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The 28 Pages –  Do They Show Saudi Government 9/11 Involvement?

By Stanley Heller *** The report was kept secret for 13 years, but we’re told ...

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Turkey, Opposing the Coup, Surviving Erdogan

  *** To oppose the military coup in Turkey was an absolute necessity *** Some ...

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The “War” against Daech: a military strategy doomed to political failure

*** Daech terror attacks show it’s far from dying *** U.S. willing to give Russia ...

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At the Counter-NATO Summit in Warsaw/ Joseph Gerson

    As a number of you know, I am in Warsaw for a Counter-NATO ...

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Notable Peace News

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Turkey coup attempt: More than 130 media outlets shut | BBC News

Turkish authorities have announced the closure of 131 media organizations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.

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Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil | Stop The War Coalition

The man once regarded as the world's most powerful banker declared the Iraq war was 'largely' about oil

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Hate crime is on the rise in the UK, but police are taking less action against suspects | TBIJ

The chances of police or prosecutors taking action against hate crime offenders have plummeted over the last year, new figures show.

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Is Russia Deepening Cooperation With U.S. in Syria, or Is It Hitting Bases Used by U.S.? (Video) | Truthdig

About a week ago, Russian warplanes bombed a Syrian base used by the US and the UK. The Wall Street Journal suggested that Russia was attempting to herd Washington into a closer military cooperation.

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Disarmament

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71 Years Later, Still Living with a Nuclear Threat | FCNL

The bombing of Hiroshima and of Nagasaki on August 9 killed 200,000 people, mostly civilians. The threat of nuclear war is still alive today.

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A Nuclear Weapon That America Doesn’t Need | The New York Times

"To eliminate the threat of nuclear war President Barack Obama should reconsider the Defense Department’s effort to develop a new nuclear weapon called the Long-Range Standoff Weapon."

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Special 70th Anniversary Edition – Federation Of American Scientists

Estimate of global nuclear weapons in January 2016

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Former Secretary of Defense William Perry discusses why the risk of nuclear catastrophe is greater now than ever | Future of Life Institute

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry presents his nuclear nightmare and discusses why he believes the risk of nuclear catastrophe is greater now than it was at any time during the Cold War.

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Middle East

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The 28 Pages –  Do They Show Saudi Government 9/11 Involvement?

By Stanley Heller *** The report was kept secret for 13 years, but we’re told ...

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The “War” against Daech: a military strategy doomed to political failure

*** Daech terror attacks show it’s far from dying *** U.S. willing to give Russia ...

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250-300 Dead. Where is Je Suis Baghdad?

Another horrific attack in Baghdad, probably by ISIS.  Democracy Now! says 300 dead.  It is ...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a joint press conference in Jerusalem, June 28, 2016.

UN Chief Makes Final Official Visit to Israel, Palestinian Territories | VOA

"No solution to the conflict will be possible without the recognition that both Palestinians and Jews have an undeniable historic and religious connection to this land," Ban said.

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Human Rights

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Al Marder to be Recognized Aug. 6 at New Haven Peoples Center Reception | par-newhaven.org

A reception and fundraiser highlighting the history of the New Haven Peoples Center will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, also marking Hiroshima Day and recognizing the leadership of the Center's president, Alfred L. Marder.

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IWagePeace schedules Combatants for Peace fundraiser and ‘soft opening’ of brewing company July 29

Join IWagePeace for a soft opening of Brewport Brewing Company from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday July 29, Brewport, 225 South Frontage Rd., Bridgeport, Conn.

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PEP 2016 Summer Film Series Continues July 27 | Peacenews.org

Talks and screenings are Wednesday evenings, July 13 to Aug. 17 at Books & Co., 1235 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Talks begin at 6:30 p.m. and screening at 7 p.m.

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At the 2015 Human Rights Defenders Forum, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter enjoys a presentation by Afeefa Syeed, a senior adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Middle East and Asia bureaus. (Photo: The Carter Center/ M. Schwarz)

Free Live Webcast: 2016 Human Rights Defenders Forum June 20 | Carter Center

While this event is not open to the public, portions of the forum will be webcast live (free) on cartercenter.org beginning Monday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m.

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Economy

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Secret Offshore Deals Deprive Africa of Billions in Natural Resource Dollars | ICIJ

A cross-border bribery scandal described in a report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is one of dozens of cases in Africa in which companies created or administered by Mossack Fonseca have played a role in oil, gas and mining deals that have spawned public allegations of tax dodging, corruption, environmental destruction or other misconduct.

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Disrupting Power and Defending Connecticut’s Black Lives | Dan Fischer via CounterPunch

According to the Economic Policy Institute, Connecticut has the country’s largest income gap between the richest 1% and the bottom 99%. In 2012, the 1% made 51 times more than the 99%.

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Smoke rises from Manbij city in Aleppo province, Syria, on June 8, 2016. (Reuters/Rodi Said)

The world lost more than $13 trillion last year because of war | Global Peace Index via The Washington Post

Violence and worsening conflict cost the world more than $13.6 trillion last year, or about 13 percent of global GDP.

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ICIJ releases database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies | Center for Public Integrity

The data, part of the Panama Papers investigation, is the largest ever release of information about offshore companies and the people behind them.

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Asia

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Turkey coup attempt: More than 130 media outlets shut | BBC News

Turkish authorities have announced the closure of 131 media organizations, as a crackdown continues following the failed coup on 15 July.

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Murders, violence on rise as parched central India battles for water | Reuters

As northern and central India continue to suffer thorough severe drought and oppressive heat, police are reporting a rise in violent – and often deadly – clashes over water.

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U.S. lifts arms ban on old foe Vietnam as regional tensions simmer | Reuters, et al

"In one fell swoop, President Obama has jettisoned much of what remained of US leverage to improve human rights in Vietnam – and basically gotten nothing for it." Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Asia Director Phil Robertson

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Fishermen Sue Japan for Hiding Records of Fallout From US Nuclear Tests | ABC News

The lawsuit against their own government seeks compensation for failing to disclose records of their exposure to radiation from a series of hydrogen bomb tests called “Operation Castle,” conducted by the U.S. in the Pacific Ocean and starting on March 1, 1954.

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