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Barack Obama: A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

By Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States Washington, D.C.  It’s been a good few days for America. On Thursday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act. It is here to stay. And, Democrats and Republicans in Congress paved the way for the United States to rewrite the rules of global trade to […]

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Succeeding While Black – 5 Ways to Avoid Altercations with Police

By Matthew R. Drayton New York, N.Y.  During the past few months, there has been numerous incidents— some tragic—where police officers were accused of brutality and abuse of power against African Americans, including Ferguson, South Carolina and New York being the most well-known. Some of the incidents were caught on video. There are nearly 780,000 […]

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President Obama on the Death of Kayla Jean Mueller

Washington, D.C.  President Obama released a statement this morning on the tragic death of Kayla Jean Mueller, an aid worker who was taken hostage by ISIL in 2013:  “It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the death of Kayla Jean Mueller.  On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our deepest condolences […]

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Diplomatic Viewpoint: Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All

New York, N.Y.  On November 19, 2014, Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, spoke at St. Peter’s University on the topic, “Recovering from the Conflict – Peace for All.”                                            […]

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Sadly, India Moves Backwards on Human Rights

New York, N.Y.  We have been very concerned at India’s giant leap backwards recently in concern to gay and lesbian rights – they have re-criminalized homosexuality.  This note arrived from an Indian-American friend at All Out: Dear James, I just became a criminal. India’s Supreme Court brought back our anti-gay law. Now, lesbian, gay, bi and trans […]

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Agreed: U.N. Renews Call for End to U.S. Embargo Against Cuba

New York, N.Y.  For the 22nd consecutive year at the United Nations, the General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.  I called for this most recently in my Huffington Post piece A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter. Foreign Minister Bruno […]

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‘All Out’ Group Asks Sponsors like Coca Cola to Speak Out on Sochi

New York, N.Y.  Coca-Cola bosses are deciding if they should speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws. As a major sponsor of the Olympics, Coca-Cola is under growing pressure. They’re expected to give their answer next week. Coca-Cola could claim Russia’s anti-gay laws have nothing to do with them. But if thousands of us send them emails, they could […]

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Vietcong General Giap: David Who Defeated Modern-Day Goliath

New York, N.Y.  You have to search hard to find a foreign general whose death makes it into the top stories in the U.S. media. Vo Nguyen Giap died recently. He made the list. Giap was the genius who defeated the U.S. in Vietnam. Knowing that history might—might— help the U.S. avoid similar such defeats […]

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U.N. Chief Welcomes Obama Climate Change Plan

Obama Unveils Plan to Cut Power Plant Carbon Emissions

Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction