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General News    H2'ed 7/4/14

Dennis Kucinich on the Iraq Crisis & What the U.S. Can Learn from Sweden's Political Diversity

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Former U.S. congressmember and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich speaks to Democracy Now! while in Sweden to observe the political festival Almedalen Week, which brings together people from all points on the political spectrum. Kucinich says the United States needs a similarly inclusive political process. 'You come here and you see so many different political persuasions represented, and our politics back at home are monochromatic,' Kucinich says. 'We need to awaken those sentiments in America and one way to do it is proportional representation.' On the crisis in Iraq, Kucinich says: 'If we learned anything from our experience, it should be that interventionism is not the wave of the future.' (Video)
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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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