India’s Shame, and the World’s

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MelGurtov
“A democracy is supposed to have the advantage of affording people of any social class, gender, or religious or ethnic group the opportunity to advance. In contrast with authoritarian political orders, democracies should be superior in their openness to change, to everyone’s participation in politics, and to equality before the law. In a word, democracies are based on the politics of hope and the virtues of transparency. Or so the theory goes.”

Author: Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/peacevoice/
Date: April 23,2015

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A day for Our Mother Earth

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TomH
“How many holidays do we have? MLK Day in January, Valentines Day in February, Easter in March or April, Earth Day in April, Memorial Day in May, and so forth. Of those few examples, two were declared in my adulthood. New holidays take time to catch on and embed themselves in the culture. They can stray from their roots. Christmas is for consumerism. Veterans Day is to promote war. Thanksgiving is for football.”

Author: Tom H. Hastings
Published in: Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/04/19/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
The Creole http://www.thecreole.com/?p=37012
Potau Daily News http://www.poteaudailynews.com/content/tom-hastings-day-our-mother-earth
The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/tom-hastings-a-holiday-not-likely-to-be-hijacked/article_2613589d-3cba-579b-ba52-2371c1663c22.html
The Univeristy Star http://star.txstate.edu/node/3947
Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/21/earth-day-day-mother-earth/
Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/
The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/21/happy-earth-day-42215/
The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/a_day_for_our_mother_earth/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/111403
Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/eedition/page-a/page_a4c67c3e-c253-50a0-bbc7-0f76c7e04e0d.html
Hutchinson Leader http://www.crowrivermedia.com/hutchinsonleader/news/opinion/commentary-a-day-for-our-mother-earth/article_3d243813-af2d-51ad-bd60-61b54931d843.html?mode=print
Agri-View http://www.agriview.com/news/opinion/columns/a-day-for-our-mother-earth/article_55c05595-b5c6-59d0-bb60-d177afc5f1f3.html
Date: April 19,21,22,2015

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1040 For Peace

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JackPayden
“In the fiscal calendar this is Tax Time. In my church calendar it is the season of Easter, the holiest time of the year for all Christians. For my Jewish brothers and sisters it is Passover season. By my garden’s reckoning it is Spring.”

Author: Jack Payden-Travers
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/12/tax-form-1040-peace/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/110830
Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2015/04/13/essay-1040-for-peace/
The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/peace/
Jack Payden Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jack.paydentravers/posts/10200348116902172?fref=nf, National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund https://www.facebook.com/NationalCampaignForAPeaceTaxFund/posts/924860180893259
The Lynchburg News & Advance http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/letters-to-the-editor-for-wednesday-april/article_073c8940-e2de-11e4-a18c-078b55f51e43.html
Date: April 12,13,15,2015

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In Solidarity with Chinese Brides Activists

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lfinley
“I write this having just returned from a nonviolent protest in which I wore my bridal gown smeared with fake blood. How ironic that it was exactly that type of action that led to the arrest and now 38 day imprisonment of five Chinese domestic violence and human rights activists.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/12/solidarity-chinese-activists/
Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/110836
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/15/divorce-in-china-41515/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/in_solidarity_with_chinese_brides_activists/

Date: April 12,15,16,2015

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Taxes and the End of the Nuclear Age

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robert_dodge
“Following the arrival of spring each year, our nation renews its commitment to our priorities on Tax Day, April 15th, from education to health care, infrastructure and national defense. Included among these expenditures are nuclear weapons programs—weapons that can not and must not ever be used.”

Author: Robert F. Dodge, M.D.
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/04/11/tax-day-end-nuclear-age/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/04/12/taxes-and-the-end-of-the-nuclear-age/
Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/taxes-and-the-end-of-the-nuclear-age.html
Ventura County Star http://www.vcstar.com/opinion/columnists/robert-dodge-taxes-sanity-and-the-end-of-the-nuclear-age_90523767
Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/04/13/taxes-and-end-nuclear-age
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation https://www.wagingpeace.org/taxes-and-the-end-of-the-nuclear-age/
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/04/56-billion-to-be-spent-on-nuclear-weapons-this-year/
The Creole http://www.thecreole.com/?p=36832
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/04/15/must-never-be-used-41515/
Date: April 11,12,13,15,16,2015
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