friend request on iPeace and am pleased by what I am reading about your call for a "hands off Libya" and cultural diversity. Indigene Community www.indigenecommunity.info provides 'indigenous' (Latin = 'self-generating') approaches to community inclusion through Human Resource time-based accounting (Extending our Welcome, Participatory Cohousing), collaborative research methodologies and conflict resolution (Both sides Now, equal time recorded dialogue). If everyone on earth has a right to 'debate' (French 'de' = 'undo' + 'bate' = 'the fight') and to publish the recordings of the debate in media for any contentious issue, then there is no desire for arms and war. We see peace as a whole economic cycle of developing personal and community inclusion and welcome.