Tom Hastings

Tom Hastings

Dr.Tom H. Hastings is PeaceVoice Director and teaches in the Conflict Resolution program at Portland State University in Oregon.

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We can regain our global image as champion of human rights, which is currently undone. (Photo: 8list) Views
Monday, December 30, 2019
White Nationalism and Public Health
George Wallace ran for president in 1968 and garnered a great deal of support from white working class voters, though by then he had learned to use code words and phrases to substitute for overtly racist language—hence his focus on “welfare” and “crime,” “drugs,” “thugs,” and “law and order.” His...
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Americans have increasingly looked to U.S. generals in the White House for some semblance of order in the Trump administration. Views
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Are We Egypt?
When the world watched Egyptians bravely gather en masse in Tahrir Square in Cairo in January 2011 to Arab Spring Hosni Mubarak out of office, we were mightily impressed and most of us cheered the nonviolent resistance. The western press lionized the Egyptian military as it seemed to support the...
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Friday, December 26, 2014
Shoot Down the Stupid Second Amendment
What country fetishizes, lionizes, valorizes, idolizes, and sacralizes guns as much as does our United States? OK, possibly Mozambique--the only country with an AK47 on its flag, but really, it's long past time to end this obsessive "My Precious" attachment of Americans to instruments of death...
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Photo: From an anti-war protest rally in Dallas Texas in 2003 (Credit: Dean Terry/cc/Flickr) Views
Friday, June 13, 2014
Dear America: It's Over (Rulers of the World Era)
Reinvade, reoccupy, and redestroy Iraq. That's the solution to the inevitable civil war that happens when the US pulls out? Will we do it until either Iraq is remade in our image or until the US economy, political environment, and culture is also destroyed? Eight years ago a group of Portland peace...
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(Photo: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon) Views
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Department of Ironic Defense
Like so many other US military bases overseas, the Okinawan locals who oppose the base are told that the US military is there to protect them. Indigenous opposition is brushed aside by the presumption of position—there is one way to protect people and the US military is the best at it. Increasingly...
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
War or Do Nothing? Alternative Options for Iranian Nuclear Issue Still MIA
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