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By Rick Staggenborg, MD, Soldiers for Peace International

Respect for national sovereignty has been the basis of international law designed to prevent preemptive warfare since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 ended the 30 Years War.  The idea was to prevent wars by agreeing that empires and international alliances would not interfere with the internal affairs of any nation. The idea rejected by later Empire builders, leading to two world wars largely brought on by the British Empire’s machinations. This policy of ignoring international law has been followed by the US ever since and now poses a risk to peace and national sovereignty everywhere. Continue reading »
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These CIA crimes are not blemishes on an otherwise healthy military-intelligence apparatus, but the products of a depraved and deeply criminal American ruling class…

Democratic Sen. D. Feinstein, one who will vote to keep the CIA torture report to remain largely secret despite declassification vote.

Democratic Sen. D. Feinstein, one who will vote to keep the CIA torture report to remain largely secret despite declassification vote.

Only one conclusion can be drawn from the report published in the Washington Post Tuesday giving grisly details of CIA torture of prisoners and systematic lying by government officials to cover it up: the US ruling elite as a whole is guilty of war crimes for which it must be held accountable. Continue reading »

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Mar 272014
 
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The TGP Editors Say: The new mayor’s real sin is to have spoken out repeatedly against inequality and the need to tax the superrich.  They won’t have any of it, and now the knives are out…The whining by charter school supporters is only a smokescreen. Families for Excellence in Schools seems to be just one more rightwing front. 
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Who Is Behind the Pro-Charter Schools Group Fighting New York City Mayor de Blasio?

Wealthy, powerful people and organizations backing non-profit behind ads and rally

By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News

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Charter [school] supporters cross the Brooklyn Bridge in October in a march organized by Families for Excellence in Schools.(Yasmeen Khan) Continue reading »
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Mar 152014
 
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By  Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post

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Reporters Without Borders has added the United States to its “Enemies of the Internet” for the first time since the survey began in 2006.

The watchdog group—which had already dropped the US several places on its Press Freedom Index—cited the revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA surveillance, along with the Obama administration’s actions against leaks and whistleblowers, as the primary reasons for its decision. The US joins countries such as Bahrain, Syria and Belarus. The United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Russia also made the list for the first time. Continue reading »

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Mar 142014
 
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SCG News Dispatch—
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China Warns West that Sanctions on Russia Could Spiral into Chaos – U.S. & E.U. Indicate Sanctions to Begin Monday

13.Mar.2014 | SCGSCG News
China Warns West that Sanctions on Russia Could Spiral into Chaos
The showdown in Ukraine is about to escalate on Monday if neither side backs down. Continue reading »
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