September 27, 2012 -- (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
- Judge rules Arizona can enforce strict provision to immigration law (Reuters)
- Worrisome levels of arsenic in rice (Consumer Reports)
- Massive tumors in rats fed genetically modified corn (CA Right to Know blog)
- More than 1,000 pastors plan to challenge IRS by endorsing candidates (Fox)
- As tax credit wanes, jobs vanish in wind power industry (New York Times)
- Tesla offers free solar travel with new super-charged tech (RawStory)
- Senators to Hilary: Show us the ambassador’s cables (ForeignPolicy)
- Mormons want to expel Romney critic (Daily Beast)
- Whose next in line for a kidney transplant? The answer is changing (NPR)
- Out with color: Islamists force Timbuktu women to wear black veils or face corporal punishment (Observers)
- Fake Italian pilot traveled in cockpit, police say (Reuters)
- Marijuana and cancer: Researchers find cannabis stops metastasis in aggressive forms of cancer (Huffington Post)
- Report: restrictions on religious views rise worldwide (Jerusalem Post)
- Second day of anti-Japan attacks rock China (NPR)
- Man held in revenge plot over Muslim cartoons (Christian Science Monitor)
- Russia reveals shiny state secret: It’s awash in diamonds (Christian Science Monitor)
- Pakistani TV stations air a real ‘made in USA’ video. Will it calm violence? (Christian Science Monitor)
- The terrorist veto (City Journal)
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By Mia Myklebust
“Stop the drones.” – Mossaret Qadeem, Amn-o-nisa implores
May 30, 2012 (San Diego) -- Dressed in brightly colored robes and hijabs, the women of Amn-o-nisa make a powerful statement with their presence alone. These 11 Pakistani women have come to the United States for the second time to spread their message of peace and international cooperation.
The name Amn-o-nisa translates to “women for peace,” which is the message the group hoped to spread on their visit to the U.S. The group visited Washington D.C., San Diego and Los Angeles and met with political figures including Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein.