Category Archives: peace

Duch Choi Châ’ kai Anh

In 1975 the Khmer Rouge converted the Tuol Svay Prey High School on the outskirts of Phnom Penh into the murderous Tuol Sleng or S-21 prison. An estimated 17,000 prisoners were subjected to the following code of behavior enforced by Comrade Duch and his killers. 1. You must answer accordingly to my question. Don’t turn […]

The War Is Not Over

Throughout his two terms as president President Eisenhower had prevented the USA from ensnared in the Vietnamese civil war. He was a military man who understood that the military-industrial complex was only interested in profits as well as the logistic strain of transporting troops and weapons halfway around the world to fight support the despised […]

FREE THE WORLD

In 2011 gold soared to record prices and every day a steady flow of customers entered our diamond exchange on West 47th Street to sell their precious jewelry and family heirlooms. They were of all ages, nationalities, and races. Most of them were honest, but buying stolen merchandise or swag was a crime. Richie Boy, […]

Damnation is Fruitless

The Bible thumpers are the minority. If only they would go back to being silent. To paraphrase the Borg Queen in Star Trek, “Damnation is Fruitless.”

Kent State 1970

Forty-seven years ago John Filo snapped an iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Mary Ann Vecchio, a fourteen-year-old runaway, kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller after he was shot dead by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. I was 17. Richard Nixon had been elected President in 1968 by promising to end the […]