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Peace in Mindanao – the Hard Work Starts Now

By Marte Hellema* and Augusto Miclat Jr.** On 27 March a historic agreement was signed in the Malacanang Grounds in the Philippines. The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) promises to bring peace, stability and prosperity to a region that has been terrorized by violent conflict for decades. But those wh ...

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NSA Reports Lead 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Today, U.S. journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prizes, paid tribute to the The Guardian US and The Washington Post, both of which shocked the world with their coverage of the National Security Agency’s surveillance state, based on thousands of documents shared with them by whistleblower Edward Snowden. This page features selected interviews from our related coverage on Democracy Now!. The prestigious ...

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The Fire Power of the Financial Lobby

A Survey of the Size of the Financial Lobby at the EU level Published by Corporate Europe Observatory(CEO), The Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (Arbeiterkammer) and The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) - April 2014. "Despite this manifest presence of “the financial lobby”, until now there has been no comprehensive survey of its size and power in the EU. This report is intended to fill that void." "E ...

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Stay human, the Reading Movie

Review: Stay human, the Reading Movie - a historical document of a crime against humanity This work diverges from any known genre explored so far including documentary, fiction, docufiction, and theatre lecturing. ‘Stay Human’ is a pioneer piece of work in a new film genre: the ‘Reading Movie’. ‘Stay Human – The Reading Movie’ features the reading of the book 'Gaza - Restiamo Umani' (‘Gaza - Stay Human’) in ...

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Team Scotland”: Salmond Calls on Labour Voters to Back Independence

London, 12 Abr (Prensa Latina) Alex Salmond has appealed to Scotland''s voters to ignore him and the Scottish National party in the independence referendum, saying a yes vote would not be a vote for him and could even lead to a Labour government being elected to power in Edinburgh. The first minister said he would lead a cross-party "Team Scotland" to start separation talks with the UK government within 12 ...

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Leading Leaders for Peace in Tel Aviv

by Hillel Schenker  for The Palestine-Israel Journal As we near the April 29th deadline for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations set by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, some people are afraid of using the word "peace", thinking its passé, utopian or simply unattainable, like the other side of the moon. Not so the dedicated Israeli and Palestinian activists of Leading Leaders for Peace: Leading Leaders for Pe ...

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The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn’t

By Gareth Porter for IPS WASHINGTON, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) - When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme. The press release on the indictment announced that between in November 2005 and 2012, Sihai Cheng had supplied parts ...

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Government, Opposition in Televised Group Therapy in Venezuela

By Humberto Márquez for IPS CARACAS, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) - Government and opposition leaders in Venezuela held a nationally televised debate as a first step to working towards solutions for the economic, social and political crisis marked by over two months of protests. The demonstrations and the crackdown have cost 41 lives, including those of seven police officers, and left 600 injured and 2,300 arrested – ...

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Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (Turkey’s ruling party, AKP or AK Party- AK means “white, clean”) attitude towards LGBT people. We started the AK LGBT group to make AKP authorities and those who vote for AKP say, “there are LGBT people who support AKP”, “LGBT people can have various political views outside of parties like the Republican People’ ...

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Barbara Lee: Bring Our Troops Home

Why are the troops STILL there? After trillions spent, thousands of lives lost, and hundreds of thousands of physical and mental injuries, it's time to end the war in Afghanistan. Barbara is one of the only voices speaking out against the war that she alone opposed in September 2001. The article below ran in today's USA Today. Help Barbara make sure more people see this important piece and help her end the ...

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