Remembering the Sabra Shatila Massacre, Forty Years Later

Remembering the Sabra Shatila Massacre, Forty Years Later

Forty years ago, during the week of September 12, we were working in a Palestine Red Crescent Society facility, Gaza Hospital, in Sabra Shatila camp in West Beirut. As health care workers, we were trying to heal the wounds and repair the mutilated and destroyed bodies of those injured by Israel’s Invasion of Lebanon in…

Discover Persian Poet Jalal al-Din Rumi’s “Spiritual Geopolitics”

Discover Persian Poet Jalal al-Din Rumi’s “Spiritual Geopolitics”

Mystic poet, Sufi, theosophist, and thinker, Jalal al-Din Rumi remains one of the most beloved historical personalities in history, east and west. A wanderer in search of the light, he famously characterized himself thus: “I am nothing more than a humble lover of God.” The era of Rumi’s father – Sultan Bahaeddin Veled (1152-1231) and…

How America Lost Its Anti-Imperial Foreign Policy Tradition, and How It Can be Recovered

How America Lost Its Anti-Imperial Foreign Policy Tradition, and How It Can be Recovered

Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti-colonialism throughout the past 250 years, today’s USA appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. Such is the image projected by Mark Milley’s ranting anti-China attacks or the…