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Babylon Greens hold workshop July 1st

In a Social Media Release the Babylon Green Party announced plans to hold a workshop on understanding empathy as a tool for peace. Wikipedia defines empathy as

Empathy is the capability to share and understand another’s emotions and feelings. It is often characterized as the ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes,”

The text of the announcement can be read by clicking this article’s headline.

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McKinney around the web

A collection of McKinney pieces found around the dubya-dubya-dubya:

Workers World is all over Cynthia McKinney.

Ever sit around wondering if Cynthia McKinney is anything like Ron Paul? Liberty Maven’s Ron Paul Paul-O-Meter gives McKinney a paltry 20 out of 99 in “on how closely they are in agreement with […the perfection of…] Ron Paul…” This is not a bad thing if you look at the criteria in the article. (For the record, Obama scored 17, McCain 25, Ralph Nader 26, and Bob Barr & Chuck Baldwin 88 each.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a piece slamming McKinney over the “security guard” incident, focusing on the redacted claim of racial profiling. Don’t read it unless you have a strong stomach.
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Greens challenge Obama on Iran

In a press release the Green Party (US) is coming out critical of Barack Obama and his recent statements regarding Iran:

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates expressed alarm that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has joined President Bush in threatening a US attack on Iran

In a speech last week before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Sen. Obama said, “I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Everything in my power. Everything.” The speech confirmed Sen. Obama’s earlier claim that the Iranian government is “a threat to all of us” and “we should take no option, including military action, off the table.” Continue Reading

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Manski: Has your town declared peace yet?

Yes! Magazine article by Ben Manski and Karen Dolan:

Has Your Town Declared Peace Yet?

The heartland spoke; the world listened. On April 5, 2006, hundreds of newspapers across the globe, from Italy’s Il Manifesto to the Los Angeles Times, shared a similar headline: “Wisconsin votes for troop pullout.”

One day earlier, citizens in 32 Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages had cast ballots for immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Voters in tiny villages in the North Woods and the Door Peninsula, in the regional urban centers of Madison and La Crosse, and in the small cities that are the heart of the Badger State, sent a clear message. As Green Party activist Steve Burns told newspapers, the vote meant that “opposition to the war [has] become the majority sentiment,” winning over communities that had voted for George Bush only months earlier.

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