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Oppose Destruction of the Home of a Family of 18 Palestinians | Rabbi Arik Ascherman

In trying to lift up what we can learn from each one of them, I recall that we are taught that Aaron was a peacemaker.

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Battleground States  | Kathy Kelly

The global pandemic emphasizes for us all the interconnectivity of our global society and the folly, wastefulness, and moral failure of war in all forms.

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What Police Get From Israeli Training | Jeff Halper

As the US police become "Israelized," the American people become "Palestinianized."

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Moving Street Protests from Futility to Utility | Ralph Nader

The nationwide street protests following the gruesome murder of George Floyd, who was pinned to ...

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Notable Peace News

Baltimore and Tucson Branches Remember Pat Birnie | WILPF

Long active with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and leader of the G.E. Stockholders Alliance, Pat also protested nuclear weapons at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physical Lab.

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Police reform begins with cutting Pentagon money, militarization program | USAToday

'Throwing weapons and money at problems — especially without appropriate oversight mechanisms — never makes things better and usually makes things much worse.'

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Spending bill would block funding for nuclear testing | TheHill

A spending bill released by House Democrats would ban funding from being used to conduct a nuclear test.

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‘Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister’s Wedding Day’ | Democracy Now!

What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took...

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Events

Protest against the annexation plan and occupation of Palestine at 4 p.m. Friday, July 10, Capitol Building, Hartford, CT

We cannot stand idly while Israel continues to strip the Palestinian people of their land and basic human rights.

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International 1MIN4PEACE invites you to join a mega planetary meditation to send love to humanity | 1min4peace.org

The International 1MIN4PEACE organization invites you to join a mega planetary meditation online. Let’s all unite and meditate together to send love to humanity.

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Virtual Summit on Building a United Racial Justice Movement, from the US to Palestine July 18

War Resisters League to co-sponsor Beyond Connecting the Dots: A Virtual Summit hosted by Eyewitness Palestine July 18

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Global actions against Israeli annexation and to defend Palestine: Endorse the call and add your event | Samidoun

To endorse the international appeal from Palestinians under Israeli occupation, or to inform the world of your local event, please click to read more

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Disarmament

Spending bill would block funding for nuclear testing | TheHill

A spending bill released by House Democrats would ban funding from being used to conduct a nuclear test.

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Trump could lose election by authorizing a nuclear test | National Interest

The potential electoral risks for authorizing or supporting a nuclear test are real for Trump, U.S. congressional candidates, and politicians around the world.

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Barbara Lee Speaks for Me: Cut the Pentagon budget! | Win Without War

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced bold new legislation calling for a $350 BILLION dollar cut to the Pentagon budget.

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Dismantle the war economy | openDemocracy

Funneling trillions of dollars into institutions designed to violently protect the status quo does not make ourselves, our loved ones, or our communities safer.

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Middle East

‘Israeli Forces Killed My Cousin on His Sister’s Wedding Day’ | Democracy Now!

What we understand is that Ahmed lost control of his car or was confused while he was in his car. That was all it took...

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Global actions against Israeli annexation and to defend Palestine: Endorse the call and add your event | Samidoun

To endorse the international appeal from Palestinians under Israeli occupation, or to inform the world of your local event, please click to read more

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We can’t breathe until we’re free! Palestinians stand in solidarity with Black Americans | BDS Movement

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the ...

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Call to Action! Week of Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2020

Call to Action! Week of Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2020

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Human Rights

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Latin America

Economy

Barbara Lee Speaks for Me: Cut the Pentagon budget! | Win Without War

Congresswoman Barbara Lee has introduced bold new legislation calling for a $350 BILLION dollar cut to the Pentagon budget.

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Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid | WEB OF DEBT BLOG

BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries ... and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve.

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Sunrise Movement activists holding a #PeoplesBailout demonstration. (Facebook/Sunrise Movement)

The established order has never been weaker — movements need to get to work | Waging Nonviolence

The job for organizers then is to build a bridge from this crisis to the Green New Deal future.

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Letting the Pentagon Loose With Your Tax Dollars | TomDispatch

... When you also include war and security costs buried in the budgets of other agencies, the actual proposed new Pentagon budget comes in at more than $1.2 trillion ....

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Africa

Félicien Kabuga: Rwanda genocide suspect arrested in France | BBC News

Félicien Kabuga, one of the most wanted suspects of the Rwandan genocide, has been arrested ...

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Luanda Leaks | ICIJ

How Africa's richest woman exploited family ties, shell companies and inside deals to build an empire Isabel dos Santos made a fortune at the expense of the Angolan people.

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Prospects for revolution in Africa’s 55 countries | Waging Nonviolence

An overview of the current political situation in 55 African countries shows that many movements are making gains in the struggle against authoritarianism.

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Asia

Conventional wisdom says Turkey won’t go nuclear. That might be wrong. | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Ask 10 experts on Turkish politics whether the United States should worry about Ankara’s nuclear weapons ambitions and you’ll likely hear 10 denials.

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Beijing Tightens Grip on Hong Kong: Daily Brief | Human Rights Watch

Beijing has passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong.

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North Korean Flag in Geneva Switzerland

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea | Reuters

More than 10 million people, or 40% of the population, need humanitarian aid, she said. The WFP hopes to reach 1.2 million people there with food rations this year.

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The Bureau presses Number 10 to release the delayed Russia report | TBIJ

“It’s absolutely disgraceful,” said Sir Malcolm Rifkind, a Conservative former foreign secretary and ISC chair from 2010 to 2015. “I’m bemused as to why it’s taking so long."

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