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19.09.2013

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

Obama Urges Congressional Response After Latest Mass Shooting

President Obama is calling on Congress to revisit gun control legislation in the aftermath of Monday’s shooting rampage at a naval base in Washington, D.C., that left 13 people dead, including the gunman. Speaking to the Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Obama said the spate of mass shootings in the United… »

19.09.2013

NYC Activists Mark 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

NYC Activists Mark 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Events are planned in New York City today to mark the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. On September 17, 2011, thousands of people marched on the financial district, then formed an encampment in Zuccotti Park, launching a movement that shifted the conversation on economic inequality. At an event… »

19.09.2013

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

Mutual Interests Could Aid U.S.-Iran Détente

By Jasmin Ramsey Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is slotted to meet with his British counterpart William Hague at the U.N. General Assembly later this month. Credit: UN Photo/Kate Schafer WASHINGTON, Sep 17 2013 (IPS) – In the wake of a renewed diplomatic push on… »

16.09.2013

A Tale of Two Cities and Immigrant New York

[clear] Arturo-Ignacio Sánchez Originally published in QueensLatino.com The electoral phenomenon is a perfect storm. De Blasio’s neo-populist campaign message, of a tale of two cities, resonated with New Yorkers. Massive and growing economic inequalities – which are fracturing New York’s social fabric – have emerged as a political… »

14.09.2013

Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11

Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11

As President Barack Obama’s attack on Syria appears to have been delayed for the moment, it is remarkable that Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting, on Sept. 11, with one of his predecessors, Henry Kissinger, reportedly to discuss strategy on forthcoming negotiations on Syria with Russian officials. The Kerry-Kissinger… »

14.09.2013

Putin lectures Obama from home ground!

Putin lectures Obama from home ground!

Vladimir V. Putin, the president of Russia, lectured the USA government and people in an open letter –  billed as an Contributor’s Op. Ed. – to the New York Times September 11, 2013. Titled: A Plea for Caution From Russia, the letter caused something of an uproar in… »

09.09.2013

Humanist Party: Ceremony/Vigil for a Nonviolent Solution & Against a Possible US Military Strike in Syria

Humanist Party: Ceremony/Vigil for a Nonviolent Solution & Against a Possible US Military Strike in Syria

Just before President Obama deliver his speech TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7 PM 46th Street & Queens Blvd under the arch, Sunnyside, Queens New York City Humanist Party   >> No to military attacks on Syria by any country >> We request the creation… »

07.09.2013

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

The sunset in Manhattan this evening was an exquisite show of lights and colors, mirrored in the skyscrapers’ glass. Pink and baby-blue rapidly become orange and after a few more blinks the whole sky is dark blue. The towers on Central Park South and all around Columbus Circle… »

04.09.2013

Obama Pushes for Congressional Approval to Attack Syria; Syrian Refugees Top 2 Million

Obama Pushes for Congressional Approval to Attack Syria; Syrian Refugees Top 2 Million

The Obama administration is gaining ground in its bid to win congressional approval before launching a military strike on Syria. Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain met with Obama on Monday, along with fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. After the meeting, McCain told reporters he believes a… »

27.08.2013

Brzezinski: Syria strategy is “a well-kept secret”

Brzezinski: Syria strategy is “a well-kept secret”

Deutsche Welle, Press Release The interview in full length is available at: http://www.dw.de/brzezinski-syria-strategy-is-a-well-kept-secret/a-1704580 In a DW interview, former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski denounces what appears to be imminent military action against the Assad regime and says the Obama administration lacks a strategy for the region. Asked… »

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