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[Opinion] John Lennon: The Last Great Anti-War Activist

Rev. John Whitehead

Despite the moving tributes that were paid to John Lennon’s lyrical vision of a world without war, racial or religious divisions or hunger at the conclusion of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, there’s really very little real talk of peace anymore.

NASA Lands “Curiosity” Rover Beside Martian Mountain

One the first image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars early this morning. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

PASADENA, Calif. – Just after 1:30 a.m. this morning, NASA’s most advanced Mars rover has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton “Curiosity,” hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

OPINION: Big 5 Oil Companies Going For The Gold

Middle-class families may have gotten some relief in the second quarter of 2012 due to slightly lower gasoline prices compared to the first quarter of the year, but billions of dollars in big profits continue to pile up at the Big Oil companies.

Millions Of Dollars In U.S. Aid Wasted In Afghanistan

In the Nangarhar province near Afghanistan’s eastern border sits an abandoned police base, built with $4.5 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars and completed just 13 months ago. The base, known as Lal Por 2, is badly needed but remains empty because it lacks any viable water supply. No efforts are underway to add one.

OPINION: London 2012 Olympics-The Staging Ground For The Coming Police State?

“As London prepares to throw the world a $14 billion party, it seems fair to ask the question: What does it get out of the bargain?” asks the Christian Science Monitor in a recent story on the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Negotiations For Wide-Ranging International Trade Treaty Continue In Secret

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Earlier this month, negotiators from the United States and eight other Pacific Rim nations concluded the latest round of negotiations on an ambitious secret trade agreement. The next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations is scheduled for Sept. 6-15 in Leesburg, Va.

U.S. Points Finger, And Arms Exports, At Human Rights Abusers

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Every May and June, different branches of the State Department paint contrasting portraits of how Washington views dozens of strategically significant countries around the world, in seemingly rivalrous reports by its Human Rights and Political-Military Affairs bureaus.