All Blog Posts Tagged 'congress' (9)

The Day after the Elections / Or: Woody Guthrie’s Country

Woody Guthrie, born 100 years ago. Usually excised from his anthem is the line “Is this land made for you and me?” Photo by Robin Carson, circa 1942. Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Archives.

 

By Beverly Bell

November 1,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on November 1, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

What a Real Peace Candidate Looks Like

I recently wrote about a conversation I'd had with a fairly typical Democratic candidate for Congress (O.K. perhaps he was below average) -- a former military officer who claims to be for peace, but whose every solution involves war.  I asked him to make commitments on what sort of things he would vote for or against, and he evaded every such question, while maintaining that he held a desire for peace somewhere in his heart.

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Added by David Swanson on April 25, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

When the Public Rises, We'll Want an Ally in Congress

For the majority of people in the United States -- a majority does not vote, a majority believes the government is broken, a majority thinks our public policy is headed in the wrong direction -- the fact that we call this place a democracy is apparently outweighed by the fact that our national government almost never does what a majority of us want done. Some of the things we don't want done include the destruction of the planet's environment, the mass slaughter of war, the spreading of…

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Added by David Swanson on June 27, 2011 at 12:32pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - Remembering Ndeh Ntumuzah -African Freedom Fighter

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A former leader of liberation movement, the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon, Ndeh Ntumuzah was a freedom fighter who devoted his life to the struggle for African independence and emancipation. Horace Campbell pays tribute to a ‘remarkable…
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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

CA Rep. Mike Honda: US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings

California Congressman Mike Honda says "US Peace Ranking Shows Billions in State Budget Savings" on the Huffington Post. Read the article here or at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-mike-honda/us-peace-ranking-shows-bi_b_848186.html.



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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on April 13, 2011 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

The New War Congress: An Obama-Republican War Alliance?

Swanson has just published War Is A Lie. This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.

To understand just how bad the 112th Congress, elected on November 2nd and taking office on January 3rd, is likely to be for peace on Earth, one

has to understand how incredibly awful the 110th and 111th Congresses

have been during the past…

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Added by David Swanson on November 21, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

An Easy Way to Dramatically Change Congress

There are lots of ways to change Congress that falsely appear easy, that would alter the rules and patterns of behavior if only Congress were already fixed and willing to make the changes, or if we owned the

television networks, or if people could suddenly hear what they're paid

good money never to hear. But I've got a way to change Congress that is

actually easy.

Congress lacks leadership. There is a progressive caucus, but it has never fought for anything. It doesn't…

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Added by David Swanson on June 21, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Congress Needs An Ombudsman

Originally posted @ www.EnjoyMediation.com

I noticed this last week in the Washington Post and never got around to posting it. So here it is:
To borrow a phrase from a former congressman, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, a good crisis should never go to…
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Added by Jeff Thompson on April 22, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Conflict Prevention Congressional Testimony

Various arms of the US Government have recently begun to explore the benefits of conflict prevention and greater conflict-sensitive development. This could bring about a major shift in US policy -- making international aid more effective and increasing the country’s security.



As a sign of this growing awareness, last week BEFORE Dr. Michael S. Lund, BEFORE Governing Board Member, Senior Associate for Conflict and Peacebuilding, MSI Inc, and Consulting Program Manager, Woodrow Wilson… Continue

Added by Melanie E. Kawano on May 15, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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