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Category Archives: World Commmunity

Biden administration reportedly now willing to send U.S. made Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Excerpt: The U.S. has already agreed to provide Strykers and Bradleys to Ukraine. The Abrams is the final frontier with respect to what the U.S. can offer in terms of armored vehicles.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mr. Zelenskyy goes to Washington: D.C. offers a warm welcome to the President of Ukraine

Excerpt: Making his first trip abroad since the escalation of the war Putin began many years ago in an attempt to gobble up Ukrainian territory and weaken the second largest country in Europe, Zelenskyy explained in a series of appearances that Ukraine is fighting against autocracy and oppression on behalf of the entire free world and needs all of the help that it can get from allies like the United States. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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An overwhelming majority of King County voters oppose the Kroger/Albertsons merger

Excerpt: 68% of respondents surveyed for NPI by Change Research said they opposed the merger, while just 17% said they supported it. Nearly half (48%) said they were strongly opposed, while only 5% were strongly supportive.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Six factors that could impact the trajectory of Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This October 31st update looks at six factors that could impact the trajectory of the conflict instigated by the dictator of the Russian Federation, which has claimed thousands of lives and contributed to inflation around the globe.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Elon Musk takes over Twitter after reportedly completing acquisition, begins firing people

Excerpt: The megabillionaire completed his acquisition of the social networking platform this evening after a failed attempt to back out of the deal that he struck several months ago, which prompted a lawsuit by Twitter to force him to honor the terms of the deal and buy out the shareholders.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Federal government should move swiftly to thwart Kroger/Albertsons merger

Excerpt: The Department of Justice should fight this merger -- including in court if necessary -- to uphold our antitrust laws, defend U.S. households from anticompetitive business practices, and protect the shareholders of these companies from executives' counterproductive empire-building ambitions. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Pope Francis journeys to Alberta to apologize for “the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous peoples”

Excerpt: With his statements, the Pope answered a 2015 recommendation by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which called for accountability and apology for the “spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit and Metis children from Catholic-run residential schools.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Book Review: It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful relates how art helped combat AIDS

Excerpt: Lowery chronicles the art installations by the collective Gran Fury, including Kissing Doesn’t Kill and All People With Aids are Innocent, while also describing the tragic consequences AIDS was having on the members themselves.
Written by:Alexa Moormeier
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Putin’s war in Ukraine isn’t going well, but with no free press to hold him accountable, public opinion isn’t turning against him

Excerpt: Former U.S. Representative Don Bonker explains how Russia's lack of a free press has allowed Vladimir Putin to manipulate public opinion in his favor even though Putin's murderous war in Ukraine isn't getting results for the Kremlin.
Written by:Don Bonker
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Vladimir Putin affirms intent to continue waging his murderous war in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This April 13th update discusses Vladimir Putin's recent comments at the Vostochny Cosmodrome and the strategic withdrawal of Russian forces away from the capital of Kyiv.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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It’s been one month since Putin escalated his murderous invasion of Ukraine. Can its defenders repel Russia’s attacks?

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 24th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is the stress test of an epoch for Earth’s democracies

Excerpt: In this commentary, NPI Advisory Councilmember Gael Tarleton discusses Vladimir Putin's war of aggression against the Ukrainian people and the importance of stamina in achieving a long-term effective response from NATO and the world community.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Attack on Kyiv remains stalled, but other cities are suffering under Russian occupation

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 13th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukrainian forces continue to grimly repel Vladimir Putin’s invaders as war drags on

Excerpt: This March 6th update discusses recent events in Ukraine, which had been under attack by Vladimir Putin Moscow-based regime for a week and a half as of press time.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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