World Peace has a chance as people work together to solve the problems
facing them. By strengthening ties, progress can be made toward stability,
prosperity, and peace for all.
People of all nations should endeavor to find common ground with each
other directly, concerning Continue →
Huge news in WSJ: The Obama administration Tuesday proposed a crackdown on the widespread use of tax-exempt organizations for political campaigning, seeking to reduce the influential role that the secretive groups have played in recent elections. The new “guidance” issued Continue →
If ”Citizens United” & Super Pacs stand we fall!
More info on Citizens United: http://freespeechforpeople.org/
- Reverse Citizens United ruling
- End Super Pacs
- Additional limits & transparency on the activities of special interest groups
- Campaign Finance Reform
- Term Limits for Congress, Senate, Continue →
A new poll from the National Journal finds that the majority of Americans don’t want to repeal Obamacare. In fact, they want to give the law time to work.
The Journal’s survey finds that, given the option to “wait Continue →
Hundreds of Tibetan women representatives from all over India and Nepal are currently gathered in Dhondenling settlement, Kollegal in south India to take part in the 11th Working Committee Meeting of the Tibetan Women’s Association, which began Thursday.
Earlier this week I posted about the classified DOD study showing a high rate of civilian harm from drone attacks. Not much else can be said about this finding by analysts until the study is de-classified, so instead let Continue →
It is nice to see the State Legislator in Montana responding to the will of the people in the State. These kind of actions will in time will bring down the stasi state if more state follow Montana. This Continue →
This post is part of Marc H. Ellis’s “Exile and the Prophetic” feature for Mondoweiss. To read the entire series visit the archive page.
Is Egypt quieting down or is a permanent opposition to the governing authorities consolidating? Yesterday’s demonstrations lacked Continue →
“In her first speech since the Taliban in Pakistan tried to kill her for advocating education for girls, Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday at the United Nations, appealing for compulsory free schooling for all children” [including for Continue →
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Apartheid / Restrictions on movement
Israel to build 1,100 new settler homes in East Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (AFP) 30 May -- Israel is preparing to build 1,100 new settler homes in occupied East Continue →
In reports coming just in, a Tibetan man set himself on fire in Adril region of eastern Tibet protesting China’s occupation and hard-line policies in Tibet. Tenzin Sherab, 31, carried out his self-immolation protest on May 27. He succumbed to Continue →
Tibet campaigners armed with placards carrying graphic images of human rights abuses in Tibet disrupted InterContinental Hotels Group’s annual general meeting in London with a “die in” Friday. The demonstrators were demanding IGH to withdraw its plans to open a Continue →
You’ve heard reports of drones the size of insects. A new video shows a flying robot the size of a quarter developed by engineers at Harvard.
May 5, 2013 How the Rich Benefited From the Recovery (While Continue →
By Bill Becker, via Huffington Post
In its new assessment of America’s infrastructure, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) found that much of it is aging and substandard. Among the systems needing repairs are dams, levees Continue →
Tsering Woeser, the Tibetan writer and activist, was awarded in absentia the 2013 International Women of Courage Award by the First Lady Michelle Obama and US Secretary of State John Kerry in a formal function held at the State Department Continue →
A Chinese court in eastern Tibet has passed down heavy prison terms of up to 15 years to three Tibetans for their “crimes” relating to the ongoing wave of self-immolations in Tibet. The court sentenced Lhamo Dorjee to 15 years Continue →
Last night, President Obama told the nation his vision for the coming year.
We are disappointed that the president did not mention a plan to pursue a return to negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian leadership. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict MUST be a priority for this Continue →
UK-based charity says the world's 100 richest people earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty four times over.
The river is nearly 1,000 miles long and almost 1,000 feet deep at points
By JASON KOEBLER | US News | January 18, 2013
The European Space Agency announced Thursday that it has taken high-definition pictures of an ancient river nearly 1,000 Continue →
(Photo Credit: AP/Cindy Yorgason)
A man in Utah was photographed at a JC Penney carrying around an unloaded version of the gun used in the Newtown tragedy to prove that guns aren’t as dangerous as they’re portrayed.
In addition to Continue →
The United States has a massive infrastructure deficit, with independent analysts finding that the country could need as much as $2 trillion in immediate investments just to bring its infrastructure up to date. With the economy recovering slowly and our Continue →
A majority of Americans — 56 percent — think tax rates on the wealthy should be high so that the country can help pay for programs that help the poor, according to a new poll from CNN. Only 36 percent Continue →
One of Israel’s great leftist warriors wants peace with Hamas and Gaza – but does the Knesset?
Our correspondent meets the legendary Uri Avnery, who roars out against Netanyahu and his government and foresees growing ethnic strife in Israel
By Robert Continue →
Alternet: Medical marijuana is now legal in 18 states, but it's clear we've discovered a fraction of its potential for health.
There are now legal medical cannabis programs in 18 states plus Washington, DC, with pot fully legal for adults in Continue →
On the radar: Cut numbers, costs; Economic of war and sanctions; Security stalled in Senate; Democracy and the bomb; Missile defense meeting budget reality; the Burma model; and Atomic thunderstorms.
November 16th, 2012 | Edited by Benjamin Loehrke and Marianne Nari Continue →
Passage of one of the three state ballot measures to legalize marijuana in Washington, Colorado or Oregon could significantly weaken Mexican drug cartels, according to a new study by a Mexican think tank. “It is estimated that around one-third of Mexican drug gangs’ Continue →