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Aiming at Global Disarmament by 2030

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By Ramesh Jaura *

An eminent Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda is calling for an "expanded nuclear summit" in 2015 to solidify momentum toward a world free from nuclear weapons and become the launching point for a larger effort for global disarmament aiming toward the year 2030.

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Globalizing Torture: 54 Countries Join USA

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By A Correspondent

At least 54 countries co-operated with USA inn global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks, says Globalizing Torture , a comprehensive report. The countries include Afghanistan, Canada, Egypt, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Jordan, Pakistan and the UK.

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Reducing Salt Could Save Thousands of Lives: New Study

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By A Correspondent

Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved over the next decade if North Americans reduced their sodium consumption closer to recommended levels, according to a new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University, the University of California, San Francisco, and the Harvard Medical School.

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Oxfam Says World's Rich Could End Poverty

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Oxfam Report

UK-based charity says the world's 100 richest people earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty four times over.

The world's 100 richest people earned enough money last year to end world extreme poverty four times over, according to a new report released by international rights group and charity Oxfam.

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New Research Shows Cells Produce Antioxidants

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By A Correspondent

Vitamin pills and other supplements don't stop cellular aging, scientists have found. But human cells are able to produce their own antioxidants that can fight damaging agents.

One of the main reasons for age-related diseases such as dementia, cardiovascular diseases or cancer is oxidative stress levels in cells. Oxidative stress is caused when reactive oxidants enter a cell. These molecules carry too many oxygen atoms and are eager to get rid of them. When one of these oxygen atoms reacts with one of the protein atoms within a cell, it can change and damage the protein.

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German Trade Union Tables Euro Marshall Plan

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By Eva Weiler *

The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) has tabled a 260 billion Marshall Plan for Europe aimed at providing a decisive impetus for qualitative growth as well as new jobs with a future in all 27 European Union (EU) countries for a 10-year period from 2013 to 2022.

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UK Rightwing Wealthy Fund Climate Crisis Denial

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A group of the wealthy opposes scientific findings related to climate crisis. This group in the US is exposed. It has been found that in the UK also wealthy rightwing donors finance campaigns against policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

Bob Ward in a report* said:

The spectacular exposé by the Guardian of the hidden funding network for US climate change skeptics reveals a set-up that also exists in the UK, where wealthy rightwing donors secretly finance a highly professional campaign against policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

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The 9 / 11 Truth Movement Goes To Court In The UK

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By Architects & Engineers For 9/11 Truth *

On February 25, in the small town of Horsham in the United Kingdom, it was potentially groundbreaking opportunity for the 9/11 truth movement. Three hours of detailed 9/11 evidence is to be presented and considered in a court of law where the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be challenged over the inaccurate and biased manner in which it has portrayed the events and evidence of 9/11.

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Letter from US: Obama Retains Audacity of Hope

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By Ernest Corea *

Hostile and sometimes potentially humiliating treatment of some of President Barack Obama's nominees or potential nominees for high office by opposing legislators provides a foretaste of what might lie ahead for legislation that will be formulated in line with the national agenda he outlined in his State of the Union Address on February 12.

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US To Become A Second-Rate Power!!

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By Mike Ferner *

 (Cue sound of emergency alarms. Insert graphics for panic, terror, devastation and collapse here ______.)

Yes, believe it, friends. That is exactly what Outgoing Secretary of War Panetta said in a Feb. 1 exit interview with USA Today, when asked what effects looming cuts will have on the War Department if Congress fails to reach a budget deal by March 1.

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The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power

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By George Friedman
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

There is the crisis of unemployment in Europe. The Europeans agree that this is the core problem and Americans argue that the United States has the same problem, asserting that U.S. unemployment is twice as high as the government's official unemployment rate. My counterargument is that unemployment in the United States is not a problem in the same sense that it is in Europe because it does not pose a geopolitical threat. The United States does not face political disintegration from unemployment, whatever the number is. Europe might.

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