Archive for August 17th, 2012

On Economic Sanctions and Threats of War Against Iran

On Economic Sanctions and Threats of War Against Iran

Interview with Leah Bolger, President of Veterans for Peace — Leah Bolger: "Veterans For Peace wants to extend a hand of friendship to the Iranian people.... We understand that the people of Iran are not our enemies, and we really want to convey that message. We want to convey the message that our foreign policy does not represent American people; it’s the government." Interviewed by C. Goodman, U.S. Peace Council CG:  Thank you for giving us the time to have this talk with you. We

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Political Declaration of the Assembly of the World Peace Council

Political Declaration of the Assembly of the World Peace Council

The 2012 Assembly of the World Peace Council, held from July 20-23 in Kathmandu and hosted by the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council, concluded with the adoption of the following Political Declaration: The World Peace Council salutes the people of Nepal and all peace-loving forces in the country.  We express our solidarity with the struggle to establish the New Democratic Republic of Nepal where the Nepali people, following the abolition of the monarchy, will become the masters of their fort

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Obama Refuses to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

Obama Refuses to Sign Arms Trade Treaty

By Shazia Z. Rafi, in Women's Media Center, Aug. 7, 2012. “Yes, yes the calculations are correct, we bill the Navy cost plus 14 percent,” said my boss at General Electric’s aircraft engine group, where I was a financial management trainee in 1980. Seeing my incredulous expression, he added “arms are a big business for us.” Three decades later the legal trade in weapons is estimated at $60 billion annually. In 1996 Nobel Laureates together called for a treaty to regulate this trad

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The Cuban Experience: Better health on a budget?

The Cuban Experience: Better health on a budget?

By Conner Gorry, in Irish Times, Aug. 14, 2012. Levelling the playing field in an effort to provide ‘health for all’ is effective and noble, but is it sustainable? ‘We were so poor growing up. I started picking coffee when I was 11, like all my siblings – there was no school or doctor. When somebody got sick, we had to carry them 16 miles on mountain trails to reach the nearest hospital,” says 72-year-old Algimiro Ortíz of Cruce de los Baños in eastern Cuba. “I was 54 when

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