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Mortar, leftover from Vietnam war, kills four young children

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The report did not indicate if it was a U.S. or Vietnamese mortar that exploded, killing four young children and injuring five other people. It doesn't really matter.  What matters is that we someday wake up to the reality the costs of war linger for decades after most have forgotten the conflicts.  For too many those costs are personal and lasting.

School of Americas Watch meets with White House official

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Delegates of School of Americas Watch, the military watchdog group founded by Maryknoll Fr. Roy Bourgeois, met Tuesday with a senior White House official to discuss their longtime efforts to close a controversial U.S. military training school.

The delegates met with Denis McDonough, a Catholic who is a deputy national security adviser to President Obama.

They discussed closing the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, a U.S. Army training school located at Fort Benning, Ga, and formerly known as the School of the Americas.

Nonviolent theory meets nonviolent practice

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At the 35th anniversary of the St. Louis Catholic Worker in September, one of our former workers, Patrick Coy, led a roundtable on nonviolent resistance. Pat is a conflict resolution professor at Kent State now, and he gave us thoughts to chew on.

"Us" was about 40 current and former workers plus extended community and volunteers. We met outside in a big circle in beautiful weather.

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April 10-23, 2015

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