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Keystone XL Amendment Vote Shows Small Step Forward on Climate

By Emily Wirzba on 01/28/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: environment, energy

For the past several weeks, the Senate has been debating S.1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act. While we don't support the pipeline, there were some significant votes on amendments that are promising for the future of bipartisan action on climate change.

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The Failure of Security Assistance – From Latin America to North Africa

The Failure of Security Assistance – From Latin America to North Africa

By Sean Langberg on 01/27/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: military aid, mexico

Last June, Mexican security forces allegedly executed 15 suspected gang members in Tlatlaya and then tortured and sexually assaulted two witnesses.

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War on Terror is Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Violence

War on Terror is Not the Answer to Nigeria’s Violence

By Kate Edelen on 01/22/2015 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: Nigeria

A January 13th Washington Post editorial titled “Boko Haram’s Campaign of Terror is only Getting Worse” argues that it’s past time for a wake-up call in addressing violence in Nigeria.

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Money in Politics: What have we learned in the past five years?

Money in Politics: What have we learned in the past five years?

By Hannah Evans on 01/21/2015 @ 09:30 AM

Tags: campaign finance, domestic, elections

Wednesday is the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC; what have we learned five years later?

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The State of the Union Is...

The State of the Union Is...

By Diane Randall on 01/20/2015 @ 01:07 PM

Tags: Diane, War is Not the Answer, immigration, budget, ppdc

Like millions of Americans, we're looking forward to hearing the State of the Union address tonight.

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5 Opportunities for Peace in 2015

5 Opportunities for Peace in 2015

By Allyson Neville-Morgan, Kate Edelen, Maiya Zwerling and Sean Langberg on 01/09/2015 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, Iran, CAR, Nigeria, Burundi

2014 was a year rife with deadly conflict. Rebellions, violent extremism, and state violence killed many and displaced more. However, 2015 presents many opportunities for peace.

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Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness

Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness

By Elizabeth Beavers and Maggie O'Donnell on 01/07/2015 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: militarism, police militarization, SMLEA

Last week, two police officers were shot and killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Tensions over nation-wide civilian protests calling for police reform have come to a boiling point. At FCNL, we reflect on the importance of nonviolence in achieving true change.

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Maiya Zwerling

5 Ways You Helped Make the World Safer in 2014

By Maiya Zwerling on 01/02/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: iran, middle east, war is not the answer

Our world is already safer because of U.S.-Iran diplomacy. As I reflect on a year of excitement and progress, I am keenly aware of the critical role the FCNL network has played in ensuring our elected officials stand on the right side of history. Here are 5 ways FCNL's citizen advocates helped make diplomacy work with Iran in 2014.

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Emily Wirzba

Best of 2014: Climate Edition

By Emily Wirzba on 12/30/2014 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: environment, energy

2014 has been quite the year for climate action. From the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to a historic agreement reached with China, it is clear that the United States is making tangible progress in addressing climate change. Momentum has been growing, and will continue to build as we look ahead to 2015.

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No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

By Hannah Evans on 12/18/2014 @ 09:30 AM

Tags: immigration, domestic

As we rejoice in this holy time, let us not forget the refugee children and mothers in family detention centers, those who have no place to call home for the holidays.

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