war http://kalw.org en Philosophy Talk examines the Anatomy of a Terrorist http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-examines-anatomy-terrorist <p>Since George W. Bush first declared a "war on terror," the US has been engaged in a global campaign to rid the world of terrorists. But what exactly is a “terrorist,” and how do we distinguish illicit terrorist organizations from legitimate freedom fighters? Do terrorists exhibit particular psychological patterns of behavior, or are there some tactics that only terrorists use? And what is the most effective way to combat terrorism – by waging war, engaging in "de-radicalization" processes, or some other means? Thu, 26 Jun 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 45716 at http://kalw.org Philosophy Talk examines the Anatomy of a Terrorist The Ethics of WMDs on Philosophy Talk http://kalw.org/post/ethics-wmds-philosophy-talk-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The United States recently threatened military action against Syria in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Similar threats have been made against states suspected of trying to develop nuclear arsenals such as North Korea and Iran. Yet the U.S., the U.K., France, Russia, and China have thousands of active nuclear weapons of their own. Is there a morally significant difference between nuclear or chemical weapons and conventional weapons? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:10:27 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 41558 at http://kalw.org The Ethics of WMDs on Philosophy Talk Dance Brigade's "Hemorrhage" despairs over local, global crises http://kalw.org/post/dance-brigades-hemorrhage-despairs-over-local-global-crises <div id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9172" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; font-style: normal; background-color: transparent;"><p><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9171"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9170" style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9171"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9170" style="font-size: 14pt;">Angered by evictions, Google buses, NSA spying and "climate change"? Eric Jansen's guest on <strong><a href="http://www.outinthebay.org"><em>Out in the Bay</em></a>, 7pm Thursday on KALW</strong>, is Krissy Keefer, artistic director of San Francisco's all-women performance troupe <a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org">Dance Brigade</a>. The company's current production, </span></span><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9176"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9175" style="font-size: 14pt;"><span class="yiv5112931123main" id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9188"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9187" style="font-size: 14pt;"><a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org/performances/index.html"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9186" style="font-style: italic;">Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope &amp; Despair</span></a>, </span></span>uses the Mission District and its eviction epidemic as a backdrop to explore local, regional and world crises – global warming, war, genocide, attacks on women and on San Francisco’s cultural core.<a href="http://www.dancebrigade.org/performances/index.html"><span id="yui_3_13_0_ym1_1_1390969341877_9178" style="font-style: italic;"> Hemorrhag<em>e</em></span><em>: An Ablution of Hope &amp; Despair</em></a>, plays at <a href="http://dancemission.com">Dance Mission Theater</a> through February 8. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:20:50 +0000 Eric Jansen 38980 at http://kalw.org Dance Brigade's "Hemorrhage" despairs over local, global crises Today on Your Call: Wal-Mart Protests and bombing Syria http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-wal-mart-protests-and-bombing-syria <p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 07:16:46 +0000 Malihe Razazan 32662 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Wal-Mart Protests and bombing Syria Today on Your Call: Deadly elections in Pakistan and America's drone wars http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-deadly-elections-pakistan-and-americas-drone-wars <p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 05:27:16 +0000 Malihe Razazan 26971 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Deadly elections in Pakistan and America's drone wars