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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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New York veterans chart a way forward

Veterans of the Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars gathered last Saturday at a local New York Area Veterans for Peace conference.

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Petraeus apologizes for infidelity, but not Iraq death squads

The beginning of Petraeus' comeback accompanies more evidence of the dirty war in Iraq. If truth is the first casualty of war, one of the last is trust.

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Obama drone policy is indefensible

The White House has, under pressure, released to Congress classified documents on its secretive drone program.

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Today in labor history: Radical Reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule

In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.

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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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People's World Amistad Awards inspire action

Solidarity, determination, and celebration were the watchwords at this year's post-election People's World Amistad Awards.

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Illinois mom battles banks profiting from drug trade

HSBC enabled drug cartels to wash their billions of tear- and blood-soaked dollars through its global operations, and they aren't the only bank involved.

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Floridians rally to end occupation of Gaza

100 Floridians from throughout central and south Florida gathered to hold a demonstration calling for the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

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Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery

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