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Will the House Approve Another Year in Afghanistan?
Roiled by the change of military leadership in Afghanistan, the House will vote today on whether to continue the course in Afghanistan for another year If Republicans vote for the $33 billion supplemental appropriation for the troop surge in Afghanistan, as expected, the measure will pass. So will...
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It's Storming in Istanbul
On January 4, 2009, tens of thousands of people gathered in Istanbul's Çağlayan Square to protest Israel's murderous Winter assault on Gaza. Organized by the Saadet (Felicity) Party, a conservative Islamic group with strong societal ties, the demonstration saw people professing solidarity with...
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Rachel Corrie Seized
About 35 miles out from Gaza, the Rachel Corrie was reportedly boarded by the Israeli Navy after having been tracked by Israeli warships and having its equipment jammed. Updates here.
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Naomi Klein: Israel's Carnage At Sea: Shouts Are Not Enough
Around the world, there are protests and vigils against Israel's shocking attack on humanitarian boats headed for Gaza. I attended one in Toronto and delivered this speech :
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Drones and Democracy
ISLAMABAD - On May 12th, the day after a U.S. drone strike killed 24 people in Pakistan’s North Waziristan, two men from the area agreed to tell us their perspective as eyewitnesses of previous drone strikes. One is a journalist, Safdar Dawar, General Secretary of the Tribal Union of Journalists...
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The MV Rachel Corrie will carry tons of cement and other materials to Gaza. (Free Gaza) Views
A Force More Powerful
Later this month, ships from all over the world will converge in the Mediterranean and set sail for the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. This international coalition is called the Freedom Flotilla. The Free Gaza Movement has sailed eight missions to Gaza in the past three years, five of them...
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With Dog on Your Side
This dog has been appearing at street rallies and protests in Greece for nearly two years. He has been spotted amid exploding tear gas canisters, confronting riot police, and from all reports has shown enormous solidarity by always siding with the protesters. The Guardian has an amazing slide show...
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The Grand Bargain of the NPT and the Rules of the Nuclear Game Today
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) was signed in 1968 and came into force in 1970. In May 2010, both diplomats and nongovernmental leaders are gathering at the UN in New York for the 40 Year NPT Review Conference -- as mandated by the treaty itself -- to assess how the various parties are...
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Havana Homegrown: Inside Cuba's Urban Agriculture Revolution
I recently had the good fortune to travel to Cuba as part of trip organized by the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance and the IATP Food and Society Fellows program . The organic and urban agriculture revolution that is under way there is nothing short of amazing, but what a lot of people don't...
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In Defense of Pachamama
LA PAZ - Through their ancestral knowledge and traditions, indigenous peoples will make a unique and invaluable contribution to the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which begins Monday, Apr. 19 in the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba. Julio Quette of...
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