Ralph Nader: End the War on Drugs + Book Fair with Ralph Nader and Chris Hedges

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“Only the Super Rich Can Save Us”
with Ralph Nader
C-SPAN Video Library
Nov. 15, 2009

Ralph Nader talked about his novel “Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!” Seven Stories Press; September 22, 2009. In his book he speculates on what could happen if America’s wealthiest individuals decided to work for the collective good. Mr. Nader, a consumer activist, had previously campaigned to be the president of the United States as the Green Party nominee and as an independent. This event of the 26th Miami Book Fair International took place Sunday, November 15, 2009, 10:00 a.m., in the Chapman Conference Center of Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Included in program ID 289996-1.

video: [“Only the Super Rich Can Save Us”] – C-SPAN Video Library.

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Obama: We are now running out of time with respect to our constructive approach towards Iran

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compiled by Cem Ertür
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15 November 2009

Obama: We are now running out of time with respect to our constructive approach towards Iran (15 November 2009)

from the archives:

1) Obama: President Bush was right that Iran’s ballistic missile program poses a significant threat (September 2009)
2) Obama: The clock is ticking on Iran’s nuclear program (June 2009)
3) Obama: I don’t think the Israelis needed to convince me of their ultimatum to Iran (June 2009)



excerpts from: Statements by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia after bilateral meeting

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COMO says Yes to Youth Peace Volunteers! (photos)

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Nov. 15, 2009

Alex, Emma & Lily

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Members and friends of Peaceworks met for their annual dinner last night, so I went and took lots of photos of smiling faces for the Afghan Peace Vigil.

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2nd Cup of Tea Peace Vigil, our 2nd mile of love

Abdulai, Afghan boy

13 year old Abdulai

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Updated: Nov. 16, 2009 added Part 2

November 14, 2009

We wish for you to join us in our 2nd Cup of Tea Peace Vigil, ‎
person by hopeful person, friends with new friends
in homes, in parks, along the streets ‎
and in the warm places of your hearts!‎

بار اول دوست , بار دوم برادر!‏
The first time, were friends. The second time, brothers.‎
Afghan proverb

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A Note on “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” and Modern Germany’s Disavowal of Nazism By Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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crossposted on TPJmagazine
Nov. 15, 2009

Two weeks ago my dear friend Dr. Don Ardell, otherwise known as “The Well Infidel,” published on these pages an essay on the German song “Die Gedanken Sind Frei” and the role that it played for the German intra-war anti-Nazi resistance movement known as The White Rose Society.

Don’s essay celebrates the song, the White Rose Society, and its young leadership, among whom were Sophie Scholl and her brothers, the “Geschwistern Scholl.”  I sent a comment to Don on his essay, which originally appeared in his weekly “Ardell Wellness Report.”  I am sharing a significantly expanded version of that comment with you here.  In discussing the historical significance of The White Rose Society, I noted that unlike many other countries that were combatants or otherwise participants in World War II, Modern Germany has both recognized its responsibilities for the indescribable horrors that the Nazis turned loose upon the world and completely turned its back on the political ideology that created them.  I have had several personal experiences that attest to this reality.

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