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Murder epidemic halts Colombia’s peace process

Paramilitaries and armed thugs have long sullied politics in Latin America, most notably in Colombia and recently in Honduras.

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Sanders to Israeli lobby: Peace means security for Palestinians

Sustainable peace "means achieving self-determination, civil rights, and economic well-being for the Palestinian people."

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Respect for human rights is best weapon against terrorism

As long as social and economic problems remain unresolved, and youth unemployment remains high, measures solely based on security are doomed to fail.

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Peace finally possible in Colombia, justice less certain

An agreement to end five decades of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government of that country now seems inevitable.

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Israel and Palestine: Occupation, the peace movement, and the international left

The following is the text of a talk at the meeting of the Federal Committee of Die Linke, the left party of Germany.

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FARC and Colombian government near successful conclusion of peace talks

There are now "agreements" on agrarian rights, illegal drugs, political participation, and victims. 

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Today in history: How will you celebrate Zamenhof (aka Esperanto) Day?

Esperanto Day is celebrated each year on December 15, the birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, creator of the most successful constructed language in the world.

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Today in history: Fellowship of Reconciliation, 100 years persevering for peace

A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."

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Land and political prisoners: unfinished business for Colombian peace talks

Obstacles loom and agreements so far are partial ones. 

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Today in history: It’s World Peace Day!

In 2015 the theme is "Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All."

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