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Living As If Another World Were Possible: Goodbye, David Graeber! | Daniel Fischer

“[T]o live as a rebel—in the constant awareness of the possibilities of revolutionary transformation, and amongst those who dream of it—is surely the best way one can live.” ~ David Graeber

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Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Truths as Revolution | Mazin Qumsiyeh

As for us common people, it is time to "revolt against the machine" as the old song used to say OR we will all not survive (even our oppressors will die with us).

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Needed: Indicators for Measuring Injustice and Societal Decay | Ralph Nader

"The more Americans know where their country is heading, the more they may just want to work for a better future...."

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China & the US: 21st Century’s ‘Great Game’ | Conn Hallinan

The Chinese leadership may be waking to the fact that they need allies, not adversaries.

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Notable Peace News

Noam Chomsky: ‘There’s never been a moment in human history’ like this one | TheHill

World-renowned scholar and activist Noam Chomsky said humans are living through the darkest and most ...

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Trump: US administration is hungry for war with Iran | The Independent

Amazing piece by Negar Mortazavi! We have got to do everything we can to make sure Trump never gets his way on this.

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What the movement to defund police can learn from Baltimore’s corrupt gun task force | WNV

"For a lot of the people in our book, what the police did to them was only the beginning."

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How a newspaper in Hong Kong is responding to the crackdown | NYTimes, Apple Daily

“Apple will definitely keep fighting,” screamed a bold red banner headline in Tuesday’s edition.

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Events

International Day of Peace Celebration / Peace Monument Dedication | New Haven

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Peace as we dedicate a new Peace ...

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Gandhi Peace Award Ceremony Set for Tues., Nov. 17 Online

This year, the Gandhi Peace Award -- regarded as one of the most prestigious American peace prizes -- will honor Syria's rescue and medical workers.

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Abolition and Liberation: A conversation with Angela Davis and Jamal Juma’ Aug. 28

These speakers bring years of on-the-ground experience and strategic thinking to this conversation.

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The Impact of Israel’s Annexation Plans on Palestinian Research and Higher Education | Scientists For Palestine

Join this in-depth panel discussion with Palestinian colleagues on the impacts of Israel’s annexation plan in research and higher education in Palestine.

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Disarmament

Trump Admin Frustrated With Russia Over New START Negotiations | Antiwar.com

US is demanding unreasonable concessions from Moscow to renew treaty

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Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems | Future of Life Institute

There's an important conversation underway about how to shape the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems & where to draw the line in the use of lethal autonomy.

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‘Fallout’ Tells The Story Of The Journalist Who Exposed The ‘Hiroshima Cover-Up’ | NPR

Writer Lesley Blume, has a new book which tells the story of John Hersey's quest to bring the real story of Hiroshima to the American public, and the impact it had on the world's understanding of nuclear weapons.

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Reports on Trinity Test fallout, cancer cases to be released | APNews

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After years of research, the National Cancer Institute was poised Tuesday ...

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Middle East

No Ceasefire Until Cause of War is Discussed: Taliban Spokesman | TOLOnews

He said that the Taliban wants the establishment of an Islamic system in which the values of people of the country are reflected.

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Biden-Harris ticket a blow to Palestinian hopes | The Electronic Intifada

Palestine solidarity activists feared this moment. So, too, did a wide range of progressives.

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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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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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Human Rights

Peace in the Arts

Latin America

Economy

US calls for ‘significant’ jail time for Panama Papers tax crooks | ICIJ

“Every tax fraud is theft from the pockets of every taxpaying citizen of this nation,” prosecutors said.

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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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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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Africa

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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Egyptian Peacekeepers at Work in North Darfur, Sudan.

Dispatches from a world in turmoil | Nature

Writing from Syria, Bolivia, Sudan, Iran, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, Lebanon, Venezuela, Hong Kong and Catalonia, correspondents tell of altered priorities, day-to-day challenges and hope in the dark times.

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Asia

How a newspaper in Hong Kong is responding to the crackdown | NYTimes, Apple Daily

“Apple will definitely keep fighting,” screamed a bold red banner headline in Tuesday’s edition.

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Nuclear weapons: arms-control efforts need China | Nature

New ways of thinking about nuclear security and arms control are needed urgently, and for more than two players.

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India and China: Behind the Conflict | Conn Hallinan

There is no evidence that the US, India and China want a war, one whose effect on the international economy would make Covid-19 look like a mild head cold.

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Yemen continuous evaluation and learning (YCLE) project – Yemen | ReliefWeb

The Yemen Continuous Learning and Evaluation (YCLE) project evaluates the performance and results of USAID activities while helping USAID learn and adapt for improved effectiveness.

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