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China’s Takeover of the Port of Piraeus in Greece

In mid-2016 the Chinese ocean shipping company COSCO succeeded in acquiring a controlling stake in the Greek port of Piraeus. This was the culmination of more than a decade of preparation and prior part ownership, and it represents an important piece in the complex jigsaw of China’s One Belt One Road internationalization strategy linking Europe [...]

U.S. citizens must know what their government is doing with the tax dollars

Jennifer Harbury talking: when my husband was captured alive by the Guatemalan Army the CIA notified the White House the State Department and numerous other U.S. agencies six days after his capture in 1992 saying what an amazing prisoner. He's very important. He probably has a great deal of very important information and the army [...]

What Does War Generate?

At an April, 2017 Symposium on Peace in Nashville, TN, Martha Hennessy spoke about central tenets of Maryhouse, a home of hospitality in New York City, where Martha often lives and works. Every day, the community there tries to abide by the counsels of Dorothy Day, Martha’s grandmother, who co-founded houses of hospitality and a [...]

Protest against hydropower plant in Sumatra

Dozens of indigenous people gathered in a village in western Indonesia last month to protest against the development of a planned 510-megawatt hydroelectric dam that threatens to evict them from land they hold sacred. The protest, which took place Aug. 24 in Luat Lombang village of North Sumatra’s Sipirok subdistrict, turned sour as violence erupted [...]