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Location Set for Gandhi Peace Award 2017

Ralph Nader & Omar Barghouti Sunday, April 23, 4:00 p.m., Yale University, Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, Room 114, at 1 Prospect Street, New Haven  Free and Open to the Public The legendary Ralph Nader has done groundbreaking work on a multitude of citizen action projects for decades.  From auto safety to general consumer issues to criticizing nuclear power to  “Breaking Through to ...

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Meet PEP’s Syria Columnist

Our Swiss-Syrian columnist Dr. Joseph Daher is on a tour of Canada and the northeast U.S. He arrives in CT Wednesday Feb. 15 to speak at Central CT State University at 5:30 p.m. He speaks in NYC Thursday and Friday.

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Glenn Beck Goes Back to Crazy on George Soros

by Stanley Heller Glenn Beck was at the top of the far right world six years ago. He had a TV show on Fox that was regularly viewed by 3 million people.     He held a rally in DC that attracted 100,000 people.  He had a string of top selling books.   But times changed, he supposedly got sick and wackier conspirators ...

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The Epic Women’s March in Boston and at Yale

WOMEN’S MARCH 2017 BOSTON: We have a dream and the dream is now… By Wenda and George Gantz Whatever the media and the pundits may say, last Saturday was a day of joyful unity and commitment in Boston. Goodwill and kindness were the ONLY behaviors we saw, shared by all ages and all groups including many families and children and ...

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Why Do They Keep Begging?

So when Trump talks about the forgotten people who don't have those factory and mining jobs anymore, nobody's going to mention the statistically irrelevant class of people known as professional touring musicians. But we musicians have also been put out of work by the free market, essentially.

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Millions March Against the Hatred Agenda

The Washington Post was the first to say that millions marched on Jan. 21 to reject the agenda of hatred towards women, immigrants, Muslims and science.  There were actions on seven continents, yes, even in Antarctica.  Several hundred brave people gathered in protest in Moscow and in Myrammar where marches are forbidden they had a solidarity picnic! Here’s a two ...

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Last Ditch Effort to Free Leonard Peltier

  We failed.  Obama’s Justice Department formally notified Peltier’s lawyer no clemency would be issues.  Another mark on his “legacy”. In front of the White House, shown on Democracy Now! by Stanley Heller This is it.  Somehow we’ve got to reach President Obama in the next day and convince him to give Peltier clemency.  The good news is that Obama ...

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Building a Straw Bale School at Standing Rock

 “…so there are many more possibilities as to what sort of housing to create.  Currently, many different sorts of alternative sustainable housing designs are being considered, such as straw bale, cob, subterranean houses, earth bag structures, pallet designs and other well insulated and affordable structures” By Miguel Elliott It’s been nearly a week now since my return from Standing Rock ...

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ISIS is only the #2 Danger for Iraqis in Mosul and Baghdad

In February of 2016 the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued a blunt warning to its diplomats.  It said, “Mosul Dam faces a serious and unprecedented risk of catastrophic failure with little warning,”  Failure of the dam would flood Mosul in some areas to 60 feet.  The water would continue down river and reach Baghdad in four days.  The embassy told ...

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All Dutch Electric Trains Run with Energy from Wind

The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. As of Jan. 1, 600,000 daily train passengers have been traveling completely carbon neutral, according to an announcement from the Netherlands’ principal passenger railway operator, NS.   No, there are no wind mills on the trains, but the electricity all comes from wind mills. ...

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Beating ISIS in Mosul Won’t Heal Deep Iraq Divisions

*** Fighting ISIS is a coalition stretching from U.S. soldiers to Kurdish militias *** Iraq government is dominated by Shia sectarians *** No alternatives to unfair Iraqi government are on the horizon *** ISIS will fall, but another version will arise if injustices remain   The offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, has been going on since mid-October.  It ...

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