George Capaccio

George Capaccio

George Capaccio is a writer and activist living in Arlington, MA. During the years of US- and UK-enforced sanctions against Iraq, he traveled there numerous times, bringing in banned items, befriending families in Baghdad, and deepening his understanding of how the sanctions were impacting civilians. His email is Georgecapaccio@verizon.net. He welcomes comments and invites readers to visit his website: www.georgecapaccio.com

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"This is what it means to deliberately prevent children from receiving all the blessings of life to which they are entitled simply by having been born." (Photo: Julien Harneis / Flickr) Views
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Suffer the Little Children
In the Gospels, the disciples of Jesus complain about folks who bring their kids with them to receive his blessings. But Jesus is not somebody who shuns the company of children. In response to his followers’ disapproval, he says, perhaps with the snap of indignation in his voice, “Suffer the little...
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"Conditions have become so extreme that the United Nations has stated that by 2020 the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable.”(Photo: Twitter) Views
Friday, May 18, 2018
Bloody Monday Every F-ing Day of the Week
The most important aspect of our policy must be our ever-present, manifest desire to institute complete equality for the Arab citizens living in our midst ... The attitude we adopt toward the Arab minority will provide the real test of our moral standards as a people. … What saddens me is less the...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
"The Beauty of Our Weapons" (and the War in Yemen)
O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes...
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Nawar al-Awlaki (l) and her half-brother Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaki (r) Views
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Yemen: In the Shadow of Death
It is my intention to make my entire life a rejection of, a protest against the crimes and injustices of war and political tyranny which threaten to destroy the whole human race and the world ... If I say no to all these secular forces, I also say yes to all that is good in the world and in...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016
Mourning the Victims of Violence in Iraq
I have walked the streets of Baghdad’s Karrada district when it was safe to do so. Before the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, no one worried about car bombs exploding in crowded markets, killing and maiming innocent people. In Karrada, the most recent atrocity committed on Iraqi soil has claimed over...
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Friday, December 25, 2015
“The Time of the End is the Time of No Room”
Daffy Donald proposes to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., while journalist Glenn Greenwald recently reported on the frightening upsurge in attacks on Muslims. As I write these words, I am listening to John Williams’ score for the movie “Schindler’s List.” The music never fails to move me deeply...
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