UN and Disarmament: Will Obama Get Real? 9/23/09

On Thursday, President Obama is chairing the United Nations Security Council meeting on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. ALICE SLATER, http://www.wagingpeace.org New York director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Slater said: "On nuclear proliferation,...

From the Brazilian Embassy in Honduras 9/22/09

ANDRES CONTERIS, http://nonviolentaction.net/?p=290 Conteris is in the Brazilian embassy in Honduras, where Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has taken refuge. Conteris is the director of the Program on the Americas for Nonviolence International. He worked as a human...

Assessing McChrystal and Afghanistan 9/23/09

ANN WRIGHT, [currently in NYC] Wright, a former State Department diplomat and retired Army colonel, is going to Afghanistan with a delegation on Friday. Among her numerous assignments, Wright helped re-open the U.S. embassy in Kabul in 2001. She resigned from the...

UN, G-20 and Climate Change – 9/21

Climate change is expected to play a central role in meetings of the United Nations and G-20 this week. ANASTASIA PINTO, ORIN LANGELLE, http://globaljusticeecology.org HALLIE BOAS, In Pittsburgh until Wednesday, Pinto is executive director of the Center for...

Pittsburgh and G-20 Protests – 9/21

CHARLES McCOLLESTER, http://www.pointofpittsburgh.com McCollester, author of "The Point of Pittsburgh: Production and Struggle at the Forks of the Ohio," just wrote the piece "There are plenty of reasons to protest the G-20: The global economic system has...