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International Affairs, Peace, Justice, and Environment

International Affairs, Peace, Justice, and Environment
By Conn Hallinan, 21 hours ago Conn Hallinan remembers Carl Bloice—an FPIF columnist, longtime journalist, and lifetime advocate for the dispossessed. By Laura Carlsen, 4 days ago A majority of Floridians now favor thawing U.S. relations with Cuba. Will Washington follow? By John Feffer, 6 days ago

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The Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality - SCSPI The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI), one of three National Poverty Centers, is a nonpartisan research center dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, explaining what's driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality. CPI supports research by new and established scholars, trains the next generation of scholars and policy analysts, and disseminates the very best research on poverty and inequality. The current economic climate makes CPI activities and research especially important. The following are a few critical poverty and inequality facts: Poverty:The U.S. poverty rate, according to the new Supplemental Poverty Measure, is estimated at 16.0 percent.

Europe - Robert Schuman Foundation - The french think tank on Europe Historical Collection Publications The Historical Review Program, part of the CIA Information Management Services, identifies, collects and produces historically relevant collections of declassified documents. These collections, centered on a theme or event and with supporting analysis, essays, video, audio, and photographs, are showcased in a booklet and DVD that are available to the academic realm and the public. Intelligence Community History International Relations

Center for American Progress IRC's History The Spy Who Billed Me Seymour Hersh was likely counting on his reputation cutting through any obstacles that could prevent him from pulling off what is probably the last “blockbuster” of his career. And he did meet an obstacle: He is pretending to break a broken story—and he knows it. Tuesday evening on Democracy Now! Centre for Research on Globalization Dedefensa.org : Accueil 10 Groups That Don’t Flinch Under Fire (And, Thus, Deserve Your Support) Here at CounterPunch we get lots of calls from readers this time of year asking: where are the good groups? Where can I send a year-end check and know that the money will be well spent, not recycled into a fat executive salary or an annoying direct mail campaign? There are many such groups out there; indeed, there is a vibrant and thriving grassroots movement across a whole range of issues.

Lone Wolf Research Holds PhD in Amer­i­can Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Buf­falo, a Mas­ters in In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Stud­ies from Uni­ver­sity of New York at Brock­port, and a BA in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture. Highly trained re­searcher in the hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sci­ences spe­cial­iz­ing in con­tentious / con­tro­ver­sial post-Cold War era po­lit­i­cal cul­tures, events, cir­cum­stances and in­di­vid­u­als within the United States; do­mes­tic in­tel­li­gence and coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tions; re­search method­olo­gies in 'trou­bled' fields. Has con­ducted and con­tin­ues to con­duct ex­ten­sive in­ves­ti­ga­tory, aca­d­e­mic, jour­nal­is­tic and ethno­graphic re­search using mul­ti­ple, in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary meth­ods about a wide range of his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary top­ics in­clud­ing con­tro­ver­sial events, protest cul­tures, bank rob­beries, bomb­ings, and mass shoot­ings.

A Brief History Of Media Cover-Ups & Self-Censorship: Who’s Afraid of Russ Baker’s “Family Of Secrets” - By Matt Harvey On February 17, 1967, the newspapers ran stories about a sensational new investigation into JFK’s assassination, headed by a New Orleans DA named Jim Garrison, who called into question the “lone gunman” theory laying all the blame on Lee Harvey Oswald. Five days after the news story broke, the prime target of Garrison’s investigation, David Ferrie, a right-wing pilot linked to the CIA, was found dead of a “cerebral hemorrhage.” Public opinion was polarized over JFK’s assassination. Forty-six percent of Americans doubted the Warren Commission’s finding that Oswald “acted alone;” Garrison was becoming more vocal about Oswald’s alleged CIA connection; and independent journalists were asking potentially embarrassing questions.

Online Articles Parties recover from defeat in two ways. They can try to beat the opposition at their own game, or they can try to change the rules of the game. Donald Trump did the latter. Now it’s the Democrats’ turn. Kate and Daniel try to wrap their heads around climate politics in the age of Trump, and how movements can step up to defeat his extremist agenda. Well, China’s Aircraft Carrier Is Up to Something Interesting by DAVE MAJUMDAR In January 2017, China’s sole carrier Liaoning is operating in the South China Sea with a full-complement of aircraft along with five escorting vessels for the first time. The vessels have been conducting exercises and testing weaponry at sea in a display of Beijing’s growing military might — causing concern among China’s neighbors. “The formation, which is on a ‘cross-sea area’ training exercise, involved J-15 fighter jets, as well as several ship-borne helicopters,” the Chinese Defense Ministry stated on its website. “Complex hydrological and meteorological conditions in the South China Sea as well as a cold front in area have posed some challenges, but the source said the drill provided important experience in the build-up of combat capability of the aircraft carrier formation.” Video footage from the Chinese exercises look impressive, though such footage always does.

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