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  • Gleen Greenwald on Bradley Manning, SF Gay Pride, and Political Values

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    Glenn Greenwald's essay is particularly interesting in the light of the Salman Rushdie Op-Ed that we posted yesterday, in which he pointed out how we prioritize physical courage over moral courage.Read Glenn Greenwald's whole piece at Common Dreams.Here are the first two paragraphs of Greenwald's essay.News reportsyesterday indicatedthatBradley Manning, widely known to be gay, had been selected to be one of the Grand Marshals of the annual San Francisco gay pride parade, named by the LGBT Pride Celebration
  • Salman Rushdie on Moral Courage

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    In an Op-Ed in The New York Times, Salman Rushdie writes, " We find it easier, in these confused times, to admire physical bravery than moral courage -- the courage of the life of the mind, or of public figures."Mr. Rushdie goes on to assert that, "Political courage, nowadays, is almost always ambiguous.
  • The Rules dot Org Breaks Down the Global Wealth Gap

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    Get this: The richest 300 people in the world have more wealth than 3 billion poor people around the world. Therules.org suggests we change the rules. But how?
  • David Swanson Interviews Rob Shetterly

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    Listen to David Swanson, host of "Talk Nation Radio" interview Rob Shetterly: Past Talk Nation Radio shows are all available free and complete at http://davidswanson.org/talknationradio
  • David Swanson: Iraq War Among World´s Worst Events

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    Read David Swanson´s piece on why the Iraq War is among the world´s worst events. This page also includes more video and analysis from the March 18, 2013 event at Busboys and Poets, where Swanson´s AWTT portrait was unveiled. Speakers included Andy Shalal, Iraqi-American and Busboys and Poets Founder, Leah Bolger, former president of Veterans for Peace, Swanson, and Rob Shetterly, artist and founder of Americans Who Tell the Truth.
  • Zinn Education Project: Teaching the Iraq War

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    The Zinn Education Project, in conjunction with Rethinking School and Teaching for Change, has published an article by Bill Bigelow on "How Not To Teach the Iraq War."Writes Bigelow:In 2006, with U.S.
  • David Swanson Portrait Unveiling: Videos

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    March 18, 2003 Washington, D.C.: Watch Robert Shetterly describe the Americans Who Tell the Truth project at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC at the event at which David Swanson´s portrait was unveiled and that commemorated the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Question and Answer Period 1 Question and Answer Period 2
  • Students Managing Their Own Loans?

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    Everywhere I go now I hear tales of anguish, anger and fear from college students who are facing years of debt payments after they graduate. Like so many systems in our culture, invented with at least the partial aim of enhancing freedom and democracy, the student loan system has become a means of debt slavery and social engineering. Think of the early days of television and the hopes for its ability to educate, communicate and entertain.
  • When Security is Justice: Because the Bible Told Me So

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    We humans constantly are telling ourselves stories about moral and immoral behavior. Many of the most memorable -- if only because of repetition -- are from the Bible. From them we learn about moral courage and cowardice, about wisdom and folly, about when to obey and when to rebel. And, of course, most Bible stories tell us to believe in God. But God -- He/She/It -- is so many things at once: God is Love, God is Nature, God is Truth. How can I believe in all these things at the same time?
  • Thoughts on John Kiriakou whose Portrait will be Unveiled January 23, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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    On January 25th, 2013 in Washington, D.C., former CIA agent John Kiriakou (see his portrait here) will be sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for revealing the name of an undercover CIA agent. On the eve of that sentencing, Americans Who Tell the Truth and the Government Accountability Project are unveiling his portrait (see details here) as the newest in the AWTT portrait series.