Conscience and Consciousness

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:07 am
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With uncommon courage and conviction, notable peacemakers, including Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Daniel Berrigan, Philip Berrigan, Helen Caldicott, Glenn Paige, Bell Hooks, Mairead McGuire, Antonio C. S. Rosa, Dalai Lama, Daisaku Ikeda, and scores of others, modeled “conscience” as a way-of-life, accepting the quest for peace must be nurtured and sustained with the totality of one’s being . . . each breath an affirmation of commitment.
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A partir de su caracterización inicial los autores advierten sobre la necesidad de evitar caer en la trampa maniquea que obliga a optar entre la continuidad del progresismo o la restauración neoliberal, trampa que, según ellos, “oculta un chantaje orientado a propiciar un artificial cierre de filas detrás de los líderes y partidos del progresismo”.
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23 septiembre 2016 - La importancia de la Alianza del Pacífico fue destacada por el analista y economista Jorge González Izquierdo, quien dijo a la AFP que este bloque en lo político “es un contrapeso al grupo que quiso formar el presidente Hugo Chávez de Venezuela”,en alusión a la Alianza Bolivariana para las Américas (ALBA),integrada por Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, San Vicente y Las Granadinas y Antigua y Barbuda.
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Ce faisant, le Washington Post a réalisé un exploit ignominieux dans l’histoire des médias US : être le premier journal à avoir explicitement demandé des poursuites pénales contre sa propre source – sur le dos de qui le journal a remporté et accepté avec empressement un Prix Pulitzer du Service Public. Mais encore plus stupéfiant que cet acte de trahison journalistique contre la propre source du journal sont les arguments avancés pour le justifier.
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Uma história que ultrapassava a de "um Jason Bourne ou de um James Bond" e que o jornalista Luke Harding transformou no romance não ficcionado "Os ficheiros Snowden – A história secreta do homem mais procurado do mundo”. O livro inspirou "Snowden", o filme de Oliver Stone. Em entrevista à Renascença.
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18 Sep 2016 - Es conocido el bullyng, es decir, el acoso político y social que están sufriendo de manera persistente el PT, Lula y la expresidenta Dilma Rousseff. Una cosa es reconocer que hubo corrupción y errores políticos del PT y otra cosa es atribuir casi exclusivamente tales hechos y más a la crisis actual, al PT y a la expresidenta.

34 Years after the Beirut Sabra-Shatila Massacre

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:01 am
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What followed were nearly three days of slaughter , rape and dismemberment of the civilian population, men, women and children as the Christian militia penetrated the camp and conducted a frenzied, partly drug fueled, killing spree slaughtering an estimated 1, 800 to 3,500. The carnage was aided by Israeli forces that surrounded Shatila, lighted the night sky with flares turning the night into day, provided heavy equipment to bury and hide bodies, communicated with the Phalange terrorists and blocked camp residents from fleeing Shatila during the carnage while ushering reinforcement killer militia inside.
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21 Sep 2016 - The 71st United Nations General Assembly convened this week beneath the shadow of a series of global crises that threaten to throw humanity into a new world war. Obama’s proclamation that the “shadow of nuclear Armageddon” has passed flies in the face of his own $1 trillion nuclear rearmament program.
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6 Sep 2016 -Evidence of the esteem in which crystals were held can be found in a "remarkable set" of 'crystal weapons' found in the megalithic tombs of southwestern Spain. At the site of Valencina de la Concepcion, archaeologists have uncovered crystal arrowheads, an exquisite dagger blade, and cores used for creating the artifacts that date to the 3rd millennium BCE.
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21 set 2016 - Por trás de um ovo frito, cozido ou mexido, existe uma indústria que tritura cerca de 90 milhões de pintinhos vivos todos os anos, somente no Brasil. Esses animais, com poucas horas de vida, são ‘descartados’ dessa forma cruel, pois são machos e não botam ovos.

O Palestine

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:00 am
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Your sisters stayed in their palaces
With golden chains and shameless lies
Some grinned and aided criminals...

Mahatma Gandhi (2 Oct 1869 – 30 Jan 1948)

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:00 am
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’ (meaning ‘Great Soul’) was born into a Hindu Modh family. His father was the Chief Minister of Porbandar, and his mother’s religious devotion meant that his upbringing was infused with the Jain pacifist teachings of mutual tolerance, non-injury/killing of living beings (ahimsa), and vegetarianism.

Time for Delivery of Food and Water Bombs by Drone?

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:00 am
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24 Sep 2016 - Voluminous Thinking to Complement the Lateral Thinking of the International Community - Media coverage of the dramatic humanitarian situation in Aleppo repeatedly makes the case for the inability of trucks with remedial food supplies to get through safely to the areas most in need.
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Citizens o the world have been actively concerned with the issues of migrants, refugees, the «stateless» and those displaced by armed conflicts within their own country. Thus we welcome the spirit of the Summit Declaration with its emphasis on cooperative action, a humane sense of sharing the responsibilities for refugees and migrants and on seeking root causes of migration and refugee flows.
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21 Sep 2016 - It is a custom-made warship without guns, pimped out with bigger engines and a long-distance fuel tank. Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd have a brand new, $12 million custom-built ship they boast will for the first time match the speed and endurance of Japan's whaling fleet.
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23 Sep 2016 - Germany has released the joint military policy paper of German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and her French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian: “Renewing the Joint Security and Defence Policy: Toward a comprehensive, realistic and reliable defence in the EU.” Under conditions of a deep social and political crisis in Europe and growing conflict between the major powers internationally, Berlin and Paris are rapidly pushing forward the militarisation of the continent.
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20 Sep 2016 - First, they come for your identity. Then, they come for your God. Rakhine state government officials are moving to demolish more than 3,000 allegedly illegal buildings, which include 12 mosques, 35 Muslim religious schools, and more than 2,500 houses and other structures.
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The book offers much more than just a report of a five-month journey around her homeland (for long time seen as the repository of all her resentment); it brings a new perspective of Nigeria itself, offering the portrait of a Country whose beauty and variety become evident. Talking about the past, mentioning unsolved conflict, honestly showing the reader the present challenges and imagining a future for Africa’s most populous Country.

Fasting for Peace and Spirituality

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:00 am
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People fast for religious reasons -- to attain spiritual strength and peace. They also fast as a means of protest against injustice or wrong policies of the government especially in India. Fasting as a political instrument or as a religious belief has been going on for centuries in the world. We must understand and sympathize with it and occasionally adopt it to cleanse our bodies.

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