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Bhopal Survivors Demand Action
Hundreds of residents of the Indian city of Bhopal have held a vigil to mark 25 years since a deadly chemical leak in the city caused the world's worst industrial disaster. Survivors and local residents joined activists late on Wednesday to remember the thousands of victims of the leak from a...
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Climate Rage
The only way to stop global warming is for rich nations to pay for the damage they've done - or face the consequences
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Gorbachev’s Sermon on the Mount
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." That biblical quotation certainly applies to Mikhail Gorbachev, a man not honored enough for the example he set and whose past practices and recent cautions about Afghanistan should be heeded by Barack Obama. Or, on a...
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Obama's Bad Influence
Of all the explanations for Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, the one that rang truest came from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "It sets the seal on America's return to the heart of all the world's peoples." In other words, this was Europe's way of saying to America, "We love you again"--sort of...
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Iraq War Resolution Revisited
Dear Friends, Seven years ago this week the House of Representatives debated the Iraq War Resolution which was presented by President Bush. I made the case for NOT going to war. I analyzed the Bush war resolution, paragraph by paragraph, and pointed out "Key Issues" which argued against Congress...
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The G20 Fantasy
"The old system of international economic cooperation is over," announced Gordon Brown at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. "The new system, as of today, has begun." The first part of that statement is partly true. The second is a fantasy. The G20 is not a system of international economic co-operation...
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Why Doesn't Hillary Clinton Fire Blackwater?
As a candidate for president, Hillary Clinton pledged to ban Blackwater. In February 2008, she announced that she would sign on as the co-sponsor of a little-known bill put forward in the House by Representative Jan Schakowsky and in the Senate by Bernie Sanders. The Stop Outsourcing Security , or...
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American Antiwar Movement Plans an Autumn Campaign Against Policies on Afghanistan
A restive antiwar movement, largely dormant since the election of Barack Obama , is preparing a nationwide campaign this fall to challenge the administration’s policies on Afghanistan. Anticipating a Pentagon request for more troops there, antiwar leaders have engaged in a flurry of meetings to...
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Tensions Rise on Israel's North
RAMALLAH - The war of words between Israel and the Lebanese resistance movement Hizbullah has heated up in the last week, raising fears that another war between Lebanon and Israel is imminent. On Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Lebanese government that it would be held...
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75 Million Environmental Refugees to Plague Asia-Pacific
"High tides and sea level rise will submerge our homeland. We don’t want to become environmental refugees"
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