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Category Archives: World Commmunity

Book Review: Fallout: Conspiracy, Cover-Up and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Peter Watson's Fallout, which argues that "the atomic bomb was the unnecessary product of mistrust and deceit between World War II allies".
Written by:David A Johnson
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*This* is what leadership looks like: New Zealand is banning military-grade guns

Excerpt: It's truly refreshing to see a country's leadership take swift and decisive action to improve gun safety laws in the aftermath of a horrific mass shooting.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Republican-controlled U.S. Senate votes to rebuke Donald Trump over Yemen war

Excerpt: On March 13th, 2019, the U.S. Senate behaved like the legislative body it's supposed to be instead of a bureau of the Trump White House.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Boeing backpedals as United States finally joins rest of world in grounding the 737 MAX

Excerpt: The 737 MAX, Boeing's next generation narrow body jet, has been grounded in the United States following the fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “Silas” will take you inside the fight against corruption in Liberia

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Silas" a documentary about the fight against corruption and exploitation in Liberia.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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BREAKTHROUGH: U.S. House votes to stop abetting Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war

Excerpt: The success of House Joint Resolution 37 is a rare use of the War Powers Act approved by Congress in 1973 and passed into law over Nixon's veto.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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More right wing terrorism: Refugee hating extremist attacks Pittsburgh synagogue

Excerpt: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that an individual matching the name of the shooter had threatened to attack the synagogue on the right wing social media platform Gab.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI poll finds 69% of Washingtonians favor life in prison alternatives to the death penalty

Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians would rather send convicted murderers to prison for life than execute them, a recent poll commissioned by the Northwest Progressive Institute has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Salish Sea threatened by Canada’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline

Excerpt: The expansion of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline is a threat to the Salish Sea that should not be allowed to become yesterday's news.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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SIFF Documentary Reviews: “Afghan Cycles” and “The Poetess” tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East

Excerpt: Read NPI's reviews of two films screened at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival that tell the stories of groundbreaking women in the Middle East.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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SIFF Documentary Review: “The Most Dangerous Year” highlights the urgency of the fight for transgender rights

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "The Most Dangerous Year", premiering at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Torturer Gina Haspel will be installed as new CIA head thanks to renegade Democrats

Excerpt: Despite the opposition of Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona, the United States Senate today voted to confirm torturer Gina Haspel to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, further harming the United States' international standing and handing Donald Trump another victory.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Disturbing Senate confirmation hearing shows why Pompeo should not be confirmed

Excerpt: Pompeo seems more interested in pleasing Donald Trump and hiding whatever members of the Foreign Relations Committee want to know about their secret meeting regarding Mueller's investigation. He should not be confirmed.
Written by:Essie Hicks
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LANDMARK VICTORY: Washington State Senate votes to abolish the death penalty!

Excerpt: In a landmark victory for human rights and dignity, the Washington State Senate made history today by approving legislation that would abolish the death penalty, ending the barbaric practice of executing people as a punishment for crimes.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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