We’re Human Fodder Caught In The Crossfire Of Armed Groups And Armed Governments

The elite 1% of armed groups and armed governments are waging economic, environmental and military wars against the people! They, and perhaps we ourselves too, have lost our imagination and empathy.

Gul Jumma on the right.

“Her father was killed in Helmand amidst fighting between the Taliban and the Afghan/U.S.-NATO forces,” said a relative about Gul Jumma, who looked down, shy and full of angst, sensing a future that’s not promising. Gul Jumma, together with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, expressed their opposition to wars in this video. Gul Jumma holds up the sign


Philippines And Muslim Rebel Group Sign Peace Deal

Filipino Muslims wipe their tears after learning that a […]

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III. The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region greater political autonomy in


Sri Lanka Fights Against UN Civil War Inquiry

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk participates in a vigil cond […]

GENEVA (AP) — Sri Lanka on Wednesday rejected a U.S.-led call for accountability after the U.N.'s top human rights official recommended an international criminal investigation of abuses from the island nation's civil war that ended in 2009. U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay has recommended that the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council authorize an


Day 1,102: Turkey Shoots Down Syria Plane While Clashes Erupt In Beirut

No good news today.

Today is Day 1,102 of the Syria conflict. Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — who's got his own problems at present — announced Sunday that Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian warplane earlier today after it violated Turkish airspace. A Syrian military spokesman, unsurprisingly, called this an act of "blatant aggression," saying


Ukrainians Urge US, EU To Get On Same Wavelength

An opposition supporter holds a Ukrainian flag in the c […]

PARIS (AP) — Two potential Ukrainian presidential contenders are urging the U.S. and European Union to stick to a single, tough stance against Russia over its military incursion into Crimea. While Washington is imposing sanctions and strongly criticizing Moscow, the EU has taken softer measures. Some European countries are wary of antagonizing


Venezuelan Middle Class Seeks Refuge In Miami

In this Wednesday, March 5, 2014 photo, Carlos Salamanc […]

MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Salamanca fled Venezuela's growing political turmoil in January with his wife, two teenage children and $7,000. Two months into their journey to the United States, he and his wife are sleeping most nights in an old, worn Nissan. Salamanca had no family or business contacts in the U.S. No property he'd purchased on a