MFlowers

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Date registered: December 12, 2012

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  1. Iran and Cuba – Is Diplomacy Working? — July 27, 2015
  2. US Colonization at Home and Abroad — July 20, 2015
  3. This is What the Next Revolution Could Look Like — July 12, 2015
  4. Racism: From South Carolina to the Dominican Republic and Beyond — June 29, 2015
  5. Baltimore’s Struggle for Economic, Racial and Social Justice — June 22, 2015

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Jul 27

Iran and Cuba – Is Diplomacy Working?

Two major diplomatic changes occurred recently between the US and Iran and Cuba. Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, UK, US + Germany) completed an agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear program. It is historic that the US and Iran engaged in diplomatic relations and that the sanctions against Iran will end. The agreement opens Iran …

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Jul 20

US Colonization at Home and Abroad

This week there are two groups in Washington, DC protesting colonialist policies being imposed on them by the US government. Apache Stronghold traveled across the country from Oak Flat in Arizona because there was a provision in the most recent version of the National Defense Authorization Act to give land including the sacred site of …

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Jul 12

This is What the Next Revolution Could Look Like

We speak with Debbie Bookchin and Blair Taylor, editors of “The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy,” which is a compilation of essays by the late Murray Bookchin. Bookchin ran the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont which describes itself as “a pioneer in the exploration of ecological approaches to food …

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Jun 29

Racism: From South Carolina to the Dominican Republic and Beyond

The recent massacre of nine people in a black church in Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist highlights the racist culture that is particularly prevalent in the South and has amplified the call for removal of symbols such as the Confederate flag. The attack demonstrates that institutionalized racism is not isolated to the police …

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Jun 22

Baltimore’s Struggle for Economic, Racial and Social Justice

In the wake of Freddie Gray’s murder by police, national attention has been focused on Baltimore. Residents of Baltimore have come together in unprecedented ways to protest police brutality and organize for longer term change. Police brutality and unjustified arrests have been problems in Baltimore for a long time stemming back to Mayor Martin O’Malley’s …

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Jun 05

Time for US to Get Out of Okinawa

Recently we met with a delegation of mayors from Okinawa who came to the United States because the US is building a very large military base in Henoko that will destroy ecologically sensitive areas and that is not wanted by the people of Okinawa. Through opinion polls, the election of politicians who are opposed to …

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May 13

Win for the People, Cooler Heads Prevailing?, US Press Dismiss Seymour Hersh

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A WIN FOR THE PEOPLE “Victory for Grassroots as Fast Track Goes Down in Crucial Senate Vote,” screams the headline at Common Dreams this morning.  Only one Democrat, Senator Carper of Delaware, voted with the Republicans to give President Obama “fast track” authority.  Carper will not be funded by the Democratic Party in his next …

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May 12

Obama Pressured to Answer for Torture, We must All be Conservatives, Inside the Billion Dollar Brain

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Obama Administration Faces Mounting Pressure To Answer For Torture   “The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to answer for its track record on torture after the relative calm that followed the release of the Senate torture report’s damning executive summary in December,” begins a piece by Ali Watkins this morning.  Because of a corrupt …

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May 11

Ready for Another War?, ‘Clinton Cash’ War Room, Monsanto Threatening Children

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WHO’S READY FOR ANOTHER WAR? “A top commander warned that Iran is ready for an all-out war with US, alleging that aggression against Tehran ‘will mobilize the Muslim world’ against it. The remarks follow Secretary of State John Kerry’s claims that military force was still an option,” begins a piece atRussia Today this morning. Americans …

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May 08

World Gone Mad, NSA Phone Surveillance Illegal, Marching On Mother’s Day

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A WORLD GONE MAD From Common Dreams we learn: “Thursday’s United Kingdom elections brought a surprise lurch to the right, with the Conservative Party seizing the majority of Parliamentary seats and Prime Minister David Cameron sweeping back to power with more muscle behind him this time.” “Cameron immediately signaled that he plans to oppose independence …

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