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Peace Activists Protest George Bush at Speaking Engagements

They move his book ‘Decision Points’ to the Crime Section of Bookstores With the release of George W. Bush’s memoir Decision Points, CODEPINK activists are mobilizing throughout the country to make sure Bush is greeted by protests. They have already “greeted him” at book signings in Dallas and Milwaukee, and will be outside his events in Miami this weekend as ...

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War Is Not Good For You

Back in the 1960s, peace activists sported a bumper sticker that read: “War is not good for children and other living creatures.” In a way, that sums up Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel’s War and Public Health, where 46 experts on everything from epidemiology to international law weigh in on the authors’ central premise: “War and militarism have ...

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Cuba embargo: UN vote urges US to lift embargo

The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelming Tuesday to condemn almost a half-century of U.S. sanctions against Cuba, demanding an end to what member states say is a Cold War anachronism that only hurts ordinary people. The final vote by U.N. member states was 187 in favor of ending the sanctions, with two countries — the United States and Israel — ...

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‘A Million Minutes for Peace’ Reaches New Milestone

“A Million Minutes for Peace” 2010 was supported by a dedicated micro site, an award-winning PSA that aired on cable outlets in the US and internationally, a viral email campaign, and extensive outreach to a variety of local and global faith groups, organizations, schools, colleges and media outlets. Over 700 partners worked with Odyssey to gather pledges. Among them were ...

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‘Three Cups of Tea’ author receives Peace Award

One of the greatest challenges facing the next generation is the existence of millions of children across the world who are not in school, said The New York Times bestselling author of “Three Cups of Tea” Friday evening. “I can make a phone call, and we can get another school going tonight,” said Greg Mortenson, the recipient of the 17th ...

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Leaker of Pentagon Papers stresses importance of telling the truth

For Daniel Ellsberg, the similarities between today’s wars and the Vietnam War are frightening. “It is amazing that we are in a situation that is at a hopeless stalemate again,” Ellsberg said. “It is another case of those in charge not willing to do something for fear of being called names.” That is why Ellsberg conveyed the message that truth-telling, ...

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Fair Warning | A review of Engelhardt’s book via The Nation

At the beginning of his book, “The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s” (Haymarket; $16.95), Engelhardt, a Nation Institute fellow, writes, “And peace itself? Simply put, there’s no money in it.” The collection is a culling of essays published on Engelhardt’s TomDispatch website since 2004, and the same note is struck in piece after piece after piece: ...

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