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Three days that could change the world – This weekend in New York City!

Barack Obama is undoubtedly the U.S. president most committed to nuclear disarmament since Kennedy. People all over the world have cheered President Obama’s commitment to move toward nuclear disarmament, Judith Le Blanc & Kevin Martin write in an article published in People’s World. Yet the stark reality is U.S. and Russia maintain over 20,000 nuclear weapons, many of them on ...

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Reaching Zero

By Jonathan Schell What is the purpose, if any, of the nuclear bomb, that brooding presence that has shadowed all human life for sixty-five years? The question has haunted the nuclear age. It may be that no satisfactory answer has ever been given. Nuclear strategic thinking, in particular, has disappointed. Many of its pioneers have wound up in a state ...

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Saving Afghanistan from the U.S. (and other extremists)

The New Haven Peace Council has announced a “Saving Afghanistan from the U.S. (and other extremists),” with Prof. Vijay Prashad, beginning at 7 p.m. , Sat. March 6, 2010, 37 Howe St., New Haven. From its intervention to destroy a progressive popular movement in Afghanistan in the 1970’s, to its supporting the Taliban, warlords, Osama bin Laden and al Qaida, ...

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Environmental (Dis)Locations: a conference with religious imagination exploring environmental justice and climate change

Environmental (Dis)Locations: a conference with religious imagination exploring environmental justice and climate change will take place April 8-10, 2010 at the Saint Thomas More Center, 268 Park St., Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect St., and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 195 Prospect St., New Haven, Connecticut. The conference is sponsored by the Edward J. & Dorothy Clarke ...

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The Obama disarmament paradox by Greg Mello | Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Last April in Prague, President Barack Obama gave a speech that many have interpreted as a commitment to significant nuclear disarmament. Now, however, the White House is requesting one of the larger increases in warhead spending history. If its request is fully funded, warhead spending would rise 10 percent in a single year, with further increases promised for the future. ...

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Bill Moyers Interviews Greg Mortenson

American humanitarian Greg Mortenson’s first book — “Three Cups of Tea” — has sold over 3.5 million copies around the world. It tells the remarkable story about his efforts to build schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. When in 2008 the Bill Moyers Journal asked viewers what books should be priority reading for the next President, “Three Cups of Tewa” was ...

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The National Priorities Project’s Afghanistan Fact Sheet

President Barack Obama made a major policy speech on Afghanistan Dec. 1, 2009. The speech includes his intention to significantly increase the number of U.S. forces deployed in the region to conduct combat operations and assist with the training of Afghanistan’s national security forces. Prior to Fiscal Year 2010, combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan had been funded outside the ...

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Act NOW To Help Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Become a part of the international campaign to remove nuclear danger from the world by signing the Petition for Nuclear Weapons Abolition. Visit United for Peace and Justice and sign the petition. Your signature will be among millions collected on this and similar international petitions presented to President Obama and at the May 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at ...

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Pope’s peace message focuses on environment | CNN World

In the Vatican’s annual World Day of Peace message called “If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation” Pope Benedict XVI said peace with the natural environment is the beginning of peace with all of God’s creation, including people. “Respect for creation is of immense consequence, not least because creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God’s works, ...

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