The Party That Cares

JFK

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

John F. Kennedy

MLK

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

BHO

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

Barack Obama

Obama says will ensure freedom of navigation in South China Sea

Still image from a United States Navy video purportedly shows Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands

HANOI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Washington would stand with partners to ensure freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea and, without mentioning China by name, said big nations should not bully smaller ones. He was speaking on the second day of a visit to Vietnam, where on Monday he announced the complete lifting of the United State’s ban on sales of lethal weapons to the Southeast Asian country. (Writing by John Chalmers; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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Greece starts evacuating squalid Idomeni migrant camp

Children sit in the boot of a bus as they wait to board in order to leave the refugee and migrant makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonia border near the village of Idomeni on May, 23 2016

At least 200 police started clearing Greece’s squalid Idomeni camp Tuesday on the border with Macedonia, where over 8,400 migrants are living, according to AFP. No force was used as officers, who started to arrive at the camp Monday, urged migrants to leave their tents and board buses to take them to shelters. Officials have said 6,000 spots are available at reception centres, and that most of the migrants are to be moved to camps at former industrial facilities near Greece’s second city Thessaloniki over 10 days.

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May 24, 1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens

After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester A. Arthur and New York Governor Grover Cleveland. Designed by the late John A. Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge was the largest suspension bridge ever built to that date.

John Roebling, born in Germany in 1806, was a great pioneer in the design of steel suspension bridges. …read more

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