Iran in the Middle

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“The situation of Iran is best seen on a map. On one side is Iraq, with which they fought a long and bloody war, now in transition and still with thousands of American troops and military bases. On the other side is Afghanistan with a war raging between American forces and the Taliban. Less than 800 miles away at the nearest point is nuclear-armed, paranoid Israel vigorously promoting a war between Iran and the United States….”

Author: Peter G. Cohen, artist and activist, author of the website www.nukefreeworld.com
Published in: Fort Mill Times in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and at Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/)
Date: February 27, 2010

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What Every Citizen Should Now Know About Nukes

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“Nuclear terrorism and the possibility of a nuclear weapon unleashed in any city present the greatest potential threat to US security, public health and the economy. Current and future US nuclear policy will be presented March 1st when President Obama is scheduled to release the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as mandated by congress. This follows the recent Quadrennial Review of the Department of Defense strategy and priorities.

The NPR outlines to our allies and the world the US position on the role nuclear weapons play in our security….”

Author: Robert Dodge, M.D., Board Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles, Peace and Security Ambassador – PSRLA, and Board Member, Beyond War
Published in: Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/)
Date: February 20, 2010

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Haiti Disaster Highlights Need for New International Convention on “Looting”

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“When desperate Haitian earthquake victims have tried to save themselves or rescue others by looking for resources needed to survive in the collapsed buildings of Port-au-Prince, they are often branded “looters.” New Orleans residents in dire need after Hurricane Katrina were similarly condemned.
The mass media has been blamed for how the actions of these survivors are described, but the common use of the term “looter” points to another need….”

Author: Beckey Sukovaty, certified mediator and adjunct faculty member at Portland State University’s Conflict Resolution Program
Published in: Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/), in the News-Democrat Leader from Logan County, Kentucky (at http://www.newsdemocratleader.com/), and in the Cap Times in Madison, Wisconsin (at http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/ )
Date: February 4, 5 and 13, 2010

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Preserving the Golden Rule as a Piece of Anti-Nuclear History

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“The Golden Rule is in danger. No, not the famed ethical code — though proponents of selfishness certainly have ignored it — but a thirty-foot sailing ship of the same name that rose to prominence about half a century ago.
The remarkable story of the Golden Rule began in the late 1950s, as the world public grew increasingly concerned about preparations for nuclear war. In the United States, the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) was launched in November 1957….”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor of History at the State University of New York/Albany
Published in: Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/)
Date: February 9, 2010

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We Won’t Sentence a Corporation to the Death Penalty

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“But we do collectively sentence other ‘legal persons’ to death. According to Amnesty International, there are as many as 3,300 inmates on death row in the United States alone, as of today; mostly male; many with mental illnesses; many abused as children; many guilty of the accused crimes; many innocent among them.
In Maryland itself, each death penalty case costs the state taxpayers three million dollars. Even with these numbers and considerations, only 15 states have abolished capital punishment, showing that contrary to rhetoric against conservatives, Americans do care about something other than money and profits: we care about protecting our moral standards first. Still, why is this topic so controversial to so many?…”

Author: Stephanie Van Hook, Conflict Resolution graduate, former Peace Corps volunteer, and Board member of the Oregon Peace Institute
Published in: Huntington News Network in West Virginia (home page: http://www.huntingtonnews.net/; this piece here)
Date: February 7, 2010

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