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ICAN WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

In the past several months worries have mounted over tensions with North Korea and the possibility of the Trump Administration taking the United States out of the Iran nuclear treaty. However, there is some good news for those fighting for … Read More

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Space Exploration Boosts the Economy

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Trump Lacks Basic Understanding of Real Strength

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Authoritarian Democracy: A Disturbing Trend Around the World

The rise of authoritarian democracy in democratic republics around the world represents a challenge to those who believe in a peaceful, law driven world and to those who care about human rights.

Authoritarian democracy exists within the framework of democratic systems. … Read More

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International Day of Peace Celebrates 36th Anniversary

September 21, 2017 marked the 36th observance of International Day of Peace. Observed annually, International Day of Peace’s initial aims were to promote dedication to world peace, particularly eliminating the use of war and violence. Historically, the day has called … Read More

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Kammen Resigns from State

During times of crisis it’s the job of a leader to step up and dampen fear and also inspire community.  In other words, a leader is one who engages in constructive diplomacy and provides solutions to problems. It’s only under … Read More

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Defense Industry Executives Discussed for Top Posts

Nine months into the Trump Presidency concerns mount over the appointment of those with a defense contracting background to Pentagon positions.

Some have criticized the speed of President Trump’s nominations, but there is a more concern over the overall impartiality and … Read More

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Held at Ethical Society

Locals gathered at the Ethical Society in Clayton on Sunday night in remembrance of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Sunday (Aug. 6) was the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of the two cities. The event was hosted by Women’s … Read More

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OAKLAND CREATES DEPARTMENT OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence,  first proposed the idea of a Department of Peace in a paper called “A Plan of a Peace- Office of the United States” in our country’s earliest years in 1793.  He … Read More

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President Trump Continues Misguided Nuclear Weapons Policy

President Donald Trump’s policy on nuclear weapons is following the same misguided ideas of his predecessor.

President Obama committed our country to an upgrade of our nuclear arsenal through a new generation of weapons and nuclear production facilities. The program carried … Read More

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