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Ginsburg Institute for Justice Needed for Our Depleted Democracy | Ralph Nader

It is never too late for more institutional infusions toward a just society.

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Medea Benjamin in 2014 (photo: cjzurcher)

A ‘Persistent Eye in the Sky’ Coming to a City Near You? | Medea Benjamin, Barry Summers

Allowing this powerful technology to be taken from overseas wars and turned inward on American citizens isn’t something that should happen without a robust public debate.

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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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Notable Peace News

DHS Used Unmarked Vans to Transport Migrants to Border of Guatemala | Foreign Policy

While some of us worry that the US will become an authoritarian nightmare, for others it already is.

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Priest gets federal prison for breaking into Navy base | The AP

A 71-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to federal prison for breaking into a ...

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Ardeth Platte, Dominican nun and antinuclear activist, dies at 84 | The Washington Post

ARDETH PLATTE, PRESENTE! 4/10/1936 - 9/30/2020 Beyond Nuclear was honored and privileged to bump into Ardeth Platte, a Dominican Sister, on the front lines of anti-nuclear weapons activism

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First US taxpayer sentenced to prison for crimes revealed by Panama Papers | ICIJ

“It can’t be that most of us pay our taxes, and 17% can willy-nilly disrespect the law,” said Judge Richard M. Berman.

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Events

60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding

On October 16-17, a special online event for the 60th Anniversary of the Temple of Understanding will take place.

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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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Disarmament

Priest gets federal prison for breaking into Navy base | The AP

A 71-year-old Roman Catholic priest has been sentenced to federal prison for breaking into a ...

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Trump’s COVID infection shows why it’s time to retire the nuclear football | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

President Trump took the nuclear football with him to Walter Reed Medical Center, where he received treatment for COVID-19.

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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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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

First US taxpayer sentenced to prison for crimes revealed by Panama Papers | ICIJ

“It can’t be that most of us pay our taxes, and 17% can willy-nilly disrespect the law,” said Judge Richard M. Berman.

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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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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

Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested for ‘anti-state propaganda’ | Global Voices

Doan Trang also co-founded the Vietnam Legal Initiative, a United States-based NGO working to promote human rights in Vietnam.

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New evidence indicates Hong Kong police helped China arrest 12 activists fleeing for Taiwan | Global Voices

New evidence indicates Hong Kong police helped China arrest 12 activists fleeing for Taiwan The 12 activists are now detained in Shenzen.

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A practical approach to North Korea for the next US president | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The next US president should signal that Washington is prepared to discuss both peace and denuclearization with Pyongyang and open up the talks to China and South Korea.

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US moves to ban imports tied to forced Uighur labor in China’s Xinjiang region | ICIJ

U.S. lawmakers stepped up their efforts to stop China’s human rights violations against Uighurs after reports emerged documenting forced labor

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