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We Need a Million More Bowe Bergdahls, Says a Former US Army Ranger | Truthout.org

Rory Fanning, a former U.S. Army Ranger in Afghanistan, feels for Bergdahl.

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion, could get life sentence | The Portland Press Herald

Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban. After five years he was released in a prisoner exchange.

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Greece: Fascists At The Gate | Dispatches from the Edge

Golden Dawn’s adherence to Hitler, the symbols of Nazism, and the “Fuehrer principle” is, in part, what has gotten the organization into trouble.

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Doctors group releases analysis of destruction inflicted upon Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the ‘War on Terror’ | PSR

The report is an account of the human toll of the various “Wars on Terror” conducted in the name of the American people since the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Columnists

Excerpt from the Human Rights Newsletter from Mazin Qumsiyeh

Today in Palestine and many parts of the world is traditionally mothers' day on the first day of Spring. The colorful carpets of flowers in the fields are the gift of Palestine to the mothers. My own mother is emblematic of Palestinian mothers.

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Medea Benjamin in 2014 (photo: cjzurcher)

Iraq, Libya…Iran? US Activists Mark War Anniversaries with Spring Rising | Medea Benjamin

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya.

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Medea Benjamin in 2014 (photo: cjzurcher)

Dividing the pie: Cuba’s ration system after 50 years | Medea Benjamin

Raul Castro is trying to find a middle way, stimulating the economy while preserving revolutionary gains like free healthcare and education.

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Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

International Women’s Day and Human Rights in Palestine and Wordlwide | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Today is International Women's Day. The mainstream media misses the point intentionally.

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Disarmament

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U.S. efforts to stem ‘extreme threat to global security’ far from complete | Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity has been investigating the global effort to control dangerous nuclear explosives.

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Death of the CFE Treaty: The need to move arms control back to the centre of security policy | www.sipri.org

Russia’s termination of its participation in the 1990 CFE Treaty is a blow to the integrated system of arms control and confidence- and security-building measures put in place to reduce the risk of major armed conflict.

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Implementing New START and Modernizing all at the Same Time | FAS

Over the next decade, the United States plans to spend as much as $350 billion on modernizing and maintaining its nuclear forces.

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16,400 Nuclear Weapons Ready to Be Used | Peace & Planet

The danger of wars among nuclear-armed States is growing, and with it the threat of unimaginable death and suffering. It's time to do something about it.

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Middle East

France Says Will Propose UN Security Council Draft on Israel | The AP via RSN

France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Israel’s Blatant Flouting of International Law Requires Presidential Response | Truthout

Netanyahu's words create a golden opportunity for Barack Obama to radically transform his policy of uncritical support for Israel's ongoing violations of the law.

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Israeli Bloggers Ask: Why is Gaza Not an Issue in the Upcoming Israeli Elections? | Global Voices

As Israel heads to the polls on Tuesday, the situation in Gaza is not on the agenda of any of the major parties. A new documentary, made by Israeli bloggers, asks why.

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Noam Chomsky: Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel’s Goal Isn’t Survival — It’s Regional Dominance | Democracy Now!

Netanyahu’s visit comes just as Iran and six world powers, including the United States, are set to resume talks in a bid to meet a March 31 deadline.

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Events

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SR Turns Up the Heat at Peace & Planet Disarmament Events | PSR

This spring, PSR chapters in 15 states will take advantage of an excellent "teachable moment" to promote nuclear disarmament.

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Paths to Disarmament: The NPT and the Humanitarian Initiative April 2 Webinar | PSR

Join special guest, IPPNW Program Director John Loretz, and host, PSR Security Program Director Martin Fleck, to learn about paths to nuclear disarmament in this webinar April 2.

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Teach In: Iran and the Hope for Peace in the Middle East, March 21| New Haven Free Public Library

Join an educational discourse about relations with Iran, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, also Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

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“Penguin Counters” will be featured in the Environmental Film Festival’s Climate Connections. The film examines how penguins in Antarctica are coping with their changing climate—and the implications for humans. Photo credit: Harriet Getzels

160+ Eco-Films Featured at This Year’s Environmental Film Festival | EcoWatch

The Environmental Film Festival runs from March 17-29 in Washington, DC.

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Economy

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Can the Left and Right Unite to End Corporate Rule? | YES! Magazine

Can the Left and Right Unite to End Corporate Rule? An Interview with Ralph Nader and Daniel McCarthy

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Nine of the Flood Wall Street 10 celebrate their victory in court. (Flood Wall Street)

The Flood Wall Street 10 fought the law and won | Waging Nonviolence

The “Flood Wall Street 10,” as they’re known, were arrested at the tail end of a momentous (three-day) weekend for the climate movement.

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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 | Reason.com

Will wildcat currencies shrink the state?

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Asia

"DMZ Wishes for Peace." (Photo: TeachAgPSU/flickr/cc)

The Women are Coming, and They Mean Peace: Historic March Across Korean DMZ Announced | Common Dreams

'We have seen how women’s participation in peace negotiations makes peace attainable.'

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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 | CounterCurrents.org

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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