“Americans from all across our great country and all walks of life are drawn to the Peace Corps by a spirit of service and a passion for helping others,” - Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The Peace Corps today released the 2013 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country.
Oregon ranked No. 4 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita, with 5.2 volunteers currently serving worldwide per 100,000 residents.
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
Muslims also love and revere Jesus as one of God's greatest messengers to mankind...
(WASHINGTON, DC) - “Behold! The angels said: ‘O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him. His name will be Jesus Christ, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and in (the company of) those nearest to God.’”
Before searching for this quote in the New Testament, you might first ask your Muslim co-worker, friend or neighbor for a copy of the Quran, Islam’s revealed text. The quote is from verse 45 of chapter 3 in the Quran.
Includes the transcript of Dr. Gupta's CNN interview.
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - Is Lynn Webster, MD one of the leading specialists in the U.S. on pain -- or is he truly "Dr. Death" as he was called in a CNN interview?
On December 7, 2013 Sanjay Gupta, MD aired a segment on CNN regarding the prescription drug overdose epidemic. In the CNN program the husband of a woman who died while being treated at Lynn Webster, MD's clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah contributed to the story by interview.
And there’s more to come. In January 2014 Israel can look forward to new EU guidelines banning the funding of projects linked to the Jews-only colonies in the occupied West Bank and the illegally annexed Arab East Jerusalem.
(LONDON Redress News & Analysis) - It’s been yet another bad week for Israel. First, its loyal poodle Britain fired its first-ever warning shot, signalling that it may have just about had enough of the apartheid state’s deceptions and violations of international law.
And now, the Zionist entity has got into a diplomatic row with Romania, which has told Tel Aviv that it will not allow Romanian construction workers to be employed in the illegal, Jews-only colonies in the occupied West Bank, Israel’s military radio reported on 10 December.
Joins Colorado and Washington in Allowing Government, Rather than Criminals, To Control and Profit from Trade.
(MONTEVIDEO) - A bill that would legalize and regulate marijuana, putting it under strict governmental control, passed the Uruguayan Senate today after passing the lower house of parliament in July.
President Jose Mujica, who proposed the bill as part of a crime-fighting package, has said that trafficking of any drug is usually more harmful than the drug itself, and will sign it in the next few days.
We also extend our deep sorrow and condolences to President Nelson Mandela’s family at this difficult time...
(WASHINGTON, DC) - On 05th of December 2013, the world heard with sadness news that South Africa, and Africa as a whole, lost its greatest son, President Nelson Mandela. President Mandela will always be a giant icon for peace, unity and reconciliation.
He helped drag South Africa from the shackles of racist apartheid and pushed it onto a path of peace and reconciliation.
The rumor has been confirmed, they will be freed under the amnesty bill by the Kremlin to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary.
(SALEM, Ore.) - Two members of Pussy Riot, the punk protest group in Russia, have been imprisoned since March 3, 2012. There were 11 women in the group originally, all between 20 and 33 years old.
They broke the law by staging performances in unusual public locations, "provocative" and unauthorized performances, to get the attention of the public and the world. They chose several themes that drew the ire of government and Church officials.
“And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
(MIAMI) - Authenticity is one of the most important qualities to teach young people.
To be truly who you are, to be comfortable in your own skin and to walk your talk, is essential to not just personal happiness but is also requisite for building a better, more just and humane world. Unfortunately, teaching authenticity is challenging in a society that is dominated by hypocrisy.
Salem Art Association is located at 600 Mission Street SE in Salem, Oregon.
(SALEM) - Known for operating and hosting the annual Salem Art Fair & Festival, the Salem Art Association (SAA) is a 92-year-old 501c3 non-profit arts organization committed to harnessing the power of the arts to enhance creativity, improve lives, and foster a more vibrant and connected community.
SAA offers three programs including the historic Bush House Museum, The Bush Barn Art Center’s three contemporary art galleries and the Community Arts Education (CAE) program...
American and Israeli journalist discuss political and military realities on the day of the year targeted for human rights...
(ST AUGUSTINE) - Tim King was a featured guest on the Barry Chamish Radio Program last Tuesday, 04 December 2013. The program was unique and interesting and didn't take long to move into very controversial territory.
An Israeli military vet, Barry Chamish has been called Israel's top investigative reporter and he has spent years researching and revealing some of Israel's most unpleasant truths. Tim King, a former U.S. Marine, as a news editor, covers human rights violations in places like Palestine, Sri Lanka and Burma on Salem-News.com.
"We are wishing Jim a speedy and healthy recovery and would like to thank our community for their overwhelming support of Deputy Buchholz throughout this difficult situation...." - Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers
(SALEM) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office is very pleased to announce that yesterday afternoon Deputy Jim Buchholz was released from the hospital. Deputy Buchholz is now beginning the recovery process.
The Sheriff's Office and the Buchholz family would like to thank all first responders, hospital staff, citizens, law enforcement and fire department personnel for their encouraging words, acts of kindness and family support.
72 years after the nation was propelled into World War II by the attack on Pearl Harbor, the groups say it is time for the country to end its obsolete wartime budget - as it had done after every prior major conflict.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Peace, anti-hunger, anti-poverty, environmental and community groups will gather in the nation's Capitol on Tuesday December 10 to observe International Human Rights Day by calling upon Congress to slash runaway, dangerous military spending and meet critical domestic needs instead.
The groups will hold a news conference and media availability at 10:00 a.m.
In a pre-hearing conference before presiding Administrative Law Judge Dian Vorters, the cards of the medical board were laid out for all to see.
(SACRAMENTO) - Since voters approved Proposition 215 here in California, a number of physicians have come under fire from the California Medical Board for their issuance of medical marijuana recommendations. Today December 6th 2013 yet another physician.
Dr. David Allen, who is one of the most respected and outspoken advocates for medical marijuana in the Sacramento area is in the crosshairs.
A woman observed the fire and pounded on the door alerting the residents. Everyone got out safely.
(ALBANY, OR) - Monday at 2:07 p.m. the Albany Fire Department was called to a house fire at 2887 SE Grand Prairie RD. Arriving vehicles saw smoke coming from the house. The fire went to a second alarm about 3:00 p.m. Corvallis Fire, Lebanon Fire and Tangent Fire came to the scene while Jefferson Fire covered the city.
At the time of the fire Spencer Kernats and his daughter Brooklyn 2 Â1/2 were in the house along with their dog Gabby and their cat Mama. Andrea & Mark Ylen were the first at the scene after seeing the fire from across the bridge.
Kiki, in his investigation of the drugs for weapons, was a threat to blow the whistle on illegal narcotrafficking of cocaine into the US. Col. Sabow, a straight arrow Marine, tried to blow the whistle on the continued transport of cocaine into the US in an illegal covert operation conducted by the NSC and approved by Bush and Reagan.
(IRVINE) - Two Mexican witnesses claimed that Felix Rodriquez, a CIA operative and active player in Iran-Contra, murdered Kiki Camarena.
Rodriquez, born in 1941 in Cuba, was a rabid anticommunist, involved in the Bay of Pigs, later joined the US Army, served in Vietnam flying choppers and was active in the Phoenix program and an early recruit for the CIA.
William Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com
Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes asked president of Bangladesh stop the hanging of the leader of the country's largest Islamic party.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Hanging Mollah on the basis of retroactive legislation and then denying him the right to appeal against this sentence is a grave violation of his fundamental rights. Following the international standard of Justice, Abdul Qader Mollah, accused of war crimes, should be granted a right to appeal against the conviction and death sentence.
According to Human Rights Watch, Mr. Mollah's death sentence was handed down based on retroactively amended legislation. This is a violation of international fair trial standards.
Reverend Kevin Annett, M.A., M.Div. Salem-News.com
The quiet flakes blessed us with memory, like a benediction, and settled in love on the whole of creation, even on the unmarked graves of the forgotten children up at the old Indian residential school.
(NANAIMO, Vancouver Island) - The last Christmas we were all together hangs over memory like the fog that year in the Alberni Valley.
It was a time of gathering, two years and more of labor summoning so many together where once there were but a few. And it was a time of ending.
Large numbers of migrant workers relate similar stories, horrific experiences causing many to fall into ill health and large numbers to commit suicide...
(LONDON) - With few opportunities at home, millions of poor, desperate men and women from South East Asia and the horn of Africa migrate annually to Saudi Arabia.
Vulnerable at home and vulnerable abroad where many are enslaved and badly abused, some killed. Slavery is woven into the fabric of the psyche of the kingdom; according to Saudi scholar Ali al-Ahmed, a "culture of slavery pervades the country" [The Guardian[i]], and although banned in 1964, the barbaric practice of owning a fellow human being still exists here...
Regime change in Sri Lanka will only pave the way for an excuse from the international community that, a new regime needs time and space for its transitional period.
(PARIS) - The 1987 Indo- Lanka accord recognized the North East of the island of Sri Lanka as the hereditary land of the Tamil people. Under internationally agreed arrangement, the North and Eastern provinces were merged as one administrative unit.
Unfortunately less than a year after Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected as President, the merger of the North and Eastern provinces was brought to an end on 16 October 2006, after systematic manipulation.
Ken delivers fiery words for the biggest deceivers in our midst; the warring corporate western governments and Israel.
(LONDON / MOSCOW) - Ken O'Keefe was a guest on the Russia Television (RTV) program Sophie & Co with Sophie Shevardnadze this week. Ken reviews current political developments in the Middle east with his usual clarity and passion.
He agrees that this may be one of his best programs so far, and that coming from an activist who has been seen on television for years, particularly on The BBC, a group that has paid close attention to some of Ken's accomplishments and encounters.