Formal Announcement: Cindy Sheehan Leaves the Peace and Freedom Party Campaign

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by Cindy Sheehan
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Sept. 4, 2012

No Longer on Campaign. Formal announcement

For personal and health reasons, I regret that I have to pull out of active participation in the Barr/Sheehan 2012 campaign. I strongly believe in the Platform as written, and the mission statement of the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to continue my activism when my health improves. Continue reading

IAEA Report Shows Iran Reduced Its Breakout Capacity by Gareth Porter

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by Gareth Porter
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crossposted at ISP
Sept. 1, 2012

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report made public Thursday reveals that Iran has actually reduced the amount of 20-percent enriched uranium available for any possible “breakout” to weapons grade enrichment over the last three months rather than increasing it.

Contrary to the impression conveyed by most news media coverage, the report provides new evidence that Iran’s enrichment strategy is aimed at enhancing its bargaining position in negotiations with the United States rather than amassing such a breakout capability.

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Why America and Israel Are the Greatest Threats to Peace by Noam Chomsky

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by Noam Chomsky
Sept. 3, 2012

Imagine if Iran — or any other country — did a fraction of what American and Israel do at will.

[…] The war drums are beating ever more loudly over Iran. Imagine the situation to be reversed.

Iran is carrying out a murderous and destructive low-level war against Israel with great-power participation. Its leaders announce that negotiations are going nowhere. Israel refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty and allow inspections, as Iran has done. Continue reading

Spain’s Robin Hood Mayor and Landless Peasants Battle Bankers

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Sep 3, 2012 by

In Southern Spain, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, mayor of the small town of Marinaleda, is helping organize a growing protest movement against the austerity measures imposed by the Spanish government. Sánchez Gordillo and the landless peasants that follow him are at the forefront of demonstrations seeking a radical change in the country’s economic policies in response to the country’s worsening crisis.

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