Baucus Commits Medical Malpractice — Arrests Doctors

July 1, 2009
Baucus Commits Medical Malpractice — Arrests Doctors

Baucus has single-payer advocates arrested and removed, including doctors and nurses.

Activists Protest Drone Warfare

July 1, 2009
Activists Protest Drone Warfare

VALERIE SATUREN: Fourteen peace activists were arrested on April 10 at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada, during a 10-day vigil protesting unmanned aircraft strikes along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Obama Administration Defends Recruiting Children

July 1, 2009
Obama Administration Defends Recruiting Children

California voters passed measures F and J last November prohibiting military recruiters from initiating contact with minors. Now the Obama administration is demanding that the law be overturned.

Study Exposes Transport’s Hidden Impact on the Environment

July 1, 2009
Study Exposes Transport’s  Hidden Impact on the Environment

A new study by researchers at the University of California looks beyond the exhaust pipe at the impact of transport on the environment.

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Opportunities and Roadblocks

July 1, 2009
Abolishing Nuclear Weapons:  Opportunities and Roadblocks

SUSI SNYDER: The final preparatory committee meeting of the nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) ended on May 15 with adoption of an agenda for the 2010 NPT Review Conference. This is a positive step towards nuclear weapons abolition. However, the road to a world free of nuclear weapons still has many bumps to overcome,...

The News on Nukes

July 1, 2009
The News on Nukes

FRIDA BERRIGAN: It's not on the front pages of what is left of U.S. newspapers. The headlines are dominated by violence in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, by Miss America's semi-nude photo scandal, and by cyber war-games and coal-fires power plans in China. But just about everyone who is anyone is talking about nuclear weapons...

The New Nuclear Math

July 1, 2009
The New Nuclear Math

JOHN LORETZ: Pick a number. Any number. How about 1,500? That's how many nuclear weapons General Nikolai Solovtsov wants to keep in the Russian arsenal at the conclusion of the next round of START negotiations with the U.S.

ElBaradei: Warning Words on Nuclear Proliferation, Oversight

July 1, 2009
ElBaradei: Warning Words on  Nuclear Proliferation, Oversight

Outgoing International Atomic Energy Agency director Mohamed ElBaradei said the current international nuclear regime risked falling apart because of the recent uptick in nuclear proliferation, with new nations developing or threatening to develop nuclear technology. Though

Garten Services Launches Zero Waste Events Project in Salem

July 1, 2009
Garten Services Launches Zero Waste Events Project in Salem

Garten Services has begun a new project that will help all your gatherings and events be more sustainable. It's called Garten's Zero Waste Events. Formally launched on June 15th with seed grant funding from the Oregon DEQ, Garten's Zero Waste Events can now help you put sustainability into action by assisting in the reduction...

Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era

July 1, 2009
Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era

JAMES TRIMARCO: A new book by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of Daily Kos, is essential reading for anyone who wants to use new media to organize political activism.

Changes Underway at OPW

July 1, 2009
Changes Underway at OPW

The OPW Board has decided to continue to produce a printed PeaceWorker for at least two more quarterly issues (Sept and Dec/Jan), but it will only be available to those willing to pay for it, either by subscribing at $15/year or by making a donation of $15 or more to Oregon PeaceWorks. However, both...

Calendar

July 1, 2009
Calendar

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