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Why There's A Media Blackout On The Native American Oil Pipeline Blockade

Submitted by Nick Bernabe via, As the Lakota Sioux continue their peaceful blockade of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the story’s absence from the national media narrative is palpable. Considering the corporate...Show More Summary

Rapprochement with Iran Continues to Advance Peace (Not Really)

[guest post by JVW] We’ve slayed a lot of electrons on this site lamenting President Obama’s ridiculous and self-serving overtures to the Islamic Republic of Iran despite the provocations, prevarications, agitations, and humiliations that Iran has treated us to since the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” was signed last year. Meanwhile, we have been subject […]

One year after peace deal, South Sudan 'worse off'

On anniversary of South Sudan's peace deal, the head of the agreement's monitoring body says fighting halted progress.

The Colombia Accord: When Negotiations and Concessions are Necessary

Paul R. Pillar Colombia Terrorism, Latin America The peace accord between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC deserves our applause and our support. It makes possible the end of one of the longest-running wars in the Western hemisphere. Show More Summary

Kerry, Lavrov: 'Close' on Syrian Peace Agreement

Speaking in Geneva on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart US Secretary of State John Kerry said they are "close" to a Syrian peace agreement, but still have differences to work through.

War ‘Has Become a Permanent Condition’ for the United States

8 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Jane Stillwater At the annual Veterans For Peace convention, speakers such as Oliver Stone, Andrew Bracevich and Ann Jones discussed public relation campaigns in support of war and the struggles American veterans face.

Mechanic: Resurrection – Fun Action Flick Proves You Don’t Need a $200 Million Mission: Impossible Budget!

Mission: Resurrection stars Jason Statham, returning as Arthur Bishop, an assassin whose specialty was making his kills look like an accident. At the end of Mechanic, he had faked his own death so that he could retire in peace. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Syrian Peace Talks in Geneva

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet in Geneva to discuss terms for ending the five-year war in Syria.

Peace Deal Ends War in Colombia

President Barack Obama and U.S. lawmakers are hailing a historic peace deal reached between the government of Colombia and the leftist rebels of the FARC movement. The agreement comes after significant U.S. investment in Colombia, and, if approved by voters, would end the longest-running armed conflict in the Americas. Show More Summary

Philippines and Maoist rebels sign indefinite ceasefire

The Philippines has agreed a peace deal with Maoist rebels to end one of Asia's longest running insurgencies.

FARC Peace Accord to Benefit Colombia’s Economy - Fitch

Successful implementation of the peace deal reached with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group will benefit Colombia’s economy in the medium to long term, Fitch Ratings agency said in a press release on Friday.

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action. After 50 years of conflict, the government of Colombia and the FARC have reached a peace agreement, but it needs to be ratified in a national referendum. Why to test … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

France's Burkini Ban Overturned as Suits Pose No Risk to Peace, Order - Court

The decision to overturn the ban on full-body burkini bathing suits, originally designed for Muslim women, in a French town was based on the conclusion that wearing such garments does not constitute a breach of public order, the Council of State, the France's highest court, stated in a press release Friday.

Colombia's FARC rebels face tricky return under peace deal

CORDILLERA ORIENTAL, Colombia (Reuters) - After three decades fighting in the remote mountains of Colombia for a Marxist revolution, 60-year-old FARC rebel Cesar Gonzalez must now return to a society he barely recognizes.

Review: Birchwood Casey Universal Rifle Cleaning Kit

15 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Outdoorhub

Having a clean hunting rifle is important, not only for the rifles accuracy, but also for peace of mind that it will function properly when called upon. Yet when traveling far from home, keeping that rifle in top shape can be an issue without a good portable rifle cleaning kit. Show More Summary

‘We Want to Live in Peace’: Serbian President Offers Olive Branch to Croatia

In an interview with Sputnik Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic commented on the statements by Croatia’s ex-Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic who, during a meeting with Croatian veterans of the 1992-1995 war, called Serbs “small fry.”

Delta Jumps Into Political Fray with a Lofty Patriotic Meditation from the Sky

16 hours agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

Overwhelmed as we are with wacky politicals, terrorist hysteria, a looming police state and social media's unending attacks on our peace of mind, more than a few of us feel outsized pressure to do something—or at least say something—even when we normally wouldn't. This apparently applies to brands, too. Show More Summary

FIVE DECADES OF WAR IN COLUMBIA: The Economist looks at the August 24th peace deal and calls it “a s…

FIVE DECADES OF WAR IN COLUMBIA: The Economist looks at the August 24th peace deal and calls it “a somewhat just peace.” StrategyPage examined the deal earlier in the month (August 8). As The Economist notes, the date for the referendum has now been set: October 2.

The US has blurred the lines on assassination for decades

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki Moon, is set to open a new investigation into the death of former secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold, whose plane crashed during a peace mission in the Congo in September 1961. New documents have surfaced that seem to implicate the CIA – which should, perhaps, not...

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