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24.05.2013

Obama Speech Appears To Expand Who Could Be Targeted By Drones

Obama Speech Appears To Expand Who Could Be Targeted By Drones

In a major policy speech on Thursday, President Obama defended the secret overseas drone war but said the United States cannot continue waging what he described as a boundless global war on terror. Obama’s comments came one day after Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed U.S. drone strikes had killed four… »

05.04.2013

From Prague to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: Is President Obama’s vision now achievable?

From Prague to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: Is President Obama’s vision now achievable?

Four years today, President Obama announced in Prague his vision and commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, reports on a number of anniversary actions, and asks whether this vision is still alive, and possible to achieve, or… »

05.04.2013

NATO country parliamentarians to Obama: Enact your vision of a world without nuclear weapons

A group of parliamentarians from NATO countries have addressed the US President Barack Obama with a letter supporting his efforts for global nuclear disarmament. The initiative was developed in Prague, before the fourth anniversary of Obama’s ground-breaking speech on nuclear disarmament from April 5, 2009, by Senator… »

13.02.2013

Obama – Nobel Peace Prize 2009: “We will maintain the best military the world has ever known”

Obama – Nobel Peace Prize 2009: “We will maintain the best military the world has ever known”

Being the President of the USA can’t be an easy job; being a president from an ethnic minority, someone from a community that has a long experience of poverty, violence and discrimination, must be even harder.  On one hand in order to succeed in xenophobic US politics you have to… »

22.01.2013

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

‘Drone War Will Trigger New Arms Race’

By Jaya Ramachandran The increasing resort to drones by President Barack Obama will over the long term usher in “a new arms race and lay the foundations for an international system that is increasingly violent, destabilized and polarized between those who have drones and those who are victims of them”,… »

21.12.2012

Obama vows action after online guns petitions

Obama vows action after online guns petitions

US President Barack Obama on Friday vowed to take action to stop gun violence in response to online petitions signed by more than 400,000 people after last week’s elementary school massacre. “In the days since the heart-breaking tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, hundreds of thousands of you, from all 50 states,… »

19.12.2012

Michael Moore’s Poetic Plea to Obama: “Dear Mr. President, Please Let Leonard Peltier Come Home”

Michael Moore’s Poetic Plea to Obama: “Dear Mr. President, Please Let Leonard Peltier Come Home”

Singers Harry Belafonte and Pete Seeger hosted the “Bring Leonard Peltier Home in 2012 Concert” at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Friday to raise awareness of Peltier’s 37-year ordeal and plea for executive clemency from President Obama. Peltier is the Native American activist and former member of… »

15.12.2012

Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.

Immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.

We petition the obama administration to: The goal of this petition is to force the Obama Administration to produce legislation that limits access to guns. While a national dialogue is critical, laws are the only means in which we can reduce the number of people murdered in gun related deaths. »

08.12.2012

The Obama Second Term: Business as Usual or a 21ST Century Lincoln?

The Obama Second Term: Business as Usual or a 21ST Century Lincoln?

By Jayantha Dhanapala* The US Presidential Inauguration ceremony will be held in Washington DC on Monday, January 21, 2013.The official theme for the 2013 inauguration is “Faith in America’s Future”. For many Americans, and indeed for many international observers, that faith is in desperate need of reaffirmation not only because… »

15.11.2012

Noam Chomsky on Gaza, and the 2 Positives of Election 2012: The Worst Didn’t Happen — and It’s Over

Noam Chomsky on Gaza, and the 2 Positives of Election 2012: The Worst Didn’t Happen — and It’s Over

World-renowned political dissident, linguist, author and MIT professor Noam Chomsky joins us to discuss his recent trip to the Gaza Strip, where he publicly called on Israel to put an end to the blockade on the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave. “[Gaza] is a lesson for people from the West,” Chomsky says. »

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