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War On Poverty:The Only War Worth Fighting For

War On Poverty:The Only War Worth Fighting For

Almost 46 years ago, on January 8 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in his first State of The Union speech. Making poverty a national priority set in motion a series of bills and acts such as head start, food stamps, Medicare & Medicaid. The programs initiated by Lyndon Johnson, which still […]

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France & Germany Show The Power Of Reconciliation

France & Germany Show The Power Of Reconciliation

At exactly 11:00 AM, on November 11 1918, Germany capitulated and signed an armistice treaty to end World War I. World War I is called the Great War, and a lot of people who fought in it thought it would be “the war to end all wars”. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case. The madness did […]

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Too Many Walls Remain In Our Globalized World

Too Many Walls Remain In Our Globalized World

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, warned world leaders against complacency in the quest for freedom, human rights and cultural diversity; stressing that the battles for these universal values were not yet won. “The fall of the Berlin Wall, twenty years ago, […]

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Kerry: How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last One to Die for a Mistake?

Kerry: How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last One to Die for a Mistake?

This was the question that 27-year-old John Kerry (see photo) asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971 in his compelling and passionate condemnation of the Vietnam war. Kerry’s historic testimony was a turning point and created an unstoppable momentum of public support for the anti-war movement. “We are asking here in Washington for some […]

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Europe Marks 70 Years Since The Start Of WW II

Europe Marks 70 Years Since The Start Of WW II

Seventy years ago today, Germany attacked Poland in what would end up being the darkest chapter in European history. Britain and France were bound to Poland by an alliance and a military pact and promptly declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, each pulling their large empires into the conflict. The Polish army, ill […]

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