Peace

Environment

Columnists

We need green jobs, not a fracked gas power plant in Killingly | Melinda Tuhus

It’s time for bold action, and not a moment too soon; in fact, it’s almost too late. But much better late than never.

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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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Is Khurban (Destruction) Ever Necessary? Shabbat Nakhamu | Rabbi Arik Ascherman

What do we need to feel comfort on Shabbat Nakhamu (Nakhamu, Nakhamu ami-Comfort, comfort my ...

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Pipelines, Politics and the Power of Indigenous Protest | Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, Democracy Now!

If we are to avoid catastrophic climate change, we have to leave the oil, gas and coal in the ground.

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Notable Peace News

Criminal Negligence in Beirut | IPA

This explosion was caused by the criminal negligence of men -- encouraged by a political system designed to build clients and not see citizens.

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Fight Coronavirus Not Wars | Lindsey German, stopwar.org

In a time when there are huge threats to the health of millions, it seems incredible that war machines are still grinding on

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Conservative TV networks backtrack after touting Qanon, Plandemic conspiracies | Axios

Kara Fischer of Axios looks at how conversative TV news spreads conspiracy theories.

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Bruce G. Blair, acclaimed expert on the risks of nuclear war, dies at 72 | Princeton

Bruce Blair, an internationally renowned scholar and expert on the risks of accidental nuclear war, died on July 19 following a severe stroke. He was 72.

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Events

Campaign Nonviolence National Conference 2020 Aug. 6, 7, 8 | Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service

The August 8th Conference will be translated live in Spanish on a separate audio channel ...

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Hiroshima-Nagasaki 75th annual commemoration events continuing through Aug. 9

All told, BeyondNuclear has posted about 30 separate announcements, from across the U.S., from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Click for more info. ...

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Cuban doctors helped save Chernobyl’s children in ‘Un Traductor’ | Beyond Nuclear

See the deeply moving feature film, Un Traductor, that tells their story and join the directors and experts for a live discussion

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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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Disarmament

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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Still Here | horoshimanagasaki75.org

We are a group of organizations and individuals working together to mark the anniversaries of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Trinity nuclear test.

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TAKE ACTION: Tell the House to Vote Against Nuclear Testing | armscontrol.org

The first U.S. nuclear test blast in 28 years would raise tensions with Russia and China and almost certainly trigger an outbreak of nuclear testing by other countries

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The lasting effects of working with nuclear weapons | WCAX.com

Vets did talk about it, and some even got compensation from the Government because of the on-going health problems they face.

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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

Peace in the Arts

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

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

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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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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