‘Your Country Needs You’: Why did so Many Volunteer in 1914?

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Some went willingly, some went reluctantly, some signed up their horses. The volunteer soldiers of World War I.

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Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.

A Peaceful Dignified Exit, and to All a Good Death

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Death, a natural and unavoidable part of life, should be painless, peaceful, dignified and a celebration of the life that was.

One Tweet Perfectly Encapsulates how Screwed Up the World is Right Now

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Yes, the world is a complex place, but only because we have made it so over the course of human history. We all mold our own reality, so why not make it something beautiful?

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

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Qasim Rashid helps us find a middle ground.

War is What We are Used to

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Imagine a world without the conflict between Israel and Palestine. What would the news do without this war?

The West’s War Against Palestinian ‘Extremism’ is Doomed to Fail

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Constantly chasing the support of moderates in the Israel-Palestine conflict will bring us no closer to a solution.

Gaza Ceasefire Crumbles While West Embarks on a New Round of Hand-Wringing

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The 72-hour ceasefire brokered between the Israel and Hamas collapsed within two hours.

The Foyer of a Soldier’s House

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Poet and U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray captures how war changes soldiers in this poem of departure and homecoming.

Peace Monger

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This Tree Hugging Hippie Pacifist Needs To Go Heart To Heart With Those Who Glorify War

World War I: In the Beginning

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The start of the “war to end all wars”—a century on.

Letting Go: A Mother Prepares for Her Son’s Enlistment

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In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.

Lack of Trust and Tit-For-Tat Escalation Brings Ukraine to the Brink of All-Out War with Russia

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As the world argues over what to do about Flight MH17 and fighting in east Ukraine grows ever more intense, there is little sign that either side can act to defuse the crisis.

MH17, Iraq, Gaza and the Deadly Verbal Dance Around Killing People

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Global leaders speak the same language when distancing themselves from the killing of civilians in military operations.

What If They Gave a War and Nobody Came?

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Warren Blumenfeld asserts that it’s the leaders of Israel and Palestine who perpetuate the conflict, while the majority of the general populace desires true and lasting peace.