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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.

The Path to a New 1914? How America Chose War After 9/11 By Jonathan Schell


Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, A Niagara Falls of Post-9/11 Violence In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century was the era … Continue reading

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Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren is messing with the wrong movement


Dear Kevin, Father Roy Bourgeois Columbus Police Chief Ricky Boren is messing with the wrong movement. This year, as we prepare to gather for the 25th Vigil to Close the School of the Americas, he is trying to stop us … Continue reading

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What Happens When a Parent Starts Asking Questions About GMOs? Check Out this New Film and Learn More about Genetically Engineered Foods


What Happens When a Parent Starts Asking Questions About GMOs? Check Out this New Film and Learn More about Genetically Engineered Foods Dear Kevin, Genetically engineered foods are untested, unlabeled and unregulated, and are in most processed foods. Yet very … Continue reading

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Dead Is Dead Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment


Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Undue Process in Washington What a world we’re in. Thanks to smartphones, iPads, and the like, everyone is now a photographer, but it turns out that, in the public landscape, there’s ever less to photograph. So … Continue reading

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International Educators Imprisoned on Insufficient Evidence


An ISR member writes: “…..Neil Bantleman is being detained in a Jakarta prison along with an Indonesian teaching assistant, Ferdinant Tjiong. They have been held in prison for 10 days without being charged, held on what appears to be very … Continue reading

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Do you put others first?


When I was young…” Kids hate those words. If you’re a parent, I’ll bet your kids do. But here I go. I’m going to do it anyway. When I was young, there was this woman named Emily Post, and she … Continue reading

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That FL CEO Who Said He’d FIRE Everyone if Obama Elected? Guess What Happened…


That FL CEO Who Said He’d FIRE Everyone if Obama Elected? Guess What Happened… from: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/25/1316539/-That-FL-CEO-Who-Said-He-d-FIRE-Everyone-if-Obama-Elected-Guess-What-Happened?detail=email “The Queen of Versailles” was a film documentary based on the sleazy time-share mogul, David Siegel, and his wife, Jackie. David had major financial … Continue reading

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Social Security Administration has lost its mind. They’re about to close dozens of field offices. But don’t worry, they say. Seniors will use their smartphones or laptops if they need help.


Report of the month for July The Social Security Administration has lost its mind. They’re about to close dozens of field offices. But don’t worry, they say. Seniors will use their smartphones or laptops if they need help. The SSA … Continue reading

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First day of my “Live the Wage” challenge, and I’m already failing


Kevin, Today is the first day of my “Live the Wage” challenge, and I’m already failing. By 10am, I had spent $7 of my $11 daily budget: $2.25 on subway fare, $3.75 on coffee and an english muffin, and $1 … Continue reading

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Finally Good News From Congress


Hi Kevin, I wanted to make sure you saw Angela’s important email. Last Friday, we won a major victory when the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to keep U.S. troops out of Iraq. Many Representatives reported that their offices were … Continue reading

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