South Korean Ferry Tragedy: As Recovery Efforts Continue, Obama to Mourn Victims
Apr21

South Korean Ferry Tragedy: As Recovery Efforts Continue, Obama to Mourn Victims

An aerial view shows South Korean ships conducting search and rescue operations, April 20, 2014, for the Sewol, the ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo Island. U.S. sailors and Marines are assisting in the search. Photo: DOD This morning, Dr. Estés shared with us her heartfelt thoughts on the tragedy of the South Korean ferry that sank April 16 off Jindo Island with 476 people aboard, including 352 high school students, and on that...

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The Fuss About Military Hairstyles
Apr21

The Fuss About Military Hairstyles

Women in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, TMV’s Managing Director, in a recent article pointed out the arbitrariness — and insensitivity, I might add — of the recent changes to Army Regulation (AR) 670-1, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.” Estés describes the unique characteristics of the hair of African Americans: To touch the natural hair of most African Americans is like...

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Military Week in Photos
Apr19

Military Week in Photos

The U.S. Navy continued to assist South Korea’s efforts in the search, rescue and recovery for victims of the Sewol capsizing. In a statement, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the ferry sinking and Obama said he’s directed the U.S. military to provide any and all assistance requested. U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Orin Sanford looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Huey after...

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Jay Carney and the Kremlin’s Propaganda Victory Over the West (Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland)
Apr19

Jay Carney and the Kremlin’s Propaganda Victory Over the West (Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland)

Is Moscow winning the media war over Ukraine? For Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza, columnist Bartosz T. Wielinski says it’s time for the West to fight fire with fire and create its own Russian-language media to go toe-to-toe with Russia Today – and for White House Spokesman Jay Carney to get those darned Soviet propaganda posters off of his kitchen wall! For Gazeta Wyborcza, a clearly alarmed Bartosz T. Wielinski starts out...

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Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR
Apr18

Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR

I convinced her to go to the ER at our small town hospital, for her scalp was literally splitting apart and bleeding bright red, running down her brown temples and forehead and neck onto her lawn collared dress. The people at the hospital ER [not black] were kindly and horrified. What happened to you?? they asked as they cleaned and patted and washed and placed strong ointment on the long open scars of her scalp. Mattie, called...

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(Update) Military in the News – Images
Apr17

(Update) Military in the News – Images

South Korean Ferry Disaster: UPDATE: As horrific stories about the Korean ferry disaster emerge — already called one of South Korea’s worst peacetime disasters — there is also hope that survivors may still be trapped inside the ferry. Nearly 300 passengers are still missing. CNN: While no one knows if any of the 287 people who remain missing are still alive, authorities said they were operating under the assumption that...

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