The wrong priorities: Shifting spending on violence

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DavidRaglan
“In the lead-up to the grand jury outcome in the Michael Brown murder the St. Louis and Ferguson-area police have ramped up their preparation- with stockpiles of more weapons and rhetoric that contributes to the public frenzy.”

Author: David J. Ragland
Published in: The Portland Alliance http://www.theportlandalliance.org/peacevoice/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/11/20/wrong-priorities-shifting-spending-violence/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/21/shifting-spending-on-violence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=shifting-spending-on-violence, Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/11/21/david-ragland-fueling-fire-ferguson/19335555/, Common Dreams http://commondreams.org/views/2014/11/21/wrong-priorities-ferguson-and-beyond-we-must-invest-communities-not-violence, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/11/19/ferguson-reliving-reversing-violent-self-fulfilling-prophesy/
Date: November 19,20,21,2014

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Vengeance is Obsolete

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Winslow Myers
“Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks on the tragic occasion of the deaths of three Israeli teens at the hands of Palestinians reverberate further than he might think. Understanding their implications is key to what the late Jonathan Schell called “the fate of the earth.””

Author: Winslow Myers
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/11/20/vengeance-obsolete/, Winslow Myers Blog http://winslowmyersopeds.blogspot.com/, Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2014/11/21/essay-vengeance-is-obsolete/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/21/vengeance-is-obsolete/, Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/11/21/winslow-myers-vengeance-obsolete/19336889/
Date: November 20,21,2014

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Commemorate Universal Children’s Day: End Child Labor

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lfinley
“November 20 is Universal Children’s Day, a day devoted to observing the welfare of the world’s children. Unfortunately, in the U.S and elsewhere, children are still denied fundamental human rights. Children worldwide suffer from corporal punishment in homes and schools, are denied access to schooling, are forced to join violent militias, and a endure a host of other atrocities that clearly violate the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and other international human rights treaties. One issue that has received attention in the past few months is that of child labor.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: The Daily Cardinal http://host.madison.com/daily-cardinal/letter-to-the-editor-celebrate-universal-children-s-day-end/article_64d64668-6fac-11e4-9680-130768d2e1f6.html, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/27570-commemorate-universal-children-s-day-end-child-labor, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/11/19/commemorate-universal-childrens-day-end-child-labor/, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/101209, Muscatine Journal http://muscatinejournal.com/news/opinion/columns/we-need-hire-standards-for-children/article_9037c55d-c49e-5337-91ae-b087b1eda23a.html, The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/laura-finley-commemorate-universal-children-s-day-end-child-labor/article_14973ebf-0c45-5c73-9c6c-1077e17d14ef.html, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/commemorate_universal_childrens_day_end_child_labor/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/19/end-child-labor/, The International News http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-285568-End-child-labour, Mineral Wells Texas http://www.mineralwellsindex.com/opinion/commentary-commemorate-universal-children-s-day-end-child-labor/article_63a7f39e-7048-11e4-ba4e-0bd6677f99ce.html
Date: November 18,19,20,2014

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ISIS, Ebola, Ferguson (nukes?)

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patrick_hiller1
“Did you notice? Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel just announced plans to massively “upgrade” the US nuclear arsenal. It might have been swallowed by other breaking and ongoing news: ISIS and another beheading, Ebola, Ferguson, or the historic comet landing of Philae – at least one positive story. In addition to local news, stories in my own community of Hood River, Oregon include the transport of coal and construction of coal terminals, blast zone determination for oil trains, or the legacy of the Hanford nuclear production complex, which was part of the Manhattan Project.”

Author: Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/11/18/patrick-hiller-nuclear-disarmament-less-vital-today/19216489/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/18/isis-ebola-ferguson/, Press Tv http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/20/386709/nukes-isis-ebola-and-ferguson/, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/101198, The Cap Times http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/patrick-t-hiller-don-t-modernize-nukes-eliminate-them/article_8168fbd0-4221-54e9-b48b-6120bb94f7b9.html, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/11/19/isis-ebola-ferguson-nukes/, Nuclear Age Peace http://www.wagingpeace.org/isis-ebola-ferguson/, Grass Roots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2014/11/20/isis-ebola-ferguson-nukes/, The Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/site/isis_ebola_ferguson_nukes/
Date: November 17,18,19,20,2014

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Do Wars Really Defend America’s Freedom?

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LawrenceWittner
“U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America’s wars have defended America’s freedom. But the historical record doesn’t bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/11/17/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom, History News Network http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/157574, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/17/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom/, Wars is a Crime http://warisacrime.org/content/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom, AntiWar.com http://original.antiwar.com/lawrence-wittner/2014/11/16/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom/, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/27523-do-wars-really-defend-america-s-freedom, Lehigh Valley Vanguard http://www.lehighvalleyvanguard.org/#!Lawrence-Wittner-Do-Wars-Really-Defend-Americas-Freedom/cmbz/80D6EB68-1E19-4899-92E3-856B90116322, World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/wars-really-defend-americas-freedom/, The News on Time http://thenewsontime.com/2014/11/17/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom/, Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/101122, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/november/17/do-wars-really-defend-americas-freedom/
Date: November 16,17,18,2014

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