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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 21, 2014 -- Friends Committee on National Legislation July 21 Noon-1:15 p.m., Robert Litwak, Wilson Center; Mitchell Reiss, Washington College; and David Sanger, New York Times, " Iran’s Nuclear Chess: Calculating America’s Moves ." Wilson Center, Fifth Floor, Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington. RSVP online . July 22 9:05 a.m., Gen. William Shelton, C...

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  • Nuclear Calendar -- July 14, 2014 | FCNL

    Nuclear Calendar -- July 14, 2014 | Friends Committee on National Legislation July 2-20 P5+1 and Iran continue negotiations on a nuclear agreement. Vienna. July 12-? Secretary of State John Kerry joins the P5+1 and Iran nuclear negotiations. Vienna. July 14 Noon-1:00 p.m., Trita Parsi, National Iranian American Council; Jonathan Leslie, research consultant; and Reza Marashi, National Iranian Amer...

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  • In the Struggle for Health Care Justice: Interview with Marianne Hoynes | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 5, 2014 I met Marianne Hoynes, a second-generation social activist, thanks to one of the many enduring networks spawned by Occupy Wall Street (OWS). Let me tell you a bit about her. As a small child, Marianne followed a Quaker pacifist tradition, marching in various actions like protests to end the Vietnam War, to free Daniel Berrigan, an...

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  • Full Text of Putin’s Address to the Russian Diplomatic Corps | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 2, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Below is President Putin’s complete address to the Russian diplomatic corps. It reveals Putin to be a person well aware of the threats that U.S. unilateralism poses to the entire world. Washington’s belief that the United States is exceptional and indispensable results in dictatorial behavior toward other countries and the overriding of their legitimate nati...

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  • The West Is Turning The Planet Into A Global Barracks | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 1, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The remarks below are excerpted from Russiaan President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Russia’s ambassadors on July 1, 2014. Putin damns Washington’s puppet president of Ukraine, an usurped position resulting from the overthrow of a democratically elected president, for taking “the path of violence which cannot lead to peace.” Putin’s remarks are simultaneous...

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  • Putin's best quotes from French media talk | RT

    June 4, 2014 (RT) -- Vladimir Putin faced a barrage of tricky questions from French media ahead of his meeting with world leaders at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. Here are his best replies on key issues: Ukraine, Crimea and relations with the United States. On Ukraine, its sovereignty and Russian troops: The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has been occupying the center of international...

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  • Michael Ruppert Kills Self | WNT

    Michael Ruppert April 15, 2014 (World News Trust) -- Author Michael Ruppert killed himself Sunday night with a gunshot to the head, authorities report. "I can confirm after speaking with the Napa County Sheriff's Office that yes, Michael C. Ruppert is dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 100 percent confirmed," his attorney and business partner, Wesley Miller, wrote Tuesday on the ...

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  • Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed

    Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system This Nasa Earth Observatory image shows a storm system circling around an area of extreme low pressure in 2010, which many scientists attribute to climate change. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images March 14, 2014 (TheGuardian.com) -- A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center ha...

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  • Barclays, Deutsche Bank Accused of Gold Fix Manipulation | Bob Van Voris and Debarati Roy

    March 5, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Barclays Plc (BARC), Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) and three other banks were accused in a lawsuit of manipulating the London gold fix, a benchmark used throughout the $20 trillion market for the metal. Kevin Maher, a New York resident who said he bought and sold gold and gold futures and options, sued yesterday in Manhattan federal court claiming the five banks overseeing t...

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  • Putin: military force would be 'last resort' in Ukraine | Vladimir Soldatkin and Alexei Anishchuk

    A Russian navy ship enters the Crimean port city of Sevastopol March 4, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner March 4, 2014 -- 10:42 a.m. EST -- MOSCOW (Reuters) -- President Vladimir Putin delivered a robust defense of Russia's actions in Crimea on Tuesday and reserved the right to use force in Ukraine as a last resort, but he sought to ease East-West tension over fears of war in the former Soviet re...

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  • Stocks Rally From Biggest Slump in Month as Bonds Retreat | Stephen Kirkland and Callie Bost

    March 4, 2014 (Bloomberg) -- Global stocks rebounded from the biggest drop in a month, bonds retreated and the ruble rallied as Russia stepped back from escalating the crisis in Ukraine . The MSCI All-Country World Index increased 0.9 percent at 9:30 a.m. in New York, led by Russian equities as the Micex Index (INDEXCF) jumped 4.9 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (SPA) climbed 0.8 percent...

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