At a fundraiser, so the story goes, George Clooney found himself deep in conversation with the 44th President of the United States. Not wanting to waste such a rare opportunity with greatness, the espresso salesman donned his most wistful air, narrowed his gaze, cocked one eyebrow and asked: 1,899 more words
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As I’ve said before, the Pacific islands are a dramatically underrepresented location and peoples. From media to science, international organizations to art, every industry is lacking in the way they integrate and represent island nations. 293 more words
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Apparently the nuclear “haves” want to do anything possible to stay away from this conference — they don’t want to go anywhere near anything that might suggest that they do, indeed, need to disarm.
The 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Rome this weekend. Co-presidents Ira Helfand and Tilman Ruff represented IPPNW. The Summit issued strong language condemning nuclear weapons and called for a treaty to ban them as part of a statement published at the conclusion of the meeting. 260 more words
IPPNW co-president Ira Helfand spoke about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear war at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit, held in Rome this weekend. 159 more words