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Alternative Development Projects Take Root in Colombia

Alternative Development Projects Take Root in Colombia

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The International Community & The Iranian Nuclear Issue

The International Community & The Iranian Nuclear Issue

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Bad moon rising again, this time over Syria

Bad moon rising again, this time over Syria

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UN Adopts Resolution on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

UN Adopts Resolution on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Dancing With Wolves

Dancing With Wolves

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Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Clooney’s Looney Plan for Sudan

Hollywood on the Potomac--movie actors deserting Tinseltown to remind the Big Dogs back east that every time an A-list celeb is arrested for picketing a foreign embassy an angel gets his wings. Actor George Clooney, his father Nick, and four Congressional Democrats were among more than a dozen protesters who descended on the Sudanese Embassy on March 16 for the purpose of crossing, in a disorderly fashion, a police line. The cast of characters? Along with Clooneys I and II, it included Reps. James Moran (D-VA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), John Olver (D-MA) and Al Green (D-TX). NAACP President Ben Jealous was also arrested, along with Martin Luther King III. Clooney’s mid-day performance on Mass Ave was the finale to a 3-day tour in DC that included an impassioned plea to a standing-room-only crowd at the Council on Foreign Relations, and dramatic testimony delivered to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the miserable state of affairs in the border region of Sudan. Omar al-Bashir’s military, operating out of Khartoum, is working assiduously to wipe out mostly Christian populations hunkered down on some highly contested, oil-rich real estate to the south. Clooney, who has frequently taken on the role of the world-weary activist in his films, accuses Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and the ‘same criminals responsible for Darfur’ of conducting a genocidal war against his own people, of starving, maiming, raping, and murdering them. And he says it as if no one has ever heard it before. . .

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Gender Inequality in Agriculture Hurts Productivity

Gender Inequality in Agriculture Hurts Productivity

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Disarmament & Suffrage in Libya – On the Right Course?

Disarmament & Suffrage in Libya – On the Right Course?

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The NATO Moment of Truth Faces the Arab League

The NATO Moment of Truth Faces the Arab League

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UN Peacekeeping Again Under Fire

UN Peacekeeping Again Under Fire

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2011 – An Unexceptional Year for American Exceptionalism?

2011 – An Unexceptional Year for American Exceptionalism?

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It’s Time for Individuals to Demand More Action on Non-Communicable Diseases

It’s Time for Individuals to Demand More Action on Non-Communicable Diseases

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Choosing HIV over Diabetes: The Non-Communicable Disease Epidemic

Choosing HIV over Diabetes: The Non-Communicable Disease Epidemic

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Questions Surround Palestinian Attempt for UN Recognition

Questions Surround Palestinian Attempt for UN Recognition

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The Challenged American Liberal World Order

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