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1968 San Francisco Student Strike

Documentary: 1968 San Francisco Student Strike
Jonathan Craig

The 1968 student-led strike in San Francisco was the longest campus strike in United States history. The five-month event defined the University’s core values of equity and social justice, laid the groundwork for establishment of the College of Ethnic Studies, and inspired the establishment of ethnic studies classes and programs at other universities throughout the country.

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Looking Back on World War I One Hundred Years Later

World War I

Four Mixed Messages

[Prefatory Note: A few days ago I gave a lecture in that was the second annual occasion honoring the memory of a beloved New Zealand peace activist, Dorothy Brown. My host for the occasion was the National Centre of Peace and International Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, where two days later I gave another lecture, “Obstacles to Peace in the Middle East.”]

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Obama's 'secret' letter to the Ayatollah

Ali Khamenei

by Dr. Massoumeh Torfeh

Why should the president of the only superpower in the world feel it necessary to write a "secret" letter to his counterpart in another country? Indeed Barack Obama's reported letter to Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, is intriguing and shows the level of pressure he must be under to have to act under cover.

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'Death to Iran'

Iran sanctions

Over Airline Passenger Safety

International air travelers in flights over Asia could well be in danger from a recent policy change enacted by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), this as the latter puts Israel’s “death to Iran” policy seemingly ahead of even airline passenger safety.

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The Sorosazzi do Protest Too Much

Reyhaneh Jabbari

by N Wahid Azal

If the Italian term paparazzi (first coined by Federico Fellini in his film La Dolce Vita) [1] has gained a certain notoriety of meaning in our times, it is perhaps time to coin a similar neologism that accurately reflects the partiality and double-standards of those elite Western (corporate controlled) faux-left, liberal mainstream discourses on human rights.

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