Who Are the Nuclear Scofflaws?

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LawrenceWittner
“Given all the frothing by hawkish U.S. Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since 1970, is a treaty in which the non-nuclear nations agreed to forgo developing nuclear weapons and the nuclear nations agreed to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons. It also granted nations the right to develop peaceful nuclear power. The current negotiations in which Iran is engaged with other nations are merely designed to guarantee that Iran, which signed the NPT, does not cross the line from developing nuclear power to developing nuclear weapons.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
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On “Real Women”

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lfinley
“I am an unreal woman, evidently. A fake, a fraud, an alien-woman of sorts. At least that’s what I keep hearing and reading. Because evidently, real women have “curves,” “back fat,” “bass,” and “booty.” Real women struggle to lose weight after childbirth. They have droopy bits and wrinkles, so I am told.

I am 42 years old. I am 5’10 and weigh 110 pounds. I do not have an eating disorder, I am just naturally tall and thin, I eat generally healthy foods, and I am a lifelong runner who paid for most of my college by competing in Division 1 track and cross country. I lost all the weight I gained with my healthy (7.1 pounds, 20 inch) baby within one week of delivery. According to popular culture, this makes me not “real” at best, and, if you listen to popular music, it might make me a “silicone Barbie doll” or a “skinny bitch.””

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/109212, The Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/03/23/laura-finley-women-real-just/70351712/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/25/real-women/, The sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/03/25/not-actually-real-32515/, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/03/28/on-real-women/, Prensa del Mundo http://espana.prensadelmundo.net/ver_prensaescrita.php?diario=www.ledger-dispatch.com
Date: March 21,23,25,28,2015

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Great Speech in Selma, Mr. President!

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Winslow Myers
“Very stirring and eloquent words at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Mr. President, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march.

“What they did here will reverberate through the ages. Not because the change they won was preordained; not because their victory was complete; but because they proved that nonviolent change is possible, that love and hope can conquer hate.””

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/15/great-speech-selma-mr-president/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/2015/03/great-speech-in-selma-mr-president.html, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/108672, SoutCoast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150319/OPINION/150319391/101230/NEWS0301, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/great_speech_in_selma_mr._president/, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/03/17/stirring-eloquent-words-31815/
Date: March 9,14,15,17,19,2015

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Questioning the Second Amendment

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KennethRoberts
“I have a few questions for those who, including some members of the Supreme Court, honestly believe that the Second Amendment was written (10 years after the end of the Revolutionary War) to give the people the right to own and carry guns in our neighborhoods, at public events, and in public places.”

Author: Kenneth Roberts
Published in: Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/29673-questioning-the-second-amendment, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/15/questioning-second-amendment/, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/questioning_the_second_amendment/, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/03/16/questioning-the-second-amendment/
Date: March 15,16,18,2015

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Iran and the Memory Hole

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Arnold Oliver
“Although Israeli Prime Minister Netenyahu in his speech to Congress painted Iran as a threat to peace, he left out important details concerning the relationship between Iran and the West. There is considerably more to the story.”

Author: Arnold J. Oliver
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/03/08/israeli-prime-minister-netenyahu-iran-memory-hole/, Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/03/06/arnold-oliver-iran-memory-hole/24497259/, Informed Comment http://www.juancole.com/2015/03/americas-memory-hole.html, South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150308/OPINION/150309531/-1/RSS777?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+neediest-families-fund+%28New+Bedford+Neediest+Families+Fund%29, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/03/06/iran-and-the-memory-hole/, Herald Independent http://www.heraldindependent.com/news/editorial/152260567/Iran-and-the-Memory-Hole, Truth Out http://truth-out.org/speakout/item/29536-iran-and-the-memory-hole, The Times of Earth http://www.timesofearth.com/features-views-analysis/iran-and-the-memory-hole.html
Date: March 6,7,8,9,10,2015

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