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Clooney on peace mission for Sudan

Actor George Clooney has joined the UN Security Council in a heart-wrenching effort to publicise the human suffering in the African country. US news reporter, Ann Curry, quoted Clooney in her blog: ‘If you knew a tsunami, or Katrina or a Haiti earthquake was coming, what would you do to save people?’ Clooney said. The actor has travelled to the ...

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Author Grossman awarded Peace Prize | JTA

Israeli writer David Grossman was awarded the prestigious Peace Prize at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Grossman, 56, whose latest novel, “To the End of the Land,” came out last summer, was honored Sunday for his commitment to building bridges between Israel and the Palestinians, according to the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. via Author Grossman awarded Peace Prize | ...

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NPR Debate asks: ‘Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?’

If someone told you Islam is a religion of peace, would you agree with them? That very question was posed to an audience at a recent NPR Intelligence Squared debate, as well as to four notable scholars who debated for and against the idea with ABC News Nightline correspondent John Donvan as moderator. via NYU Local | “Is Islam A Religion Of Peace?” ...

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‘Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the war in Afghanistan, honoring Afghan civilian casualties’

An exhibit opens in Philly today and brings home the impact of the war in Afghanistan. It’s called “Windows and Mirrows: Reflections on the war in Afghanistan, honoring Afghan civilian casualties.” The AFSC’s Mary Zerkel and Alexis Moore discuss “Windows and Mirrors” on “What’s Going On,” which airs on Q102, Radio 104.5 and My 106.1, and on “Insight,” which airs ...

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Our Endless War – Bangor Daily News

A provocative new book, “Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War,” describes an unspoken national consensus that has grown up during the past 60 years. The author, Andrew J. Bascevich, is a retired Army colonel and now a professor at Boston University. He calls it a “sacred trinity: an abiding conviction that the minimum essentials of international peace and order ...

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David Grossman: ‘I cannot afford the luxury of despair’

The Israeli writer discusses his novel To the End of the Land, a memorial to his son who was killed while serving in the army, and why he remains an opponent of his country’s policy towards the Palestinians In May 2003, David Grossman, one of Israel’s most celebrated novelists, began writing a new book. It was to be about what ...

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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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