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Miyazaki’s Beautiful Antiwar Dreams

Posted by in Commentary, Violence

War and peace in the films of Studio Ghibli Dan Sanchez It is the last year of the Second World War. American bombers drop napalm canisters on Kobe, Japan, setting the picturesque city of wood, canvas, and paper alight. A young mother is caught in the conflagration, suffers greatly, then succumbs to her disfiguring burns. With the father fighting at sea, her adolescent son Seita must fend for himself and for his 5-year old sister Setsuko as famine stalks the country. In spite of all his efforts, Seita must watch…read more

Obama’s Cheerleaders Fall on their Faces

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by John Stauber (Common Dreams) The electoral debacle suffered by the Obama Administration and its Democratic Party will be blamed on many things, especially the secret wealth behind the myriad of coordinated campaign front groups dominating TV advertising in the wake of the Supreme Court’s horrific decision in the Citizen United case, a Right Wing coup that essentially drove the nail into the money coffin encasing American democracy. But let the blame be laid instead with the Obama Administration itself, the phony rhetoric of change and populism it embraced to…read more

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EL FAOKHARI, GAZA STRIP

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Image by Getty Images via Daylife 2 months ago: EL FAOKHARI, GAZA STRIP – NOVEMBER 4: A young Palestinian boy helps pick zuccini in the Abu Toama family’s fields east of Khan Younis, where a solitary fig tree has survived repeated Israeli incursions November 4, 2008 in El Faokhari in the southern Gaza Strip. According to the United Nations, the humanitarian crisis in this crowded territory has worsened to its lowest point since Israel imposed a blockade on the Hamas-controlled Palestinian territory last year. In an attempt to help some…read more

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