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Terror Bunker | Stephen Colbert

In a response to Jon Stewart’s determination that Fox News is either evil or stupid for not mentioning that Alwaleed bin Talal is News Corp.’s largest shareholder, Stephen Colbert realizes he’s a terrorist after learning that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s son bought his portrait. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

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The unmaking of the atomic bomb | By George Perkovich, The Washington Post

As the nuclear threat shifts to terrorists and deranged dictatorships, a new phase in nuclear history may be emerging: a recognition by some leaders in nuclear-armed states that the world would be more secure if these weapons were eliminated. To Richard Rhodes, the most accomplished narrator of America’s efforts to create and control atomic weapons, complete nuclear disarmament is a ...

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‘Emissaries of Peace,’ at the North Carolina Arboretum a Look at Cherokee History

The exhibition, “Emissaries of Peace,” recounts British Lt. Henry Timberlake’s travels among the Cherokee—in his memoirs he labeled them “an hospitable, tho’ savage people”—and his subsequent visit to London in 1762 accompanying a peace delegation of tribal leaders at the end of the Cherokee War. Created by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, where it recently paid a home visit, ...

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Rwandan reggae spreads musical message of peace – CNN.com

Kigali, Rwanda (CNN) — Rwanda’s not a nation typically recognized for its music scene. But if you spend a little time there you’ll find a selection of talented musicians ready to emerge. One of the country’s up-and-coming bands, Jah Doves, offer listeners modern-day reggae mixed with traditional Rwandan beats. The six-man band is especially known for its bold lyrics. Every ...

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Japanese singer Kumiko leads chorus wishing for peace

TOKYO — Kumiko has made a career of singing about the preciousness of life, but when asked to perform a particular song at this year’s annual Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima, she wondered whether she could do its powerful message justice. via Japanese singer Kumiko leads chorus wishing for peace – McClatchy Network – Kentucky.com.

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World Orchestra for Peace to promote UNESCO’s message through music | www.un.org

The United Nations cultural agency has selected the World Orchestra for Peace, an ensemble of musicians from more than 40 countries, to help promote its message and programmes and raise public awareness of its work on key issues. The orchestra “symbolizes so well the multicultural and ethnically diverse world that we live in today,” Director-General Irina Bokova stated in a ...

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Yoko Ono spreads message of peace, love in N.J.

As part of an effort to preserve her husband’s legacy of art and music while spreading the couple’s message of love and peace, Yoko Ono presented a touring exhibition titled “In My Life: The Artwork of John Lennon,” last weekend at Pier Village in Long Branch. The suggested donation of $2 will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch, ...

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