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Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

New York, N.Y. There’s no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of the military-industrial complex. The idea that she is bad on the corporate issues but good on national security has it wrong. Her so-called foreign policy “experience” has been to support every […]

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U.N.: WikiLeaks Founder Arbitrarily Detained by Sweden, U.K.

Geneva, Switzerland. Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London in December 2010, as a result of the legal action against him by both Governments, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said today. Photo: […]

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Luce Leader Nominee – Essay on Global Citizenship

Dallas, Texas. Most people think that being a citizen means simply living somewhere. Being a true citizen includes much more than that. With citizenship comes responsibilities. Said responsibilities include paying taxes and following the law but also, in my personal opinion, citizens must strive to be active members in their societies and be constantly trying […]

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New Stamps Promoting LGBT Equality Worldwide Unveiled at U.N.

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) today unveiled a set of six commemorative stamps to promote UN Free & Equal – a global U.N. campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality launched and led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). U.N. Free and Equal postage […]

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Obama Reaffirms Religious Liberty in First Visit to U.S. Mosque

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama, on his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president, says Americans “too often” conflate Islam with terrorism. U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at Cairo University on June 4, 2009. Photo: Wikipedia. “We’re one American family,” Obama told Muslim-Americans at the Islamic Society of Baltimore. He said the entire Muslim community […]

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Architect Gina Pollara Named President of Municipal Art Society

New York, N.Y. Gina Pollara, architect, author, and urban designer, has been appointed President of The Municipal Art Society (MAS), effective immediately, it was announced today by Frederick Iseman, Chairman of the MAS Board of Directors. “We are deeply pleased to name Gina Pollara our next President after a long and thorough hunt for a suitable […]

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U.N. Demands Protection for Child Migrants Flooding into Europe

New York, N.Y. Child protection systems across Europe are completely overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the United Nations warned today, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse. A boy […]

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Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with the J. Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City. All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted. Note that […]

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Iowa Caucuses: Trump Losses Badly, Sanders Doesn’t

Des Moines, Iowa. Senator Ted Cruz defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican caucus Monday, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ended the Democratic contest in a virtual tie. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: Wikipedia. Cruz, a conservative lawmaker from Texas, finished with 28 percent of the vote. That […]

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Op-Ed: Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Israel – Ban Ki-Moon

By U.N. Secretary-General Ban-Ki-moon New York, N.Y. In Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, 2016 has begun much as 2015 ended — with unacceptable levels of violence and a polarized public discourse. That polarization showed itself in the halls of the United Nations last week when I pointed out a simple truth: History proves that […]

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