Every news report about the children killed and injured in Boston, every account of the horrific loss of limbs, makes Norman Solomon think of a little girl named Guljumma.
The essential library on why Thatcher's policies that destroyed communities at home and waged war abroad are not for mourning but to be remembered so they are not repeated.
Of the 166 detainees still at the base in Cuba, 43 have been classified as hunger strikers, but lawyers claim the true figure of those participating is far higher.
Somehow the deep compassion and anger felt in the US when it is attacked never translates to understanding the effects of our own aggression against others.
Judged by the media coverage, it is hard not to conclude that western lives are valued much more highly than those of people in Afghanistan, Iraq or the Middle East.
The 2004 siege of Fallujah sparked a demonstration demanding that the occupation troops vacate it. What followed was one of the most extensive human rights violations of recent times.
How can any minimally rational person continue to walk around defending Obama's drone kills when even the government has no clue who is being targeted and then killed?
The great advantage of drones for western governments is they can be used without domestic casualties and therefore, they hope, without the risk of popular opposition or protest.
The importance of Margaret Thatcher's warmongering is reflected in the Falklands theme of her funeral arrangements -- something Tony Blair does not seem to regard as "tasteless".
Throughout March and in to April 2013, the US was conducting month-long war manoeuvers, using stealth bombers, undetectable by radar, capable of carrying nuclear weapons.