War & Peace

- Common Dreams staff
Last May 27, in an announcement in the White House Rose Garden, President Obama said: "2014, therefore, is a pivotal year. Together with our allies and the Afghan government, we have agreed that this is the year we will conclude our combat mission in Afghanistan... America’s combat mission will be over by the end of this year. Starting next year,...
Jon Queally, staff writer
"The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"Some 40 years later, the message from the polytechnic is still alive,"said protester Dimitris Papoulias. (Photo: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters)
Over 40,000 people marched to the American embassy in Athens, Greece on Monday...

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In a slick prank they gleefully dubbed "the most involuntary walkathon ever," the residents of a small town in Germany plagued by an annual neo-Nazi rally secretly turned this year's event into a charity walk for an anti-extremism group. Baffled Nazis marched past cheerful motivational signs and tables of snacks to a finish line where they were strewn with rainbow confetti and handed certificates telling them they'd just raised money against themselves. Righteous Wit: 1. Evil: 0.