December 9, 2013
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Salem-News.com (Dec-07-2013 13:40)
`Lobbying Elites: The Fast Track to Extinction`Robert J. Burrowes Salem-News.com
Elites will continue to encourage us to 'exercise your democratic right' to vote and to lobby because once our political effort has been so channeled, our dissent is easily dissipated and thus ignored.
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As we evaluate the outcomes of the recent UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, one lesson that we are invited to learn, again, relates to our strategy for getting effective action taken on the ongoing climate catastrophe and other critical environmental problems.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 12:36)
The Beat Goes on and the Anger GrowsJoe Clifford Salem-News.com
In this murderous drone bombing, 14 civilians were killed, including a baby and women. Baby killing does not elicit love and compassion from destroyed families; it promotes an intense hatred of the US government.
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Three events occurred this week explain the ever growing worldwide anger towards the US. The first is the continued murder of innocents by US drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Salem-News.com (Dec-04-2013 12:08)
What Does Latest Dead Afghan 2-Year-Old Have in Common with Paul Robeson, John Wayne, Ernest Hemingway, Bob Marley, the KennedysDave Swanson Special to Salem-News.com
Remember the millions of nameless forgotten dead, the victims of the industrial-scale "signature strikes" that have been our biggest public investment.
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This is the season of death, when we celebrate the dying of the sun with an orgiastic burst of consumption and environmental destruction. This is the season of rebirth when we spend time with loved ones and reach out to help others we don't know.
Salem-News.com (Dec-03-2013 01:24)
Sharif In Kabul Pledges Support For Peace TalksSalem-News.com
Relations between the two countries have been marked by tensions, with Afghanistan often accusing Pakistan of aiding Taliban leaders sheltering across the border.
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During a visit to Kabul, Pakistan's prime minister has said he supports Afghan efforts to seek peace with the Taliban. Nawaz Sharif was speaking after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on November 30. He said the recent release of a senior Taliban leader shows he is committed to helping bring peace to Afghanistan.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 14:26)
10 More Years in AfghanistanDave Swanson Special to Salem-News.com
The U.S. public has been telling pollsters we want all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan "as soon as possible" for years and years.
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When Barack Obama became president, there were 32,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. He escalated to over 100,000 troops, plus contractors. Now there are 47,000 troops these five years later.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 13:44)
Disagreement Without the HateLaura Finley, Ph.D. for Salem-News.com
Yet, there is indeed a peaceful, even collaborative, way to disagree.
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Disagreement is an essential component of a healthy relationship, a healthy workplace, and a healthy democracy. Much research documents the dangers of surrounding ourselves with so-called “yes men” who always concur. Workplace echo chambers stifle innovation and reify bad policy decisions. Disagreement stimulates creative thinking and prompts innovation.
Salem-News.com (Nov-26-2013 02:31)
Don`t Cry For Me, KarzaiNicholas Burgin Salem-News.com
With Karzai not playing nice anymore and following the same pattern all these setup leaders did, he probably won't last much longer.
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Who is Hamid Karzai? What offer is he waiting for from the US? Is this to be another Noriega situation?
Salem-News.com (Nov-25-2013 21:35)
Why Don`t We Try to Understand and End Human Violence?Robert J. Burrowes Salem-News.com
Human beings will end violence or Violence will end human beings.
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The pre-eminent problem confronting humankind is human violence. It is our own violence, in its various guises, including the ongoing possibility of nuclear war and the ongoing devastation of the natural environment, that threaten to consign us to the fossil record within decades, if not sooner.
Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2013 23:16)
Afghan Elders Support Immediate Signing of US Security DealSharon Behn VOA
Karzai shocked Washington by saying that he would not sign the pact until after the April 2015 presidential elections.
Even as tribal elders discuss the details of a 10-year security pact with the United States, controversy is swirling over the Afghan president’s announcement that he would delay signing the deal for several months.
Salem-News.com (Nov-23-2013 13:05)
Karzai to Delay Signing Afghanistan Security PactSalem-News.com
Karzai's latest move jeopardizes international funding for Afghanistan, and comes after he gave an impassioned speech to 2,500 tribal, community and elected leaders, voicing his support for the pact.
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A national assembly of Afghan leaders continues to consider a new security pact with the U.S. on Friday following an abrupt move by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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