Yuri Gagarin, successfully orbited Earth, today in 1961

"Orbiting Earth in the spaceship, I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!" ~ Yuri Gagarin

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US President Obama phones Russian President Putin over Ukraine

Appeal for Peaceful Resolution in Ukraine

Ukraine is a European nation with strong historic ties to Russia. Armed conflict, whether internal or regional, is not in the best interests of the people of Ukraine or the region. All parties need to return to dialogue and resolve issues in a diplomatic manner. Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Deepest condolences to the people of Volgograd

"Our deepest condolences to the people of Volgograd and Russia. You are in our prayers. These attacks are yet another painful reminder of the work our Human Family still needs to do, to counter our species tendency to violence. Human Beings can be better than angels or worse than animals, let us strive to be…Read more Deepest condolences to the people of Volgograd

Daniel Ellsberg praises WikiLeaks

By Daniel Ellsberg, Frank Grevil, Katharine Gun, David MacMichael, Ray McGovern, Craig Murray, Coleen Rowley and Larry Wilkerson WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in. How far down the United States has slid can be seen, ironically enough, in…Read more Daniel Ellsberg praises WikiLeaks