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Amistad Awards inspire unity and struggle

NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- From the opening video and drumming to the remarks of the awardees, songs, youth slide show and finale, an atmosphere of unity and optimism inspired the entire multi-racial audience at the 2013 People's World Amistad Awards, held in the auditorium of Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School.

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Public opposition could be key in Congress Syria vote

Polls show substantial public opposition to a military strike on Syria, even "limited" strikes to deter chemical weapons use.

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The White House and “Cold War mentality”

President Obama told a Tonight Show audience Aug. 6 that there are times the Russians "slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality."

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Chicago’s “Red Squad” stories reveal damage to democracy

CHICAGO - A lively symposium on this city's infamous "Red Squad" took place June 1 at the Chicago History Museum.

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Obama proposes end to "state of perpetual war"

In a speech at the National Defense University yesterday President Barack Obama declared the nation must move away from the "state of perpetual war" that has existed since 9/11.

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Indefatigable peace leader readies for big teleconference

Judith LeBlanc has been working non-stop over the last 10 years to end U.S.wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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UN to investigate U.S. drone strikes

The announcement comes as several related aspects of U.S. military policy are intersecting early in President Obama's second term.

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Vets, military families rally for Obama

Military families gave Tammy Duckworth a hero's welcome as the congressional candidate who lost both legs walked to the speakers platform.

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Anti-nuclear weapons activist returns to prison

With prayer and song, dozens of supporters saw anti-nuclear weapons campaigner Susan Crane back to prison.

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Community members stand up for soldiers’ right to heal

A demonstration outside the Fort Hood main gate honored soldiers who have committed suicide due to trauma inflicted in combat.

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