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Still Counting

Minneapolis based writer Tami Mohamed Brown provides personal reflections prompted by the 10 year anniversary of our nation at war in this story for the Minnesota Women’s Press: Sept. 11, 2011-Oct. 7, 2011 marks the 10-year anniversary of our nation continuously at … Continue reading

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A Mother, A Poet

2011 Blue Mountain Center resident Frances Richey wrote this poem after visiting her son, Ben Richey, an Army captain and Green Beret, while he prepared to deploy to Iraq in the fall of 2004. It is included in her collection, The Warrior: … Continue reading

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How Safe Are You? What Almost $8 Trillion in National Security Spending Bought You

Chris Hellman of  National Priorities Project examines how much we’ve spent on “national security” since the 9/11 attacks in order to question whether (or not) we’re any more secure with almost $8 trillion invested: The killing of Osama Bin Laden did not put cuts … Continue reading

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Costs of War in Conversation: Judy Byron’s “What Matters”

In her installation piece What Matters, artist and activist Judy Byron pairs women in conversation to discuss “what matters” to them. Byron then produces 3-D portraits of her participants, accompanied by audio recordings of their dialogue, which are displayed together in an installation inviting … Continue reading

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