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Is there any hope for the USA? | Popular Resistance

Do you agree with the below or do you think there is hope? What is the way forward? Either put your comments in the comment section here or email me. 

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The Downside of Renewables | MelindaTuhus.net Leaves and Fishes

Energy conservation and energy efficiency are the best ways to reduce our climate footprint, and reduce attendant ground-level pollution that disproportionately affects some populations.

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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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Notable Peace News

Schools of mass destruction | Beyond Nuclear International

The following is the executive summary from ICAN’s report: Schools of Mass Destruction.

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Biden: A War Cabinet? | CounterPunch.org

While Benghazi has been the focus of much criticism of Rice, she has received virtually no scrutiny for her backing of the invasion of Iraq and claiming that there were WMDs there.

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Biden could take swift action on transgender ban, nuclear weapons | POLITICO

President-elect Joe Biden could get some quick wins by using executive orders to roll back several of President Donald Trump’s Pentagon policies.

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Unf*ck the vote! 3 ways creative action can win the election | Waging Nonviolence

Beautiful Trouble’s guide to winning the numbers game, defending democracy and challenging business as usual to build the future we deserve.

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Events

Gandhi Peace Award Ceremony 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 21 | PEP

 The honorees are Dr. Zaher Sahloul of Chicago and Mayson Almisri of the Syria Civil Defense (better known as the White Helmets) who is now exiled in Canada. 

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What Congress Needs to Know About Pending Nuclear Waste Legislation | Briefing | EESI

Friday, November 13 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Online at www.eesi.org/livecast A live webcast will ...

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What Facebook doesn’t want you to know. Facebook deleted Cuba Conference Event page

After the U.S. Elections: For Normalization! Why We Must End the Blockade on Cuba!

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Gandhi Peace Award Ceremony Set for Sat., Nov. 21 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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Disarmament

Biden: A War Cabinet? | CounterPunch.org

While Benghazi has been the focus of much criticism of Rice, she has received virtually no scrutiny for her backing of the invasion of Iraq and claiming that there were WMDs there.

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Biden could take swift action on transgender ban, nuclear weapons | POLITICO

President-elect Joe Biden could get some quick wins by using executive orders to roll back several of President Donald Trump’s Pentagon policies.

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Nuclear disarmers can’t forget the communities that rely on military spending | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Few would guess that Cheyenne, Wyoming might be the target for a nuclear attack.

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Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They’re Illegal | The Nation

Ray Acheson: Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Immoral. Now They’re Illegal

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Middle East

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Nov. 29 | United Nations

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

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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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Human Rights

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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

How I’ll govern Ghana if elected President: Brigitte Dzogbenuku | Premium Times

Brigitte Dzogbenuku’s Progressives Peoples Party recorded one per cent of the vote when she ran for vice-president in 2016

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‘War and Peace’ in Western Sahara: Restoring Cross-Border Trade with Africa | MoroccoWorldNews

On Nov. 13, the Moroccan army evacuated the Guerguerat crossing, located in the buffer zone on the Moroccan-Mauritanian border ...

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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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Asia

People gather at a rally to exhort the objectives that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un suggested in his New Year speech, at Kim Il-Sung square, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

After Biden’s election victory, what’s North Korea’s next move? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Pyongyang may wait until after the regime cements next year’s goals during its January party congress.

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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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