War & Peace

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Tony Blair pictured at the Munich Security Conference 2014. (Photo: Marc Müller/cc)
International charity Save the Children is facing uproar, including from internal staff, for granting the "global legacy award" to former UK Prime Minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair. The award was given to Blair by the U.S. arm of the organization at a gala in New York City last week. Save the Children, which claims "protecting children...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Soldiers at Forward Operating Base in Baylough, Afghanistan, June 16, 2010. (Photo: DoD/Public Domain)
President Obama announced in May that U.S. "combat operations" in Afghanistan...
Jim Lobe, IPS News
WASHINGTON - Buoyed by the failure of the U.S. and five other powers to reach a...

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On a day meant for joy, so much pain for so many. In New York, the families of three unarmed black men shot down by police - Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Akai Gurley - met, mourned, prayed and called for change. Summoning extraordinary dignity, Michael Brown Sr. has urged calm, delivered turkeys, and exhorted others to "continue to lift your voices with us." For him and all the others, a homegrown flash mob in a Maine grocery store. Hug your kids, work for change.