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Prayers for victims of persecution in Iraq


Bishop Moth calls for prayers for victims of persecution in Iraq  http://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/news/ViewPost.aspx?ID=938   Cached  In a pastoral letter the Bishop of the Forces is calling for an end to the persecution of Christians and all minority groups in Iraq. « Back to … Continue reading

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Three Reasons for Hope in a World of Terror


Three Reasons for Hope in a World of Terror Forward It’s not been a happy, happy, happy week in Washington. National leaders usually try to cool the rhetoric so we don’t panic. Not these past few days. They’re saying things … Continue reading

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Is the Peace Movement A Minority Again?


The Peace Movement A Minority Again by Tom Hayden  Suddenly the American peace movement is back to the status of a prophetic minority. That’s putting the best cast on the fact that 54 percent of the American public supports air … Continue reading

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The Growing Power of the Green Regions


   by T. Hayden Governor Jerry Brown will play a pivotal role in the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23 as he encourages the growth of a virtual Green Bloc of regions committed to serious fossil fuel reductions during … Continue reading

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We Don’t Negotiate with Terrorists? Since when and Why?


Dumbest Policy Ever: We Don’t Negotiate with Terrorists  by Tom Hayden This is the policy of officials who are simply wound too tight. It’s not even true, it justifies high-risk daredevil raids, and leaves hostages like James Foley dead. At least … Continue reading

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“Men Explain Things to Me — Facts Didn’t Get in Their Way “


Best of TomDispatch: Rebecca Solnit, The Archipelago of Arrogance [Note for TomDispatch Readers: This has been a little crazy. In late May, we published our third Dispatch book (with Haymarket Books), Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me. Three months … Continue reading

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Senate Trio Supports Strong Policies to Fight Drug Resistance by Requiring Reductions in Antibiotics Usage


Featured Stories Senate Trio Supports Strong Policies to Fight Drug Resistance In a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called for tougher action by the … Continue reading

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Social Media (i.e. Facebook and Twitter Users) and the ‘Spiral of Silence’


Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ BY KEITH HAMPTON, LEE RAINIE, WEIXU LU, MARIA DWYER, INYOUNG SHIN AND KRISTEN PURCELL from: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/08/26/social-media-and-the-spiral-of-silence/ Summary of Findings A major insight into human behavior from pre-internet era studies of communication is the tendency … Continue reading

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Self Censorship: How Often and Why


Self Censorship: How Often and Why Journalists Avoiding The News from: http://www.people-press.org/2000/04/30/self-censorship-how-often-and-why/2/ Introduction and Summary A Survey of Journalists in Association with Columbia Journalism Review Self-censorship is commonplace in the news media today, according to a survey of nearly 300 journalists … Continue reading

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This is why Abhor Self-Censorship Most of the time–even on Facebook and on Twitter


“Censorship and self-censorship act together in this society to ensure that independent thinking and creativity cannot exist without bowing to authority. More often than not, self-censoring and the so-called threats related to it, are based on a memory or a … Continue reading

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