Tag Archives: peace

Vietnam era draft evaders

Intense fighting in South Vietnam occurred from August 1963 to 15 January 1973.

For information: According to the Geneva agreement of 1954, the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam (modern the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) was divided by the temporary demarcation line into two rival states, North and South Vietnam. In the North, the communist party took power. To combat the promulgation of...

Gandhi and satyagraha

"I have nothing new to teach the world.

Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills"

 Mahatma Gandhi

 

Already during his lifetime representative of merchant caste Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was called Mahatma (great soul), Bapu (dad), and the creator of socio-political and religious-philosophical doctrine Gandhian. Gandhi disclaimed these...

War in me…

What is war in the 21st century? It’s the most common and abstract phenomenon in the world.

On the one hand, war is empty word:

  • bloody pictures flashing on the news, pictures of the places that are far away and have nothing to do with you, one person died, two or ten – these are only numbers;
  • terrifying  and...

Mother for all sons

Masha was walking down briskly through the dimly-lit hospital corridor. Moans arose on all sides: adults, children, injured soldiers... bombs aren’t particular, they don’t care who will be killed. There were so many people that there was not enough room, and the corridor became the largest and the most difficult ward. There were both injured and those for whom the hospital became the last shelter in their destroyed city. Masha was...