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Olympic Athletes Cautioned on Wearing Team USA Clothing Outside Venues
World  (tags: Sochi Winter Olympics, athletes, safety, Americans, violence, freedoms, world )

Carrie
- 84 days ago - online.wsj.com
A memo sent to athletes by the U.S. Olympic Committee cautions them to avoid wearing team colors too prominently in Sochi amid heightened concerns about security in the southern Russian resort town.
An Inside Look at the Taliban's Bankers - Reuters Investigates - VIDEO   video
World  (tags: War, Afghanistan, Pakistan, secret funding, crime, drugs, corruption, banks, Americans, taxpayers, US treasury, Obama, Pentagon )

Angelika
- 85 days ago - reuters.com
In Afghanistan, the lines between Taliban finance and legitimate commerce are often blurred. Reuters Special Correspondent Matthew Green takes us through the clandestine world of the currency dealers suspected of secretly funding the insurgency.
Take Action: Sign the Petition to Stop War Hawks in Congress From Destroying Peace and Diplomacy
World  (tags: dishonesty, ethics, americans, congress, politics, war, usa, republicans, world, middle-east, iran, ethics, conflict )

JL
- 131 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is working on a hawkish bill that would torpedo President Obama's interim agreement with Iran by setting unrealistic goals for the final deal.
Video: Stream 'Unmanned: America's Drone Wars' for FREE
World  (tags: politics, media, military, troops, usa, war, u.s., terrorism, dishonesty, cover-up, congress, americans, government, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, middle-east, death, conflict, violence, world )

JL
- 136 days ago - unmanned.warcosts.com
Robert Greenwald recently released a new documentary with their sad story, and others like it, called Unmanned: America's Drone Wars.
China to U.S.: 'Clock Is Ticking' on Deal to Avoid Default
World  (tags: americans, congress, obama, economy, government, news, politics, finance, money, china, asia, interesting, society, usa, world )

Robert
- 192 days ago - worldnews.nbcnews.com
A top Chinese official chided Washington on Monday about the government shutdown and the debt-ceiling impasse, fretting that the political gridlock could leave the economy of America's top foreign creditor in a jam.
First Top-Level U.S.- Iran Talk Since 1979
World  (tags: americans, Iran, relations )

Kit
- 203 days ago - nytimes.com
Obama's Statement on Iran: President Obama said he spoke with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran by phone, the first direct contact between leaders of Iran and the United States since 1979.
Michael's Plan to Restore America's Dream
World  (tags: activists, americans, culture, americans, bushadministration, economy, GoodNews, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, government, society, politics )

Michael
- 205 days ago - opednews.com
To this Cyberspace Cowboy who believes he found the same new way as Steve Miller sang about the power tripping dreamers have some heavy dues to pay: Turn Foreign Policy around or we will be continually spinning our wills with too much month ahead; Public.
Kenyan Official: 'Two or Three Americans' Among the Gunmen at Nairobi Mall
World  (tags: Kenya, Americans, violence, society, death, terrorism, humans, world )

Carrie
- 207 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Kenyan foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, says "two or three" Americans are among the gunmen. Mohamed described them as "young men, about between maybe 18 and 19," and of Somali or Arab origin.
18 Countries That Love To Eat, Drink & Smoke More Than The U.S. (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)
World  (tags: world, Americans, food, alcohol, tobacco, society, interesting, humans, asia, europe )

Carrie
- 221 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
You might assume, from frequent news reports about obesity in America, that we're the most gluttonous country in the world. But the great paradox of the country's food industry is that Americans still spend far less of our income on food than their peers.
Tell Australia to Protect LGBT Asylum Seekers NOW! ACTION!
World  (tags: LGBT, gay rights, discrimination, Australia, refugees, ethics, business, americans, society, usa, world, politics )

Carrie
- 252 days ago - allout.org
The Prime Minister of Australia has just guaranteed that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) refugees, who arrive by boat, will be sent to Papua New Guinea - where being gay could get you 14 years in jail.
Meet The American Lawyer Working Inside Afghanistan's Tricky Legal System
World  (tags: Afghanistan, Americans, society, legal system, civil libertiesworld, middle-east, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 268 days ago - vanityfair.com
Kimberly Motley, who hails from Milwaukee, is the daughter of a North Korean mother and an African American father. This unusual pedigree--and the way it shapes her features and her outlook--has served her very well in Afghanistan.
Time to Let Sudan's Girls Be Girls, Not Brides
World  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, Sudan, news, world )

Cal
- 276 days ago - ipsnews.net
The United Nations Children's Fund estimates that 33 percent of Sudanese women aged 20 to 24 were married before the age of 18.
Obama's Top Trade Official Nominee: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
World  (tags: ethics, economy, corporate, americans, abuse, business, consumers, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, finance, government, money, lies, politics, society, world, usa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', conflict, freedoms, world, society )

JL
- 307 days ago - citizen.typepad.com
We've been a tad skeptical of Obama's pick of Froman, given his Wall Street roots and his role in crafting the much-maligned North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the deficit-plagued Korea FTA.
Battle Against Hunger Lost Without Gender Empowerment -
World  (tags: women's rights, freedoms, labor, equal pay for equal work, society, politics, culture, americans, government, rights, women, hunger, news, world )

Cal
- 310 days ago - ipsnews.net
When the United Nations launched its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) back in 2001, two of its primary objectives were to halve extreme poverty and hunger by 2015 and promote gender empowerment worldwide. -
Take Action:Tell President: Time to Advance Atrocities Prevention Board
World  (tags: americans, abuse, ethics, government, military, politics, obama, usa, war, terrorism, troops, propaganda, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, HumanRights, freedoms, world, violence, society )

JL
- 313 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
The establishment of the interagency Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) last year by the Obama administration was an important milestone in developing a comprehensive policy framework to prevent future atrocities.
 

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