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Iranian Americans urge dialogue, not war

In the wake of the Bush administration’s continued saber rattling against Iran, including its not-so-subtle threats to unleash U.S. bombing attacks against Iranian nuclear energy and military installations, a growing number of people and groups worldwide have called for diplomacy, not war, to resolve any disputes

The U.S. and repressive rule

According to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the “UN has it wrong: Africa’s problem is repressive rule.” Zimbabwe, Tanzania, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, and Niger are cited as examples in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer commentary by Claudia Rosett.

War, peace and the Greens of Germany

BERLIN — The color green is not usually associated with anger. A fair number of leaders of the Green political party in Germany lost their cool color and turned purple with rage last month. And they are still simmering.

When a terrorist is our terrorist

Recently, a 20-year-old American, Din Dona Thin, took an American Airlines flight from Miami to La Paz, Bolivia. She declared to Bolivian customs officials that she was bringing “cheese” into the country, but a search of her luggage turned up five boxes of ammunition, each box containing 100 .45-caliber bullets.


Mining black gold, and profits, from northern sands

Imagine for a moment that you’re an American oil executive. You’re pondering the prospects for the next big oil strike overseas — and dreaming of a place where the government is stable and compliant, the royalties are low and the environmental standards minimal. Is it just a dream? Not at all. Just look north to the tar sands of central Alberta, Canada.


Heeding the call of Elvira Arellano

LOS ANGELES — Elvira Arellano stepped completely out of the shadows last week, seeking to galvanize the immigrant rights movement into emergency action. At stake is the fate of the nation’s 12 million undocumented immigrant workers and their families.

Joint Party Statement on the August 20-21, 2007 Summit and the SPP

The August 20-21 Summit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Presidents George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón constitutes a grave threat to the democratic and social rights of the peoples of Canada, the United States and Mexico, to the national sovereignty of our respective countries, and to the cause of peace.

Déclaration conjointe de partis nord-américains

Le Sommet du 20 et du 21 août, constituent une grave menace pour les droits démocratiques et sociaux des peuples du Canada, des États-Unis et du Mexique, pour la souveraineté nationale de nos pays respectifs et pour la cause de la paix.

Declaring victory over Cuba blockade

How can we end U.S. assaults on Cuban sovereignty and independence? That question arose during this summer’s trip to Cuba with the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan. Since 1992, the New York-based group has fought the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba by organizing Americans to take humanitarian aid to the island.

EDITORIAL: Whats needed for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived in Jerusalem last week in his new role as envoy for the so-called Quartet of Middle East mediators — the UN, European Union, Russia and the United States.

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