Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?

Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel

Chris Hedges truthdig The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out campaign contributions and pushing through pro-Palestinian legislation. No...
Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?

Will We Ever Stop the Drones?

Laura Flanders GRITtv Almost a year after the 2012 election, Florida congressman Alan Grayson decided to hold a hearing. The number of drone attacks were going up not down; sparse news reports from mostly military sources weren’t making much of an impact on the...
Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?

Pushing Up

Kathy Kelly Common Dreams Last weekend, about 100 U.S. Veterans for Peace gathered in Red Wing, Minnesota, for a statewide annual meeting. In my experience, Veterans for Peace chapters hold “no-nonsense” events.  Whether coming together for local, statewide, regional...
Are Some Cultures Better Than Others at Cultivating Empathy?

The Fire Next Time: On the Next Gaza War

Max Blumenthal TomDispatch “A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,” declared Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by...