Our cultural complacency with violence — from mass shootings to acts of war — is finally giving way to a determination for change, led by our nation’s youth. Robert Koehler sees the emergence of a new Civil Rights Movement, in which we are struggling to gain our freedom from violence.
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About Robert Koehler
Robert Koehler is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist, fiction writer and poet whose essays and columns have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines and on public radio and the Internet. Robert Koehler has won numerous writing and journalism awards over a 30-year career, at the national, state and local levels. He is currently a regular contributor to such high-profile Web sites as the Huffington Post, Common Dreams, OpEd News and TruthOut; and is a sought-after speaker on such topics as election fraud and the nature of peace. Eschewing political labels, he considers himself a "peace journalist."
Entries by Robert Koehler
The time has come to abolish not only ICE and it’s terrorizing of immigrants, but to abolish the spirit of othering and dehumanization that keeps our nation in a state of domestic war, Robert Koehler asserts.
“No one should be dehumanized. I believe the only resolution to the “gun debate” is an agreement that we set about creating a social order with that belief at its foundation.” -Robert Koehler
Peace on Earth film festival film “Stella Polaris” warms Robert Koehler’s heart with the wisdom of Greenland’s indigenous people, whose intimate connection to the land mirrors their connection to each other. Peace and gentle respect for people and the earth may heal us all.
As the nation mourns another school shooting, Robert Koehler fears that we need far more than gun control. We need to our warmaking around the world which comes back to haunt us at home in a general cheapening of human life.
As money cut from struggling domestic programs flows to our bloated military budget, Robert Koehler notes that The Great Lie – that our freedoms are maintained by violence – is killing us all.
Robert Koehler observes that support for war comes from the same instincts of generosity and selflessness that drive opposition to war as he seeks to help us transform from a military superpower to a superpower of peacemaking.
The worst cholera epidemic in modern history is a man-made crisis, a product of war, Robert Koehler explains. Another man-made crisis is our proximity to nuclear midnight. Violence, sold as security, keeps us under threat.
“Governing by scapegoat … both wrecks lives and ignores the real causes of the country’s problems,” Robert Koehler asserts as he looks at the latest advertisement blaming undocumented immigrants our nation’s ills.
After a false missile scare leaves Hawaii in panic and awakens the world to the possibility of nuclear war, Robert Koehler calls on the wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr. to lead us to disarmament and salvation.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.