Peace Cannot Be Achieved When the State Executes Innocent Men

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“Almost three years ago, the state of Georgia likely executed an innocent man. Despite no physical evidence connecting Troy Davis to the August 19, 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia, despite the fact that numerous witnesses implicated Sylvester “Redd” Coles, who was the individual to accuse Davis of the murder, despite the fact that police never seriously investigated Coles as a suspect, and despite the fact that seven of nine state trial witnesses later recanted or changed their stories, the state of Georgia went ahead with the execution of Troy Davis on September 21, 2011…the International Day of Peace, no less. While there are so many issues with the death penalty, in light of the upcoming anniversary of Georgia’s murder of Troy Davis, I am focusing this piece on issues of innocence, which are, of course, generally coupled with police and prosecutorial failings.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/95562, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/18/peace-cannot-be-achieved-when-the-state-executes-innocent-men/
Date: September 17,18,2014

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Air Force Launches Cosmetic Fixes for “Self-Inflicted Rot” in Nuclear Missile Crews

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JohnLaForge
“After a string of what the Secretary of the Air Force called “systemic” violations of nuclear weapons procedures, the service has moved to address what one internal email called “rot” in the nuclear missile corps.”

Author: John LaForge
Published in: Duluth Reader http://duluthreader.com/articles/2014/09/11/4044_air_force_launches_cosmetic_fixes_for_self, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/18/the-self-inflicted-rot-in-nuclear-missile-crews/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-self-inflicted-rot-in-nuclear-missile-crews, The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/laforge/
Date: September 17,18,2014

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Combating Plagues

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Winslow Myers
“I wrote my Senator, Angus King, to register my judgment that further military American intervention in the Middle East was a catastrophic mistake. His response was measured and thoughtful. Principles which will guide his future votes on policy include: “there must be a vital national interest to justify any intervention; specific goals must be established; any action we take should be as one component of a coalition strategy whereby other nations, particularly those in the region, are actively involved and supportive; no commitment of ground combat forces; and the establishment of an open and inclusive government in Iraq that unites the country’s diverse ethnic and religious communities.””

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: The Daily Star, The Times of Trenton, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/09/17/campaigns-of-obliteration-91714/, Winslow Myers Op-Eds http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/
Date: September 17,2014

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Survival

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Winslow Myers
“The way the United States has chosen to approach the chaos of the Middle East has far more frightening implications than we think, especially in terms of the world our children will inherit. If we are honest about how our adversaries perceive us, we will have to admit that there is a grand cycle of violence and insult operating, in which we ourselves are implicated up to our necks.”

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/myers/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/2014/09/survival.html, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/15/survival-chaos-middle-east/, The Daily Cardinal http://host.madison.com/daily-cardinal/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-u-s-involvement-in-middle-east/article_f8f33078-3d5b-11e4-aa4e-a3224e85141e.html, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/26260-survival
Date: September 14,15,17, 2014

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Nationalist Illusions

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LawrenceWittner
“After thousands of years of bloody wars among contending tribes, regions, and nations, is it finally possible to dispense with the chauvinist ideas of the past?”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/09/14/nationalist-illusions/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/09/15/nationalist-illusions/, War is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/nationalist-illusions, Pagadosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/26774/ESSAY:_Nationalist_Illusions/, Press TV http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/16/378907/us-empire-and-nationalist-illusions/, Daily Kos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329879/-Nationalist-Illusions#, Baltimore Nonviolence Center http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/2014/09/us-empire-and-nationalist-illusions.html, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/26239-nationalist-illusions
Date: September 14,15,16,2014

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