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President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill | EcoWatch, NYTimes, HuffPo

President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill after it was sent to his desk today. It ...

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Malcolm X Remembered by Daughter & Friend | Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! continues to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X with his daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and friend, A. Peter Bailey.

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What ISIS Really Wants | The Atlantic

ISIS is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means and for how to stop it.

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FCNL lobbies against new authorization for use of military force | FCNL

The debate about how the U.S. will engage in war is alive in Washington, DC -- add your voice.

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Disappointing Ukraine Debate on DemocracyNow! | Stanley Heller

The U.S. government has no business in Ukraine. No threats, no weapons, no soldiers. Stay the hell out.

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FORUM: Our shameful support for extremist Saudi Arabia | Stanley Heller via New Haven Register

Isn’t it appalling to hear our leaders thunder against the atrocities of al-Qaida, Taliban and ISIS while they flatter and arm the Saudi regime whose cruel ideas and practices inspired them?

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Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

On Politics and a Request | Mazin Qumsiyeh

What is going on in the world today is serious transformation and transfiguration of power relationships from a unipolar to a multipolar world and from power centered in the north to that centered in the southern hemisphere.

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Medea Benjamin in 2014 (photo: cjzurcher)

Who’s the ‘Low Life Scum:’ Kissinger or CODEPINK? | Medea Benjamin

If McCain could stomach it, he could have read the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights describing the horrific consequences of that invasion. If McCain could stomach it, he could have read the report by the UN Commission on Human Rights describing the horrific consequences of the brutal 1975 Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

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Back to the future on nuclear spending? | The Washington Post

The United States isn’t leading by example on the non­proliferation front.

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Switzerland ratifies the Arms Trade Treaty | FDFA News

The Swiss Federal Council deposited its instrument of ratification for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the United Nations in New York on 30 January 2015. The Treaty will enter into force in Switzerland after a period of 90 days.

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Obama, India’s Modi claim breakthrough on nuclear issues | The Washington Post

When President Obama walked off Air Force One Sunday morning, he was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who walked up to Obama and gave him a big hug.

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Pope breaks ground in seeking abolition of nuclear weapons | Western Catholic Reporter

In his message Pope Francis stripped away any lingering moral acceptance of the military doctrine of nuclear deterrence: "Nuclear deterrence and the threat of mutually assured destruction cannot be the basis for an ethics of fraternity and peaceful coexistence."

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Middle East


When some Americans opposed the creation of Israel | The Washington Post

A new Israeli election ad released by the Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invokes the past to boost the premier's political future.

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The key to an election victory for the Israeli Left | +972 Magazine

The Right in Israel will not fall over economic issues, period. It will fall only if its lies about political solutions are disproved.

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Five reasons Netanyahu should not address Congress | The Washington Post

Five reasons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should politely decline House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress frp, Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Human Rights

Peace in the Arts

Latin America




Helen Caldicott’s ‘Nuclear-Free Planet’ with Noam Chomsky and Others | EcoWatch

The great Dr. Helen Caldicott will present a major symposium on a “Nuclear-Free Planet” in New York City at the New York Academy of Medicine from Feb. 28 – March 1

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Gaza film and film maker in Connecticut: ‘Where Should the Birds Fly?’

Fida Qishta and her film about Gaza, "Where Should the Birds Fly?" will be appearing at two showings in Connecticut

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Poetry for Peace, 6 p.m. Jan. 30, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Conn.

Poetry for Peace is a cross-district poetry contest open to all Bridgeport and Fairfield K-8th grade students. The contest is sponsored annually by Fairfield University, with a call for submissions of poetry written in response to the question “What does peace mean to me?”

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After the People’s Climate March: What Next for Connecticut Activists? Jan. 18, New Britain, Conn.

A panel followed by a discussion period We want to hear from YOU! Presenters: Jeremy ...

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The Swiss Leaks: Private Bank Secrets Revealed | CBS News, ICIJ

A team of journalists from 45 countries has unearthed secret bank accounts maintained for criminals, traffickers, tax dodgers, politicians and celebrities.

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Private Money in Virtual Worlds |

Will wildcat currencies shrink the state?

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Germany Had Their Debts Cancelled | RSN

By demanding Greece pay back their debts in full, German chancellor Angela Merkel wants the rest of the world to forget her country’s recent history.

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The US is behind the current drop in oil prices — Evo Morales | RT New

Evo Morales says the US is behind the current drop in oil prices and is aiming to undermine the economies of large petroleum producers Russia and Venezuela.

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Yemen rebels attack presidential compound, weakening U.S.-backed leader | WaPo, NYTimes, DemocracyNow!

Shiite insurgents stormed Yemen’s presidential palace and besieged the leader’s residence Tuesday in a show of force that threatened to topple a government that has been a key American ally in the fight against al-Qaeda.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting Chinese President Xi Jinping the Bhagavad Gita

Uphold The Sanctity Of The Constitution Of India And Conserve Identity Of Bhagvad Gita |

Grounds against bestowing to Bhagvad Gita, the State authorized eminence of National Book are numerous.

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Dennis Kucinich: No to War, Hot or Cold, With Russia | Truthdig

The Western press begins its narrative on the Crimea situation with the annexation, but completely ignores the provocations by the West and other causal factors which resulted in the annexation.

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Fishing for Peace in Korea | FPIF

Various environmental challenges have only sharpened the conflict. But with a new imperative to address these environmental problems, the NLL can offer the two Koreas an opportunity to chart a new relationship for the 21st century.

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