Mazin Qumsiyeh (photo: Carolin Smith)

Quotable quotes | Mazin Qumsiyeh

Only a highly educated public can challenge this new globalized system of terror-racism-militarization leading to more of the same.

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Killing Blind | Kathy Kelly

The world can’t be blinded to attackers in a tank lunging through the gaping sockets, familiar to us from haunting pictures, of the hospital’s blackened windows and doors.

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2014 Outside SCSU Obama Talk (photo: Stanley Heller)

Is Keystone XL Dead? | Stanley Heller

While Obama has been talking a good game, when it comes to action he still has a disastrous “all of the above” strategy.

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I Owe My Life To My Attacker | Rabbi Arik Ascherman

I wanted to get a better position to document from afar this wanton destruction of fruit trees forbidden in the Torah.

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Notable Peace News


VIDEO: Will Europe Address the Muslims of Its ‘Marginalized Ghettos’? | Truthdig

Belgian-born Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, cites the “marginalized ghettos” in European cities where many migrants live.

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What ISIS Really Wants | The Atlantic

The Islamic State awaits the army of “Rome,” whose defeat at Dabiq, Syria, will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse.

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France at “War” | Richard Greeman, Counterpunch

… While declaring war, the Hollande government has outlawed anti-war demonstrations and peace assemblies, thus ...

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Interview with Radio Zamaneh: On the Syrian Democratic and Revolutionary Opposition | Syria Freedom Forever

Many individuals still maintain the dreams of the beginning of the revolution and its objectives: democracy, social justice, equality and no to sectarianism

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What an $8B Nuclear Bomb Upgrade Looks Like | PBS via Federation of American Scientists

The increased accuracy of the new guided B61-12 nuclear bomb could make the weapon “more useable” to the president or national-security making process.

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Braw US Military Nuclear Bases

US Upgrades Security at Nuclear Bases Near Syria | World Affairs Journal

Incirlik Air Base hosts 50 American tactical nuclear warheads, more than any other base in Europe. Aviano Air Base is thought to be hosting 25–35.

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Cut cruise missiles from the budget | The Washington Post

The Oct. 16 op-ed by William J. Perry and Andy Weber, “Kill the new cruise missile,” recognized that the president has an opportunity to increase the safety of the world.

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Nuclear War, Nuclear Winter, and Human Extinction | Federation Of American Scientists

Nuclear weapon states maintain and modernize nuclear arsenals, as their leaders remain silent about the threat that nuclear war poses to the human species.

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Middle East


JVP Supports the BDS Movement | Jewish Voice for Peace

JVP endorses the call from Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions as part of our work for freedom, justice and equality for all.

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Dr. Mads Gilbert in al Shifa hospital with Palestinian child. (Image: via CodePink)

Will Obama Give Israel Even More American Weapons and Dollars to Kill Palestinians? | Ann Wright via Common Dreams

According to a recent congressional report, Israel has received $124.3 billion in military assistance from the US since its founding in 1948.

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U.S. President Barack Obama with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, July 2014 (wikimedia)

Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom Stumbles | Conn Hallinan, Dispatches from the Edge

While it is still immensely wealthy, there are lots of bills coming due. It is not clear the Kingdom has the capital or the ability to meet them.

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The Sham Syrian peace Conference | Middle East Eye

The Syrian peace conference in Vienna misleads the world about the lack of any realistic solution to the war

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Human Rights

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Latin America




The Cuban Experiment in Urban & Organic Agriculture 3 p.m. Jan. 10, Rockfall, CT

Brian Tokar is an activist and author, director of the Institute for Social Ecology, and a lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont.

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Climate rally for renewable energy in Hartford at noon today, Nov. 21 |

People across Connecticut will rally at noon Nov. 21 at the State Capitol for 100% renewable energy for 100% of the people.

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San Levine, Chapter 91 rings 11 bells for peace, as part of the Arlington West Memorial

Armistice Day is Nov. 11 | United for Peace and Justice

Today, it seems, many of our leaders have forgotten that war is illegal. Please join Veterans For Peace in remembering this day’s original purpose and calling for an end to all wars.

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Urgent! Stop War 11 a.m. Nov. 11, New Haven | Greater New Haven Council

The Greater New Haven Peace Council urges you to join a vigil Wednesday Nov. 11 ...

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Engelhardt, Roads to Nowhere, Ghost Soldiers, and a $43 Million Gas Station in Afghanistan | TomDispatch

In the post-9/11 years, “reconstruction” and “war” have been euphemisms for what, in other countries, we would recognize as a massive system of corruption.

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Revan Pragustiawan, aged 9. His was one of 83 indigenous families evicted from their homes in Indonesia in August 2011. Photo: Kemal Jufri

Children Suffer as World Bank’s Borrowers Upend Their Lives | ICIJ

Children like Revan are one of the most vulnerable groups impacted by World Bank Group projects, but they often don't get the protection they need, human rights advocates said. The consequences can be devastating.

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Professors in Poverty | Brave New Films

Meet Dr. Wanda Evans-Brewer. She has been teaching for 20 years, has a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a PhD in Education. She is also living in poverty.

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Climate change threatens global financial crash | Climate News Network

The world’s most influential banker says an orderly switch from fossil fuels to renewables is needed to avoid turmoil on world stock markets.

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Stitching Korea Back Together | Jodie Evans, CodePink

The unresolved Korean conflict gives all governments in the region justification to further militarize and prepare for war, depriving funds for schools, hospitals, and the welfare of the people and the environment. That’s why women are walking for peace, to reunite families, and end the state of war in Korea.

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In this 2012 photo, Indian police officers prepare to remove a Greenpeace activist. India has barred the organisation from receiving foreign funds. Photograph: Uncredited/AP

Greenpeace India crackdown: US seeks ‘clarification’ on action against groups | The Guardian

Critics say New Delhi’s move to restrict funding to Greenpeace and the Ford Foundation is an attempt to stifle voices that oppose Narendra Modi’s views

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South Korea should free conscientious objectors to military service, Amnesty says | WaPo

The human rights group said that more than 600 South Korean men are imprisoned each year for being conscientious objectors, often with devastating social and economic consequences.

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Nomads depend on security to take their livestock to the pastures in the mountains that have been harboring PKK members for decades. (AA Photo)

Peace in the southeast clears way for nomads | Daily Sabah

Once afraid of traveling to mountain pastures stalked by PKK terrorists, nomads in southeastern Turkey are returning to the green plateaus as the reconciliation process to end terrorism moves forward.

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