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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

For U.S., Syria is truly a problem from hell

(CNN) -- What is widely recognized as the most authoritative study of the United States' responses to mass killings around the world -- from the massacres of Armenians by the Turks a century ago, to the Holocaust, to the more recent Serbian atrocities against Bosnian Muslims and the ethnic cleansing of the Tutsis in Rwanda -- concluded that they all… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, August 19th, 2013

How Rwanda Threatens Its Future

By David KampfCollective guilt over the genocide in 1994 has shaped the world’s relations with Rwanda ever since. Without question, the systematic killing of 800,000 people is one of the foremost historic blights of the last century. And the international community deserves blame for ignoring facts and avoiding action when intervention could have saved thousands.But it’s time to take off the kid… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, August 16th, 2013

40 years since US dropped its final bombs in Southeast Asia, victims still falling in Vietnam

DONG HA, Vietnam — Nguyen Xuan Thiet knew the copper band around the base of the American bomb left over from the Vietnam War could fetch him up to a dollar at the scrap yard. So he clasped the projectile between his bare feet, and began banging with a chisel to pry out the precious metal.It was nearly the final… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, August 08th, 2013

Emmy-Nominated Film Features Santa Barbara Students and Teachers

Alethea Tyner ParadisPeace Works Travel, a Santa Barbara based educational tour company founded by Alethea Tyner Paradis, a local teacher and Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award winner, is featured with her students in a 2013 Emmy-nominated documentary film. An ABCNews-produced documentary, Power of a Picture, was filmed in Santa Barbara and Vietnam and highlights the educational value of the photo of the… [Read Full Article]
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Wednesday, August 07th, 2013

The Hiroshima Myth

Every year during the first two weeks of August the mass news media and many politicians at the national level trot out the "patriotic" political myth that the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan in August of 1945 caused them to surrender, and thereby saved the lives of anywhere from five hundred thousand to one million American soldiers,… [Read Full Article]
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