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Green Party Candidates Arrested Outside Presidential Debate | Common Dreams

Presidential candidate Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala barred from attending then arrested   Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein and her vice presidential running mate Cheri Honkala were arrested Tuesday outside the venue at Hofstra Unviersity where President Obama and Republican challeger Mitt Romney later met for their nationally televised debate. According to the Stein-Honkala campaign, the ...

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Romney’s Middle East plan: ‘Hope that .. something will happen and resolve it’ | Upworthy

Mitt Romney’s plan for Israel/Palestine is literally to “hope that ultimately somehow, something will happen and resolve it.” And that’s not even the most damning line from this latest Mother Jones video leaked from a secret Romney fundraiser. Here’s the whole quote, with … emphasis added: I’m torn by two perspectives in this regard. One is the one which I’ve ...

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Gar Alperovitz’s Green Party Keynote: We Are Laying Groundwork for the ‘Next Great Revolution’

At the Green Party’s 2012 National Convention in Baltimore over the weekend, Massachusetts physician Jill Stein and anti-poverty campaigner Cheri Honkala were nominated the party’s presidential and vice-presidential contenders. We air the convention’s keynote address delivered by Gar Alperovitz, a professor of political economy at the University of Maryland and co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative. Alperovitz is the author of, ...

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Tony Blair: Why Inter-Faith Understanding Is More Important Than Ever in Leadership | The Huffington Post

The Alpha Leadership conference taking place today in London is a reminder that despite all the negative news about religion, a different face of faith is visible and real the world over. The Alpha course on leadership, which was begun under Nicky Gumbel of the Holy Trinity Church in London, has been taken by 18 million people world-wide and is ...

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Netanyahu’s Bluff of the Century | Counterpunch

The Real Threat to Israel is Not Iran, But It’s Own Cozy Relationship With Arab Dictators and Monarchs by PATRICK COCKBURN There has always been something stagey and contrived about Israel’s blood-curdling declarations that it is going to bomb Iran, but as a strategy it has worked astonishingly well, at home and abroad. Benjamin Netanyahu has been expert at manipulating ...

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‘UN fetishizes peace over resolution of Syrian conflict’ | RT

Following a terror attack that left at least 55 people dead in Damascus, the UN increased the number of observers in Syria to 157 on Thursday. But journalist Patrick Hayes told RT that the UN “intervention” is only distorting the conflict. ­Twin blasts near a military intelligence building in Damascus left at least 55 people dead and 372 others injured ...

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Obama vs. Romney: Unknowable Foreign-Policy Differences | Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic

Without a crystal ball … it seems very difficult to tell exactly how they’d be different — or which future would be better. Here’s why: They’ve both shown a capacity to directly and unapologetically contradict their previous rhetoric with their actions. Would President Obama be more or less willing than President Romney to wage war on Iran without congressional approval? ...

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Time to Party: Nationalism to blossom on new law?

From the Pirate Party of Russia, to the group headed by billionaire tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov – there’s no shortage of fresh political blood hoping to find a place in Russia’s Parliament. And this week, with the president expected to sign in new laws making it easier for them to register, the competition could get a whole lot tougher. RT’s Anissa ...

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